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Article ID: 696395

Experts Provide Tips on Keeping the Whole Family Safe and Sound in the Event of a Wildfire

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Two Children's Hospital Los Angeles experts - pulmonologist Shirleen Loloyan Kohn, MD, and psychologist Stephanie Marcy, PhD, provide tips on keeping the whole family safe and sound in the event of a wildfire.

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20-Jun-2018 1:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696099

Remember: Only You (and Artificially Intelligent Drones) Can Prevent Forest Fires

Arizona State University (ASU)

A team of ASU students built an AI drone to detect wildfires before they become catastrophic. The students will compete for a $100,000 prize in an international Microsoft pitch competition this summer.

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13-Jun-2018 4:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 690489

Wildfire Intensity Impacts Water Quality and Its Treatment in Forested Watersheds

American Chemical Society (ACS)

The recent Thomas Fire in California was the largest wildfire in the state’s modern history. It scorched nearly 282,000 acres between December 2017 and January 2018, and serves as a reminder of how devastating such events can be. Now, researchers report that wildfires in forested watersheds can have a variable but predictable impact on the substances that are released from soils and flow into drinking water sources.

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6-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 689844

CENIC Recognizes Technology Projects to Combat California Wildfires

University of California San Diego

Two University of California San Diego projects, along with a complementary University of Nevada, Reno project, have been selected as recipients of the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) 2018 Innovations in Networking Award for Experimental Applications in recognition of work advancing IT and telecommunications technologies to help minimize potential damage caused by wildfires.

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20-Feb-2018 4:15 PM EST
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Article ID: 686578

10 Tips for Staying Healthy During Wildfires: ATS Recommendations

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

This past weekend brought fierce Santa Ana Winds to Southern California that are expected to last all week. As of this writing, major fires are burning in Ventura County and other areas within Los Angeles County. The South Coast Air Quality Management District lists the following areas of direct smoke impacts: ftp://ftp.aqmd.gov/pub/globalist/Advisory2.pdf

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11-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 686468

Wildfires Pose Great Threat to Health, Burden on Economy, and Long-Term Impact on Environment

University of Redlands

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7-Dec-2017 3:15 PM EST
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Article ID: 686464

California's Vulnerability to Wildfire Fed by Climate Change

University of Redlands

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7-Dec-2017 2:55 PM EST
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Article ID: 686453

Disaster Research Experts Available to Discuss Evacuations and Other Aspects of Southern California Fires

University of Delaware

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7-Dec-2017 2:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 686362

U Researcher Available to Give Insight Into Wildfire Warnings and Evacuation Decisions

University of Utah

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6-Dec-2017 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 686330

Firefighters at Risk: The Importance of Maintaining Exercise for Health and Fitness

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Latest Research Highlights from ACSM

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6-Dec-2017 2:05 PM EST
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