Wildfires Did you know that wildfires can get up to the speeds of 14 miles per hour, and 90% of wildfires are stared by humans? Wildfires are stared by humans because of cigarette buds being left on the ground, campfires not being put out. Another reason of how wildfires are stared by humans is burning wastes. Wildfires forms in inserting ways, they are very deadly and happen in a lot of place.
Forest fires are uncontrolled fires in nature. They happen all over the world. Forest fires may be beneficial to many organisms in the environment. Forest fires burn the smaller, weaker, and low growing plants. This allows the other plants to grow healthier, without smaller ones using up their resources.
On the seventh of February 2009, the Black Saturday Bushfire burnt across the state of Victoria. The most devastating bushfire in the Australian history. It is considered to be one of the deadliest fires to burn in Australia as it managed to burn down over 4500-square-kilometres of land, destroy 2029 homes, kill 173 people, injure 5000 people and kill thousands of animals. Individuals, groups and government stood together to help the victims in any possible way. They did so by donating money individually, communities helping the victims and government assisting them financially.
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 was one of the greatest catastrophes in the history of the United States history. The holocaust burned from Sunday, October 8, to early Tuesday, October 10, 1871. Within hours the great city of Chicago was destroyed. Before the fire broke out on Sunday night, October 8, there had been a drought causing everything to be dry and extremely flammable. The city of Chicago was so flammable because almost the entire city was made out of wood.
The Great Chicago Fire Fire is really dangerous and strong especially when put next to something that can catch on fire. On October 8 to October 10, in 1871, a big fire happen in Chicago that really took a toll in Chicago. The fire last around 2 to 3 days leaving Chicago in flames and thick black smoke ( Billings,et al. PG 146-147 ). Most likely the dry weather and the buildings that was mostly made out of wood started the fire.
A tornado can destroy anything in its path. It kills many people and animals. An example would be a tornado breaking a skyscraper and 1,000 people dying. A flood can affect many places. In Ancient Egypt, floods were good, however, in the U.S.A., floods are bad.
Prescribed fires are very useful. They do many things to help like reduce hazardous fuels, help stop the spread of insects and diseases, recycles nutrients back into the soil and many more. These examples show that prescribed fires are helpful for the population. whether it be the animals or the people, they help in major ways. These help the animals in more ways than they help us, but if they help the animals, that means that they're well fed and that is good for everyone.
Wildland fires have played an important role in North American history. Theyhave helped shape our public and private lands. Wildfires have causedthousands of deaths, destroyed millions of acres of timber and evenseveral towns in their path. However, wildland fire is not solely adestructive force. It is necessary for the growth of some plantspecies, and is part of an ecological cycle.
The evidence shows that prescribed fires can “reduce the risk of unwanted fires in the future.” (FAM) The buildup that’s caused by preventing fires is an uncontrollable mass of fuel for a wildfire, which only validates the usefulness of prescribed fires. Mainly, this is because of the overgrowth which kills off fire-dependent species, allows pests such as mosquitoes to thrive, and it allows the forest to keep itself from rejuvenating. In conclusion, the prescribed fires can help reduce extreme wildfires and replenish the environment.
This past month, the Pacific Northwest has been on fire. Wildfires in this area have been devastating to families, firefighters, ranchers, animals, and so many others. While firefighters fight viciously to contain these fires, there is another war that is going on at the same time; integrity in media. During these fires, newspapers and various news stations supplied the public with half-truths and exaggerations.
Fire plays a significant role in the life cycle of plants as it helps in regrowth. It also encourages the germination of new grassland plants. However, bushfires increases the amount of Carbon Dioxide in the air which is harmful for both individuals and environment. Bushfire also risks the life on animals. Marysville (and surrounding areas) accommodated the only recognised habitat of lead beaters’ possum and some other endangered animals.
In the novel Tangerine, the protagonist, Paul Fisher, and his mother move to Tangerine, Florida to meet up with his father and older brother Erik at their new home. The family has moved due to Mr. Fisher’s work and expected their new home in Lake Windsor Downs to be perfect. However, the problems beneath the surface become apparent the longer they live there. Koi fish in the lake go missing, a sinkhole occurs at the local school, and termites eat away at neighborhood homes. Tangerine presents a perfect guise that conceals its ugly imperfections.