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13 Sep

Forest fires destroying vital buffer against climate change

  • September 13, 2019
  • McAndrew Rudisill

  Pekanbaru (Indonesia) (AFP) – With fierce blazes raging in jungles from the Amazon to Indonesia, concerns are mounting about the impact as rainforests play a vital role in protecting the planet against global warming. The latest serious outbreak is in Indonesia, where smog-belching fires started to clear land for agriculture are burning out of..

07 Feb

Forest Fire Insurance Costs Soar

  • February 7, 2019
  • McAndrew Rudisill

MUNICH (REUTERS) – Forest fires are becoming increasingly likely because of climate change and costing insurers more than ever, with the deadly fire that ravaged northern California the single most expensive natural disaster in 2018, Munich Re said on Tuesday. The California wildfire that devastated the small town of Paradise in November caused losses of $16.5 billion,..

04 Oct

NASA images show forest fires polluting the atmosphere

  • October 4, 2018
  • McAndrew Rudisill

Shocking NASA images shows how forest fires, exhaust fumes and sandstorms are polluting the atmosphere Jonas Lotz, Business Insider Deutschland Sep. 18, 2018, 7:31 AM On the satellite image, the colours represent the three main types of aerosols. NASA / Joshua Stevens / Adam Voiland Every time you breathe in, you’re inhaling what NASA refers to..

07 Sep

Drone used on wildfire in Yellowstone’s northwestern corner

  • September 7, 2018
  • dmackinn

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A drone assisted crews with a wildfire in the northwestern corner of Yellowstone National Park.   An unmanned aircraft system was used Monday on the fire, which has burned more than 3 square miles (8 square kilometers) in the park and on the Lee Metcalf Wilderness south of Big Sky, the..

06 Jun

Bridger Aerospace Team selected by Department of Interior for “Call When Needed” Unmanned Type 1 Air Attack Service Contract

  • June 6, 2018
  • dmackinn

BOZEMAN, Mont., June 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Bridger Aerospace is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by the Department of Interior (“DOI”) to supply unmanned service support for wild land fire management on a “call when needed” basis. The five-year IDIQ contract, which is the first of its kind awarded by..

29 May

Longview Aviation Asset Management Announces Bridger Aerospace Group as Launch Customer for Viking CL-415EAF “Enhanced Aerial Firefighter” Conversion Program

  • May 29, 2018
  • dmackinn

CALGARY, Alberta, May 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Longview Aviation Asset Management (LAAM) of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is pleased to announce Bridger Aerospace Group (Bridger Aerospace) of Bozeman, Montana, USA as the first multiple-aircraft launch customer for the Viking CL-415EAF “Enhanced Aerial Firefighter” conversion program. Bridger Aerospace has signed a firm aircraft purchase agreement with LAAM..