A Technological Edge on Wildfires

July 8, 2013 2:41 PM

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A Technological Edge on Wildfires

Of course, the best way to fight catastrophic fires is to keep them from growing to catastrophic scale. But that is becoming more and more difficult as global warming raises the likelihood of fires, especially in Western forests. By 2050, the annual extent of forests burned is predicted to rise by 50 percent or more.

So officials and experts are increasingly relying on technology both high and low to counteract the trickery of raging wildfires.

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