Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by: Lance D Johnson Tags: Ecology, ecosystem, environment, forest management, forests, human interference, logging, Mother Nature, natural disaster, underbrush, wildfires (Natural News) In recent years, large raging wildfires have increased in quantity and severity, engulfing the western United States. The year 2017 is on pace to be the most catastrophic year yet for wildfires. In Montana, more than 980,000 acres have been lost, as raging fires burn out forest canopies and destroy pristine areas. More than 578,000 acres have burned up in Oregon, more than 422,000 acres have been consumed in California, and nearly 200,000 have been destroyed in Washington. At the height of this year’s chaos, 76 large fires were burning across nine states, wiping out more than 500 homes and 32 businesses. What is to blame for such widespread chaos? A team of researchers at the University of New Mexico set out to understand the cause and effect scenarios that are exacerbating wildfires in the West. Ironically, one of the biggest factors causing stronger wildfires today is many years’ worth of undiscerning and excessive fire control and suppression efforts. No one wants to see fire blazing free in the forest, so every effort is… Read full this story
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