The Fire Mappers

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Climate change is contributing to larger wildfires and a longer fire season, making the need for near-real time and ultra-precise maps of fires more critical than ever. A team at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), in Boise, Idaho, (USA), is responding to that demand with new and better mapping technologies.

Colorado floods rescue efforts threatened by new wave of rain

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Originally Published by The Guardian – From the Rocky Mountain foothills to the plains of northeastern Colorado, the search for people stranded by severe flooding grew more difficult on Sunday, with a new wave of rain threatening to hamper airlifts from flooded areas that are still out of reach.