Transboundary haze pollution as a result of indiscriminate land clearance by fire has significant health and economic impacts on member states of the Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN). Meanwhile the impact of the associated carbon...
Subtitle: Indonesian peatlands need to be protected and restored to prevent fires and the health, environmental and economic impact that they have on the wider region. © Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.
This paper presents a quantitative assessment of adaptation options in the context of forest fires in Europe under projected climate change. A standalone fire model (SFM) based on a state-of-the-art large-scale forest fire modelling algorithm is used...
From the text ... 'One of the smokejumper program's defining characteristics is its commitment to innovation--a constant refinement of equipment and techniques that hearkens back to the program's earliest days.'
From the text...'Smokejumpers come from all over the country and represent a very diverse and well-educated workforce.'
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From the text: Firefighting, especially smokejumping, is an exercise in outlasting the uncomfortable. I think it has little to do with gender; rather it is each individual's assessment and subsequent reaction to a given situation.'