Tag: fires

October 9, 2020

Beavers create fire-resistant forest patches

They chew down trees, dam up waterways and build wetland ecosystems that benefit a host of other species. Now, new research shows that beavers’ ecosystem engineering might have another benefit...

January 8, 2020

1 billion animals killed in Australian bushfires

Bushfires burning through Australia have left an estimated 1 billion animals dead. An initial estimate show the loss of 480 million mammals, birds and reptiles, based on population densities available...