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Fire That Threatened Lake Tahoe Region Is Now 100-Percent Contained

October 21, 2021 6:08 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/10/21/fire-that-threatened-lake-tahoe-region-is-now-100-percent-contained/ SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The 2-month-old California wildfire that threatened the Lake Tahoe resort region over the summer has been declared 100% contained, officials said. The fire, which scorched more than 346 square miles (896 square kilometers) of the Sierra Nevada and burned hundreds of homes, reached the milestone late…

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How an enriched environment fires up our synapses

October 20, 2021 6:00 pm Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/10/211020140023.htm Processing of sensory impressions and information depends very much on how the synapses in our brain work. A team has now shown how lipid and protein regulation impact brain's processing of a beautiful and stimulating environment. The lipids located in the membranes of the synapses are central to signal transmission, the researchers…

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Residents Return as Firefighters Get 87-Percent Containment of Alisal Fire

October 19, 2021 8:57 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/10/19/residents-return-as-firefighters-get-87-percent-containment-of-alisal-fire/ SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Residents who fled the Alisal Fire west of Santa Barbara have been allowed to return home. All evacuation orders and warnings were canceled Sunday afternoon. The fire was 87% contained Monday morning and its size was holding at about 27 square miles (70 square kilometers). The fire…

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ABWiSE v1.0: toward an agent-based approach to simulating wildfire spread

October 19, 2021 4:04 am Source: https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-3141-2021 ABWiSE v1.0: toward an agent-based approach to simulating wildfire spread Jeffrey Katan and Liliana Perez Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3141–3160, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-3141-2021, 2021 Wildfires are an integral part of ecosystems worldwide, but they also pose a serious risk to human life and property. To further our understanding of wildfires and allow…

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CA Firefighters Make Progress Corralling Alisal Fire

October 15, 2021 8:33 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/10/15/ca-firefighters-make-progress-corralling-alisal-fire/ SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters reported significant progress in corralling a wildfire in Southern California coastal mountains on Friday. The Alisal Fire in the Santa Ynez Mountains west of Santa Barbara grew only slightly since Thursday morning to 26.4 square miles (68 square kilometers) and containment of the blaze jumped to…

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Podcast: ‘Life with Fire’ with Amanda Monthei

October 15, 2021 3:26 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/10/15/podcast-life-with-fire-with-amanda-monthei/ When Amanda Monthei was growing up, she actually thought about becoming an archeologist. She always knew she wanted to write, but becoming a wildland firefighter? That was not on her radar until much later.  “I had some girlfriends who’d been doing it and I was like, hey, that looks pretty fun. So,…

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