Forest Service gets new wildfire tool

Climate Central: With much of the West mired in drought conditions heading into the summer, the U.S. Forest Service is preparing for what could be another damaging wildfire season. This year, firefighters will be armed with an updated tool to help them battle fires with the precision of special forces on the battlefield. The instrument, known as the "Autonomous Modular Sensor,' or AMS, can help the Forest Service detect wildfires and conduct post-burn assessments. While similar devices have been in use for several......

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