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Misconceptions about Wildfires Are Fueling the Problem

The 2020 wildfire season was the worst in California’s recorded history, with more than four million acres burned and almost 10,500 structures destroyed across the state. The fires were heavily covered by the news media, and some reports suggested California had suffered apocalyptic devastation and permanent loss...

January 29, 2021 — Erik Olsen

Science News Briefs from around the Planet

Here are some brief reports about science and technology from around the world, including one from Panama about the toll lightning takes on tropical trees.

December 28, 2020 — Sarah Lewin Frasier
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