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Exploring the Environment: Yellowstone Fires

Exploring the Environment: Yellowstone Fires

This site from Wheeling Jesuit University features an exercise in which students engage in a policy debate using an Earth System Science (ESS) analysis of a fire's impact on the air, land, water, and living things to determine whether or not naturally-caused fires in national parks should burn to their natural conclusion. The case used to illustrate the impact of fire is the Yellowstone National Park fire of 1988. This was the largest series of...

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