Catrin Edgeley, a student on the MSc in Risk programme at Durham University, explains the pros and cons of using microblogging sites such as Twitter and Facebook to relay emergency information about wildfire hazards. Microblogging as a technique for the […]
As reported previously on IHRR’s blog (see Recent devastating forest fires in US) wildfires have been a severe environmental hazard for the western US. According to the National Interagency Fire Center 8,828,875 acres have been burnt this year (896,664 if […]
Some spectacular fires broke out across different parts of the US recently especially in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. The Fontenelle blaze was so bad in Wyoming that firefighters were brought in from Alaska to help put out the hungry flames […]
Great seminar given by Dr Bruce D. Malamud from King’s College London on wildfires in the US and what they mean for how we study risk, including some insights for government policy.