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Brain Food: The Rapidly Shifting World of Forest Restoration

The West is experiencing one of the driest winter stretches on record, and that’s got forest ecologists concerned about what these drought conditions will mean for fire season. Dr. Wally Covington is the executive director of the Ecological Restoration Institute at Northern Arizona University.
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White House plans fund for large-wildfire suppression

WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday announced a plan to create a special disaster fund to fight massive wildfires while boosting efforts to thin trees and clear brush that has fueled devastating blazes in Arizona and across the drought-stricken West.
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Drought intensifies in western US

In recent days California has announced its most severe water restrictions ever as drought continues to hit the state. Scientists say the region’s rainfall has been declining over the years and the consequences are serious.
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