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Spain Experiences Heatwave, Wildfires Continue Spreading

Since the onset of the heatwave a week ago, wildfires have burned over 22,000 hectares of woods and brush throughout Spain. Temperatures in southern and southwestern Spain exceed 44 degrees Celsius, while the remainder of the nation averages about 40 degrees Celsius. So far, no fatalities have been recorded as a result of the flames, but three firefighters have been sent to the hospital for treatment.

Mon, 18 Jul 2022 - 08:45 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Wildfires, Spain, Heatwaves, Forests, Fireman

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Smoke From Major Wildfires Destroy Ozone Layer: Study

The University of Waterloo's study published in 'Science' revealed that smoke from major wildfires have damaged the ozone layer and if this continues, earth will be exposed to dangerous ultraviolet radiation. Canadian Space Agency's Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment data was used by the researchers to measure the effects of smoke particles. "The ACE satellite is a unique mission with over 18 continuous years of data on atmospheric composition… read-more

Fri, 18 Mar 2022 - 08:10 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Smoke, Wildfires, Ozone, University of Waterloo, Science

Courtesy: ANI

Actual picture of the wildfire

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World's '1st Patient' Gets Diagnosed Due To Climate Change: Canada

A patient in Canada was diagnosed with a breathing problem suffering from climate change, as per reports. The patient was struggling to breathe after the recent incidents of wildfires in Kootenays which worsened her asthma, media reports said. Moreover, Kootenays has seen over 1,600 wildfires in the year 2021, leading to several deaths due to heatwaves, according to the BC Wildfire Services report. 

Tue, 09 Nov 2021 - 10:28 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: Canada, Wildfires, environment, Climate crisis, panda wildfire

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Algerian Wildfires: At Least 65 Killed; Highest Temperature Recorded

Countries around the Mediterranean coast are on fire as they are witnessing some of their highest temperatures in decades. Greece, Turkey, Algeria, and southern Italy are suffering through huge wildfires that firefighters are unable to control. Reportedly, 65 people have died in Algeria so far. Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis termed this a "nightmarish summer". Only recently, the UN warned that the world was dangerously close to runaway warming… read-more

Thu, 12 Aug 2021 - 01:38 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Greece, Algeria, Turkey, Wildfires, Runaway warming

Courtesy: Reuters

Wildfires in Algeria.

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Algerian Wildfire Kills 25 Soldiers, 7 Civilians; Interior Minster Says 'Criminal Act'

Wildfires in Algeria claimed 25 Algerian soldiers' life who were involved in the attempt to douse the fire on August 10, said the Algerian Defence Ministry. Meanwhile, Interior Minister Kamel Beldjoud demanded an investigation saying the fire is a ''criminal act''. Reportedly, the fire erupted across 14 Algerian provinces on August 9 also killed seven civilians, and left dozens injured. However, the government has decided to compensate the… read-more

Wed, 11 Aug 2021 - 12:03 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Wildfires, Algeria, Fire, soldiers, KILLED

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Firefighting Aircraft

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Israel To Send Planes & Firefighters To Help Greece With Wildfire

An unusual heatwave in late July swept across southern Europe causing heavy wildfire in many countries like Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, and many others. Greece and Turkey were the most affected regions with 568 wildfire incidents. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has promised its Greek counterpart that Israel will assist and aspire to send three planes with extinguishers in addition to 15 Israeli firefighters to help Greece. 

Tue, 10 Aug 2021 - 06:06 PM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: Wildfires, Israel, Greece, Natural Disasters

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Greece Wildfire

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Citizens, Tourists Evacuated Due To Massive Wildfires In Greece

Greece is suffering from massive wildfires which have killed at least two people, including a firefighter. Reportedly, six areas have been on high alert and 150 fires have been spotted. Tourists and residents are being evacuated as strong winds and high temperatures are making the blaze uncontrollable. People in Athens are also being moved out due to huge clouds of smoke and ash surrounding the city.

Sat, 07 Aug 2021 - 07:57 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Wildfires, Greece, firefighters, evacuation

Courtesy: BBC News

Turke Wildfire

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Turkey's Wildfire Spreads Across Mediterranean & Aegean Coasts

The wildfire in villages and resorts on the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts of Turkey has killed four people with many rushed to the hospital. While thousands of firefighters are combating the fire, an investigation has been launched to determine if the origin was arson. Turkey's Agriculture Minister Bekir Pakdemirli said during his visit to Manavgat that bringing the fire under control will take some time.

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 - 02:19 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Turkey, Wildfires, Mediterranean coast, arson

Courtesy: BBC News

Oregon Wildfire

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Wildfire Burns Nearly 200,000 Acres In Oregon

A Bootleg fire that erupted in Klamath county on July 6 has forced many to evacuate their homes in Oregon. The wildfire is termed as one of the largest wildfires that the world has seen as over 200,000 acres were burnt across Oregon. "The wildfire may spread to areas with above-average temperatures as it may be fuelled by dry ground and high winds," as per the fire officials.

Wed, 14 Jul 2021 - 08:10 PM / by Balaji L

Tags: oregon, Wildfires, USA, 200, 000 ACRES

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Forest Fire

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Centre Deploys NDRF, Helicopters To Douse Uttarakhand Wildfires

The Centre has deployed NDRF teams and helicopters to control the Uttarakhand wildfires, which have spread to 45 clusters spanning over 68 acres area. With fires severely affecting Almora, Nainital, Pithoragarh and Tehri districts, CM Tirath Singh Rawat has ordered disaster management departments and the district officials to assess and control the situation. Meanwhile, the experts have cited 65% less rainfall and increasing temperature as… read-more

Mon, 05 Apr 2021 - 09:33 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Uttarakhand, NDRF, Wildfires, Forest Fires, Tirath Singh Rawat

Courtesy: Hindustan Times