Cheatgrass has been found responsible for igniting wildfires in the western United States and threatening wildlife species.
It is said that the invaders, who carried the seeds and straw of the settlers, first came to the western United States in the 1800s.
Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum), once found only in Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia, has spread to other parts of the world, expelling native vegetation and being easily combustible.
Grass species are particularly vulnerable to fire conditions, which aggravate or accelerate the spread of wildfires.
A new study recently found that scientists are now pursuing a “low-tech option” aimed at grazing cattle.
Grass species have been neglected in the past but the current focus is the result of ongoing efforts by scientists from the public and private sectors, including government agencies and universities.
Fraud and wildfires
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In a new study published in the journal Rangeland Ecology and ManagementScientists believe that the systematic use of cattle grazing is especially important when the plant is short or can not burn.
The scientific team predicts that the method will reduce the number of fraudulent weeds more than the current rate.
The team also said that the technology will prevent wildfires from escaping and spreading to new plants.
Read more: U.S. wildfires forecast meteorologists predict Western US prepares for severe wildfires
U.S. Wildfire Seasonal Forecast
A.D. In May 2022, AccuWeather predicted that another catastrophic natural disaster, known as Western wildfires, would occur in 2021 and similar events in previous years.
The forecast shows that it will be even worse this summer.
The weather forecasting company The May 3 wildfires burned more than 1.1 million hectares of land, more than double last year’s figure.
Aquarius Senior Meteorologist Paul Pastock and his team made the forecast based on data from wildfires over the years, particularly between 2006 and 2012.
The company emphasized that the ongoing wildfires in the western US are a reminder of the region’s drought and climate change.
Evidence suggests that they have dried up in the Southwest North America region since 800 A.D. due to a 1,200-year drought. These findings are based on a previous study published in the journal Climate change February 2022
The worsening wildfires
In a recent study published in the journal Advances in science A.D. In March 2022, researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder concluded that wildfires are now spreading, intensifying, and recurring throughout the United States.
Climate change has exacerbated wildfires as a result of ongoing climate change.
Since the 1980s, the team has been using satellite imagery for analysis on the East Coast, the Great Plains and the West Coast, as well as across the country.
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