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Abnormal 'Fire Cloud' forming over Australian bush fires

Abnormal 'Fire Cloud' forming over Australian bush fires

The fires currently searing through the Australian bush between Lithgow and Bilpin could create an unusual cloud formation known as a 'Fire Cloud' or pyrocumulus, predict fire analysts. The unique weather phenomenon only forms when areas of intense heat, such as bush fires or volcanoes, meet with an unstable atmosphere.

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Wildfires Sparked by Climate Change

Climate Change dried out Colorado--hardly any snow fell in the winter, then spring rains didn't come. A spark was all that was needed to start a raging wildfire.
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Wildfires Caused by Global Warming?

UPDATE - If you watched the evening news anytime during the past two weeks, you saw images of forest fires roaring through suburban neighborhoods in California. Does global warming have anything to do with this? UPDATE: Thanks to lower winds and the tireless efforts of firefighters, the California fires are finally winding down...

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How to Predict Where Forest Fires Will Strike

It's wildfire season again in California and the West. Researchers have developed a new way to predict when vegetation dries to the point it is most vulnerable to large-scale fires in the Santa Monica Mountains near Los Angeles. This year's forecast says the highest-risk fire period will begin July 13?weeks earlier than usual.

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Terrorist Forest Fires

The annual summer wildfires are harmful both to our weather and to our health. Judd Slivka writes in The Arizona Republic that U.S. forests have been considered as possible targets by al-Qaeda terrorists. An al-Qaeda prisoner told the FBI he'd developed a plan to set midsummer forest fires in Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming. An FBI memo...

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