Sunday, November 28, 2021


Massive forest fire in Greece still burning for 7th day

The smoke and ash from the fire on Evia, a rugged island of forests and coves almost touching the Greek mainland, blocked out the sun, turning the sky orange.

Sierra Nevada red fox is federally endangered

The Sierra Nevada red fox is one of 10 North American subspecies of the red fox.

Study links wildfire smoke exposure to increased risk of COVID-19

The findings of the study appeared in the 'Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology'. The research was led by the Center for Genomic Medicine at the Desert Research Institute

Uttarakhand’s toll in forest fires rises to eight

Raghuvir Lal, 65, a retired PWD employee, was charred to death when he was engulfed in flames while trying to extinguish a blaze in Soniyala forest area.

Operation underway to douse forest fire in Uttarakhand’s new Tehri district

Taking cognizance of increasing forest fire in the state, Uttarakhand High Court on April 6 ordered Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) Rajiv Bhartari to appear before it.

Arizona wildfire destroys 12 homes; 200 people evacuated

There was no immediate report of injuries. Approximately 100 people were assigned to fight the fire.

Wildfire at Domalpenta contained by forest department

Armed with blowers, beaters and other equipment, the two teams comprising five members each, swung into action and controlled the fire from spreading further.

IAF steps in to douse Nagaland’s Dzukou Valley wildfire

"The helicopter is equipped with Bambi Bucket for fire fighting in Dzukou Valley near Kohima," he added.

4,400 species globally facing threats from changes in wildfires

"Those species include 19 per cent of birds, 16 per cent of mammals, 17 per cent of dragonflies and 19 per cent of legumes that are classified as critically endangered, endangered or vulnerable," said lead author, Luke Kelly

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