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Pantanal Wildfires: Blazes have consumed 28% of the world’s largest wetland

South America’s Pantanal region, the world’s largest tropical wetland on earth has been ablaze for months now. The blazes have already consumed about 28% of the vast floodplain that stretches across parts of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. They are still not completely under control. The fires have destroyed unique habitats and wrecked the livelihoods of […]

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Owl boards helicopter along firefighters to help drop water over Creek fire

A helicopter in California that was dropping water over the Creek fire had an unusual firefighter, an owl. Dan Alpiner, the pilot with aircraft charter company Sky Aviation, said he was  taking on the wildfire burning in Fresno and Madera counties when the bird flew into his helicopter and calmly sat by the window. “It’s […]

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Massive forest fires rage in Syria, Lebanon, Israel. 2 dead

Forest fires in Syria this week have killed at least two people and burned swaths of land, state media reported. Syrian state television on Saturday said hundreds of hectares had burned in the countryside of Syria’s coastal Latakia and Tartus provinces, and in the central Homs province. The health ministry said two people died in […]

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‘GIGFIRE’ California wine country fire burns over 1 million acres so far

The fires in northern California wine country grew to over 1 million acres as on Monday. In Napa Valley’s wine-growing region, diminishing gusts late on Sunday and early on Monday helped crews gain some ground over the Glass Fire, after heavy gusts and scorching weather kept firefighters on the defensive over the weekend. The 2020 […]

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C02 emissions from Arctic wildfires have already surpassed 2019 levels

Blazing Arctic Circle wildfires have already surpassed the record set in 2019 for CO2 emissions, European Union’s Earth observation programme said Thursday. Uncontrolled forest fires across one of the planet’s coldest regions has sent a quarter of a billion tonnes of CO2 spiralling into the atmosphere since January this year, topping by more than a […]

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California: Firestorms sparked by over 11,000 lightning strikes forces thousands to evacuate

Thousands of people were forced to evacuate in the midst of a heat wave and a pandemic on Thursday as lightning-sparked firestorms raged through dry brush, grass and chaparral around San Francisco Bay. An estimated 11,000 lightning strikes, mostly in northern and central California, ignited more than 370 individual fires this week, spawning nearly two […]

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#SierraFire

A fast moving blaze struck Rialto area of San Bernardino county. Residents panicked and attempted self evacuation. The blaze dubbed as Sierra fire. Flames grew within minutes from 3 acres to 20 acres rapidly. Strong winds blew the fire close to homes. Bulldozers and Fire fighters rushed to evacuate and control the blaze. Power lines […]

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California wildfires

California is bearing the brunt of another wildfire storm. This time the wildfires had broken all the older records and is setting new, bigger record this season. The 2018 fire has destroyed over 1.6 million acres of land, costing $2.8 billion dollars in damage. Series of wildfires erupted in northern California since August. The authorities […]