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Post-Wildfire Damage Control

A new study published in the Journal of Environmental Management, "Modeling the impacts of wildfire on runoff and pollutant transport from coastal watersheds to the nearshore environment," examines the effects of post-wildfire runoff and its impact on the environment.

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Wild Fire

As climate changes, it appears that summer dryness will begin earlier, last longer and become more intense. These changes may exacerbate fire occurrences, which have historically peaked in late summer and early fall.  If temperatures rise into the medium warming range, the risk of large wildfires in California could increase by as much as 55 percent, which is almost twice the increase expected if temperatures stay in the lower warming range.

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