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United States of America

USA: We can’t stop wildfires – we need to relearn how to live with them

15 Nov 2018, Conversation Media Group, the

Over past centuries, public perception of fire has changed from it being a valuable resource to now posing a threat, impeding people from co-existing with fire risks. Communities can reduce risk by planning carefully, not only regarding building materials, firebreaks and transport infrastructure, but also in how to maintain safe habitation in flammable landscapes.




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