8/8/2013

Climate change may be contributing to damaging wildfires in the West, according to research from Michigan State University. Researchers found that 3.6 million acres burned in the region during August last year -- the largest tally for the month since 2000. "Our findings suggest that future lower atmospheric conditions may favor larger and more extreme wildfires, posing an additional challenge to fire and forest management," said geography professor Lifeng Luo.

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