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Residents evacuated for forest fire near Halifax allowed to return home


PORTERS LAKE, N.S. – Residents of more than 500 homes that were threatened by a forest fire in an area east of Halifax are being allowed to return now that officials have lifted an evacuation order. Halifax Fire tweeted late

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New method can predict where lightning will spark wildfires


CALGARY – Apparently lightning can strike the same place twice after all. A study by researchers at the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering suggests it’s possible to predict where lightning will strike and how often. They say satellite

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Reduced forest fire risk prompts New Brunswick to lift forestry restrictions

August 16, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

FREDERICTON – The New Brunswick government has lifted restrictions on forestry operations as the risk of forest fires fades. On Aug. 3, the government put a halt to harvesting, forwarding, site preparation or pre-commercial thinning between noon and 8 p.m.

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Changing climate is raising forest fire risk, says Natural Resources Canada annual report

September 28, 2016 Bruce Cheadle - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – A new government report says that by the end of this century a changing climate is expected to at least double the area burned each year by forest fires in Canada. The 2015 annual forest assessment by Natural

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University of Calgary professor using NASA satellite data to help forecast forest fires

July 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

An engineering professor from the University of Calgary is using freely accessible satellite data from NASA to create five classes of forest fire risk to help accurately predict where these hazards might strike. Quazi Hassan, a geomatics engineering associate professor