Because all vegetation burned
in many areas of the forests last summer, "mammals and birds will be looking for anything to eat," Shearer says.
Since creating dioxins requires chlorine, she argues, "we should move away from chlorine-containing materials"--such as the polyvinyl chloride plastic that Lemieux identified as the likely primary source of the dioxin in the trash he burned
For instance, though some oil washed over the boom as each fire was due to get under-way, even that burned
without leaving behind the characteristic l-mm-thick sheen of oil.
Afterward, not only did an increased amount of water flow into the creek, the burned
slopes themselves literally poured down every drainage.
The largest of these, called the A-rock blaze, burned
18,100 acres before fire crews brought it under control on Aug.
It gradually burned
through bitterbrush and light woody debris, mimicking the natural understory fires of old and thus protecting a stand of mature ponderosas.
As a result of the recent findings, researchers have boosted their estimates of the amount of biomass burned
by fires each year.
A helicopter set us on a razorback ridge to dig a fire line across a slope where the fire had burned
down from the mesa top.
Kean of New Jersey pledged 1,000 seedlings to Yellowstone to help reforest its burned