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Economic kvetching over knish shortage

Nov 11, 2013
And this final note on supply and demand: Of Knishes.
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'Orange slime' used for fighting fires heats debate

Oct 29, 2013
To help fight wildfires, officials often dump orange fire retardant from planes. But some Forest Service employees argue the substance doesn't work as promised.
Posted In: Environment, fire, Science, firefighting
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A $129 smoke detector that talks

Oct 8, 2013
The Nest Protect costs four times as much as a normal smoke detector.
Posted In: fire, home security, safety
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Yosemite fire burns a mountain region's economy

Aug 30, 2013
The 200-square-mile Rim Fire peels back the layers of the Sierra Nevadas’ economic ecology.
Posted In: fire, wildfires
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Insurance pools enable housing in Western wildfire zones

Aug 26, 2013
As the Rim Fire in California continues to spread from Yosemite National Park, thousands of homes are threatened. In many areas in the West, insurance pools make it possible to build housing in high-risk fire zones.
Posted In: fire, insurance
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Living with fire: In the dry West, it's not if a house will burn, it's when

Aug 19, 2013
Wildfires are burning across the West and are expected to get worse as global temperatures rise. One problem: people living in high-risk fire zones.
Posted In: fire, california, wildfire
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Wildland firefighting: A family affair

Aug 7, 2013
It's been a tough year in wildland firefighting with multiple deaths in Arizona and elsewhere. This mother-daughter pair grapple with the stress, danger and excitement.
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Fireproofing your home in the wilderness

Jul 3, 2013
Hundreds of homes have already been lost to wildfires this summer. There are ways to make these houses less likely to burn, but fire mitigation is a hard sell to homeowners.
Posted In: fire, wildfire, fireproof, home
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Despite wildfires, more homes built in forests

Jul 2, 2013
Why more and more homes are going up in the country’s most fire-prone areas.
Posted In: colorado, fire, wildfire, home insurance
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Using Twitter to summon emergency help

Dec 18, 2012
On the face of it, it sounds crazy: Your house or apartment is on fire, and rather than phoning the emergency services, you tweet them. But that is what the London Fire Brigade is mulling over.
Posted In: Britain, Twitter, fire, emergency

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