Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
COLUMBIA, Mo. – For nearly a century, forest fires have been viewed by scientists and the public as dangerous and environmentally damaging disasters. However, recent research has shown that forest fires are vital to maintaining healthy forests. While people in the western portions of the U.S. experience forest fires often and know of their value,
Thursday, August 14th, 2014
As a senior expert at the newly-established Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Agency (BP REDD+), Erwinsyah is responsible for monitoring hot spots in the country’s forests and sending alerts to relevant agencies and local officials about possible land and forest fires. Thanks to the introduction of Global Forest Watch-Fires (GFW-Fires), an online platform
Friday, June 29th, 2012
This image, captured by the Pléiades 1A satellite, shows the area of Colorado affected by forest fires, enhanced with additional information by Astrium Services’ geo-experts. The images from the Earth observation satellites operated by Astrium Services (Pléiades, SPOT, etc) are often used to support homeland security and emergency services personnel following a disaster.
Friday, May 25th, 2012
Summer’s scorching heat has arrived in Canada, ushering in a new season of forest fires across the country. After one of the driest winters Canada has encountered from coast to coast, heat hasn’t helped parts of northern Ontario, southeastern Manitoba and Northern Alberta where regions have already been ravaged by forest fires. David Phillips, a