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Wildfire beyond forests
Reposted from the Berkeley ESPM News “ONLY YOU!” For nearly eight decades, Smokey Bear's face and words have served as an emblematic warning about preventing forest fires, but his age-old motto only describes a tiny piece of the...

Can homes be designed to withstand wildfire?
        In 2018, the Camp Fire destroyed nearly 19,000 structures in Northern California, including most of the town of Paradise. The structures left standing by the conflagration provided...

Dams Ineffective for Cold-Water Conservation - Study of California Streams Reveals Fish Give Dams the Cold Shoulder
Reposted from UC Davis News Knowing where cold water is likely to stay cold is critical for conservation. But “cold” is more than just a number on a thermometer. Dams do not adequately support cold-water ecosystems. Dams poorly...

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