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2 -- color) Firefighters established a command post at Castaic Lake, about 20 miles south of where the Day Fire was burning out of control on Wednesday.
But in other communities, WTE plants have encountered opposition because people think of them as incinerators that are burning regular trash.
This harsh locale might seem a strange destination for a hedonistic pilgrimage, yet the masses flock to it for the annual, ephemeral manifestation of Burning Man, a weeklong festival that is also, on many levels, a huge art event.
There are dozens of coal fires burning out of control in Pennsylvania alone; worldwide, there could be hundreds of thousands.
This is Burning Man, the world's biggest and wackiest annual summer camp, where artists, performers and business professionals from all over come to frolic, commune with nature and forget corporate life during the last week of August.
Racist groups have long used burning crosses among their symbols, and to intimidate blacks, Jews, and other minority groups.
In the Southwest and California, the practice of light burning became known as "Paiute forestry.
The idea that low intensity aerobic activities are better for fat burning than high intensity exercise was given credence when several research studies indicated that low intensity activities burned a greater percentage of fat calories than high intensity activities.
We recently moved to a community where routine outdoor burning of leaves and trash is very irritating to my throat.
Certainly, Burning Man has changed from a truly anarchistic event--an anything-goes party of pyrotechnics and drive-by shooting ranges done off the grid, with no official approval sought and none granted--into a limited-liability corporation that charges admission and devotes a huge amount of resources to placating government agencies at all levels.
If we'd done more prescribed burning, we could have greatly reduced its damage.
While World of Warcraft has continued to grow rapidly along with its player population, The Burning Crusade will represent our single largest addition of new game content and new features to date," said Mike Morhaime, president and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment.
Here, the oxidizer is either oxygen or another compound that accepts electrons readily enough and fast enough to drive the heat-releasing chemical reactions that underlie burning.
The numbers were staggering: The month of July began with large fires in the Northwest; Great Basin, Alaska; Southern California; and the Northern Rockies, and ended with 48 big fires still burning.
In the past decade, wood burning has almost doubled throughout the country.