Tag: Wildfire

Stronger buildings could delay, but not stop, wildfire destruction alone

California's deadly Camp Fire is now 100 percent contained, but low humidity and strong winds in the state mean that wildfires could strike again. Unfortunately, better building materials and planning can only offer so much protection, says a Purdue University natural hazards engineering expert.

Week 3 of Building Safety Month focuses on Protecting Communities from Disasters

Week 3 (May 13-19) of the international campaign, Building Safety Month, presented by the International Code Council, focuses on “Protecting Communities from Disasters.”

Urgent need for watershed management plans

A growing number of wildfire-burned areas throughout the western United States are expected to increase soil erosion rates within watersheds, causing more sediment to...
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