Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
An old saying is that, "Where there is smoke, there is fire." The reverse is just as true, and an aggravating issue in the forest fire management dilemma is what to do about the smoke that comes with burning?
- Read on to learn about the smoke issue:
- Smoke gets in our eyesand lungs, tooas fire grows: This 1999 Arizona Daily Star article describes how the smoke from a local fire was a source of irritation for Tucson residents.
- Intentionally set fires may bring back haze: This 1998 Arizona Daily Star article warns Tucson citizens that smoke will be in the air because of prescribed burning in local forests.
- No intentional fires and The forests must burn (same file): This 1998 Arizona Daily Star letter to the editor and response speak to the difficult issue of smoke coming from forest fires started on purpose.The authors need not be named.
- Bill would fine feds for wildfire smoke: This 2015 Bozeman Daily Chronicle article talks of a state fining the federal government for smoke during a wildfire.
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