WUI in the News

Here you can find current news articles about wildland-urban interface issues in the U.S. and abroad. Please note that while Interface South maintains news archives for reference, the links may no longer be active. You may need to contact the source or host website for more information.

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Feb 2005 contains 5 News Articles.

Salt water and waste heat - presto! - drinking supply
Christian Science Monitor - 3 Feb 2005
Since power plants need water for cooling purposes and desalination plants need heat, why not combine the needs of both? The professors - James Klausner and Renwei Mei - calculate that their process would shave a sixth of the cost from today's most efficient technology.

Python-Tracking Puppy Trains to Patrol Everglades
National Geographic News - 3 Feb 2005
In their growing battle against giant pythons that have invaded the Florida Everglades, national park officials there have recruited an unlikely ally: a beagle puppy nicknamed "Python Pete."

Healthy Forest Projects Would Continue to Reduce Wildfire Threat
USDA News Release - 3 Feb 2005
The President's budget request funds activities that advance the goals of the Healthy Forests Initiative, including activities authorized under the Healthy Forests Restoration Act that will result in improved forest and rangeland management, healthier landscapes, and reduced risk of catastrophic wildfires.

Conservationists Name Nine New "Biodiversity Hotspots"
National Geographic News - 2 Feb 2005
Today conservationists named nine new "biodiversity hotspots"areas of mind-boggling species richness that are under constant assault from human activity. The label highlights the regions as priorities for the world's conservation efforts.

Deciding How Much Global Warming Is Too Much
New York Times, NY - 1 Feb 2005
After a decade of cautious circling, some scientists and policy makers are now trying to agree on how much warming is too much.