Jul 02 2012
Researchers are putting a lot of effort into studying the relationship between beetle killed and damaged tress and wildfire intensity . . .
Inside university laboratories and government research facilities across the country, scientists are playing with dozens of variables — mixing and matching and rearranging — to gain a better understanding of what makes wildfire go.
They’re busy building computer models as firefighters toil on steep mountainsides to put out more than a dozen new blazes in what has already become a vicious summer of destruction.