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Friday, November 28, 2014

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  • Wildfires are on the rise across the American West and other fire-prone regions of the world, and most environmentalists agree that global warming is largely to blame. But some scientists point out that poor forest management and fire suppression practices over the last century have allowed "fuels" to build up on forest floors, making the fires that do get started that much harder to quell or contain. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed / New Canaan News Contributed
    Wildfires are on the rise across the American West and other fire-prone regions of the world, and most environmentalists agree that global warming is largely to blame. But some scientists point out that poor forest management and fire suppression practices over the last century have allowed "fuels" to build up on forest floors, making the fires that do get started that much harder to quell or contain. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed