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Bushfires: Australian satellite would be ‘tuned’ to eucalypt vegetation

Image copyright Copernicus Data/ESA/Sentinel-2 Image caption The 2019/2020 fire season was unprecedented for the forest area that was burned Australian scientists are developing a satellite that can better identify where bushfires might start.The small spacecraft would carry infrared detectors specifically tuned to the country's dominant vegetation - in particular to…
bubmag
March 3, 2020
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Eyes in space to spot bushfire danger zones

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) will lead the development of the first Australian satellite designed to predict where bushfires are likely to start and those that will be difficult to contain. The new satellite will accurately measure forest fuel load and vegetation moisture levels…
bubmag
March 3, 2020
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Logging to start in bushfire-ravaged New Zealand forests this week

Credit: CC0 Public Domain New South Wales' Forestry Corporation will this week start "selective timber harvesting" from two state forests ravaged by bushfire on the state's south coast. The state-owned company says the operations will be "strictly managed" and produce timber for power poles, bridges, flooring and decking. Similarly, the…
bubmag
March 2, 2020