The Christmas 2001 outbreak was to become the worst bushfire episode in the state's history, with more than 900 fires, nearly 2,000 miles of fire perimeter, and more than 1.86 million acres of forest and shrubland burned
. City outskirts were damaged, and the fire situation dominated every news report and every conversation.
More than 100,000 acres burned
in the county last summer.
Native Americans burned
woodlands to promote desirable plant growth and to drive game.
In 1967 a wildfire there burned
a virgin stand of larch, Douglas-fir, and lodgepole pine, killing mature trees and burning the duff to the mineral soil.
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
All study participants burned
more calories than usual, consistent with other studies of people who are overfed.
Coors Brewing Company trucked in bottled water daily, and retailer Eddie Bauer donated 5 percent of opening-day revenues from a new store to replant the burned
area through AMERICAN FORESTS' Global ReLeaf Forests program (see "The Story in the Stores," page 30).
More than 60 years ago, the first investigators of the cave also reported finding burned
bones, as well as antlers and pieces of wood, in sediment that contains stone implements.
The national forests in Mississippi are the best "producers" in the region, with 135,000 acres burned
From 1984 to 1993, on 270 million acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands, wild and prescribed fire burned
an average of 950,000 acres per year.
For instance, at least 99 percent of the spilled oil burned
off the surface.
In 1994 it was estimated that over 1.35 million tons of PM2.5 (particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter) were emitted from 65,700 fires that burned
3.8 million acres of federal lands.
The largest of these, called the A-rock blaze, burned
18,100 acres before fire crews brought it under control on Aug.
In Oakland, vegetation is mechanically removed, piled, and burned
. As Baker says, "People wouldn't stand for 100- or 200-acre plots being prescribed burned
," and he would hate for a controlled burn to get out of control and destroy a hillside of homes.
As a result of the recent findings, researchers have boosted their estimates of the amount of biomass burned
by fires each year.