Swaying trees could power new forest fire alarm

"The self-powered sensing system could continuously monitor the fire and environmental conditions without requiring maintenance after deployment."

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
June 24, 2020 ~6 min

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Burned pine forests are home to twice as many bees

You might think that freshly burned pine forests would have fewer resident bees. But a new study shows that's not the case.

Michelle Jewel-NC State • futurity
Jan. 30, 2020 ~4 min

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What you need to know about the Amazon fires

As thousands of fires still rage in the Amazon, experts explain what started the fires, what could stop them, and why the Amazon matters so much.

NC State • futurity
Oct. 2, 2019 ~10 min

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A.I. sniffs out smoke damage in vineyards

"…with a relatively small investment and the right software models based on machine learning, winemakers could have a solution to smoke taint in their pocket."

U. Melbourne • futurity
Aug. 29, 2019 ~7 min

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Maps: These states get less federal money for fires

Some states receive an outsized share of federal fire protection money, a new model shows.

Cory Nealon-Buffalo • futurity
March 1, 2019 ~4 min

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Indonesian fires robbed kids of height and future income

New research documents the human toll of palm oil plantation fires in Indonesia. "This disadvantage is impossible to reverse."

Duke University • futurity
Feb. 21, 2019 ~4 min

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