embers News

Easing Fires Not as Simple as Climate Change vs. Forest Work

SALEM, Ore. — Deadly West Coast wildfires are dividing President Donald Trump and the states’ Democratic leaders over how to prevent blazes from becoming more frequent and destructive, but scientists and others on the front lines say it’s not as …

Australia Wildfires Trigger Exodus as Navy Joins Rescue Effort

Australia’s navy rushed to rescue thousands of holiday-makers from a wildfire-ravaged coastal community while many more struggled to escape endangered towns by road before extreme weather triggers fresh infernos in the nation’s southeast. Eight people have been killed in the …

Oregon State Researcher Studies Wildfire Embers

An Oregon State University professor is using federal funds to conduct research on how embers form and spread during devastating wildfires. Assistant professor David Blunck’s team is testing variables such as temperature, wind speed, timber species and branch diameter to …