Since errors such as mixing lead paint-coveted shingles or arsenic-treated planks into a load of wood chips can create a hazard worse than coal dust, Greene calls the decision to burn
waste wood "a complicated issue.
and permitted to burn
coal, wood and tire-derived fuel, seems to have been accepted by the community.
Almost all the active fires are located in remote areas and, as such, will be permitted to burn
Lopez and other vegetation specialists had spent months compiling environmental data and other information before planning to burn
off the old brush that could fuel a fire in the area and send sparks flying toward Mentryville.
Just as a fire needs oxygen-bearing air to burn
, all rocket fuels require an oxidizer for combustion.
Many forests--and all their trees--are supposed to burn
up every 100 to 500 years according to Mother Nature's plan.
Now, decades after the 1910 fires, many of our forests are tinderboxes waiting to burn
Basically, what we do here is to burn
out the competition for the poppies,'' said Randy Burt, an environmental services intern for the California Parks Department.
Authorization came through to burn
another batch of Valdez oil the next day, But by morning, Allen says, stormy seas, the inevitable emulsification of the floating oil and water, and the crude's weathering (rapid loss of its most combustible components) had rendered that decision moot.
It's a classic example of the 40 million acres of fire-adapted ecosystem that are going to burn
," Stutler said, referring to a January 2000 Forest Service study that predicted burning in areas where fire has been suppressed for years.
It's better to allow it to burn
when we have control of it.
Managers can thus allow lightning fires to burn
under careful supervision there if the firest meet a long list of criteria designed to protect people and property.
Accidents from prescribed fire - whether set on purpose or kindled naturally by lightning and allowed to burn
- do happen.
But recent findings have revealed the importance of two other practices that appear to burn
as much material as land-clearing fires: the worldwide burning of agricultural waste left over after harvest, and the annual burning of grasslands in Africa, South America, Australia and elsewhere to improve grazing.