After The Flames

Ecologists examine the long-term impact of wildfires on air, soil, and wildlife.
November 6, 2003, 4am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"In the aftermath of fires that have burned more than 750,000 acres and killed 22 people over the past two weeks in the Golden State, immediate concerns rightly focus on the human recovery, Morrison notes. But as people rebuild and populations grow at the edge of the wilderness, researchers are gauging the broader effects large wildfires have on air and water quality, as well as on the diversity of wildlife. Of major concern: mudslides, long-term smog, and tainted soil."

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Published on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 in The Christian Science Monitor
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