Wildfires fed by outdated forestry practices, climate change

Forestry expert and Cornell Cooperative Extension Associate Mark C. Whitmore grew up in the Western United States and conducted forestry research in the area impacted by this week’s California fires. Whitmore says fire is a natural part of those ecosystems, but past forestry practices coupled with climate change serve to intensify the severity of such […]

Wildfires can burn hot without ruining soil, new study finds

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE FOR RELEASE:  April 23, 2013 Contact: John Carberry Office: 607-255-5353 Cell: 607-227-0767 johncarberry@cornell.edu Wildfires can burn hot without ruining soil, new study finds ITHACA, N.Y. – When scientists torched an entire 22-acre watershed in Portugal in a recent experiment, their research yielded a counterintuitive result: Large, hot fires do not […]

Wine and wildlife lovers, fear not – a changing world can still have room enough for everyone

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE April 15, 2013  Wine and wildlife lovers, fear not – a changing world can still have room enough for everyone A new study of climate change and wine grapes published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences paints a dire picture for wine grapes and wildlife. Two Cornell […]