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Woman whose family perished in Greek fire files lawsuit

Woman whose family perished in Greek fire files lawsuit 18 August 2018 Published by http://www.foxnews.com/ GREECE –  A woman whose family perished in a deadly Greek forest fire filed a criminal lawsuit Friday against seven officials, including Greece’s interior minister, asserting they share the blame for the blaze that killed dozens. Barbara Voukaki, who lost her husband […]

Falling trees, rolling rocks among top 5 for deaths in wildland firefighting

Falling trees, rolling rocks among top 5 for deaths in wildland firefighting 17 August 2018 Published by https://kutv.com/ USA – (KUTV) — According to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group or NWCG, 170 firefighters died between 2007 and 2016. The leading cause – heart attacks. Also a danger over that time – falling trees or rocks, which […]

Pilot dead after firefighting helicopter crashes on NSW South Coast

Pilot dead after firefighting helicopter crashes on NSW South Coast 17 August 2018 Published by https://www.smh.com.au/ AUSTRALIA – A Sydney helicopter company is mourning the loss of their close friend and colleague, who was killed in a tragic accident while helping to fight bushfires on the NSW south coast. Allan Tull, whose helicopter crashed near Ulladulla […]

NCC hotshots heading to US to assist with fires burning across the western states

NCC hotshots heading to US to assist with fires burning across the western states 17 August 2018 Published by http://www.fireandrescue.co/ SOUTH AFRICA/USA – NCC HotShots will be heading to the USA to assist with the numerous fires burning across the western states. NCC Environmental Services is the only specialist wildfire company in South Africa to be […]

Wildfire smoke from U.S., Canada blazes reaches Europe

Wildfire smoke from U.S., Canada blazes reaches Europe 17 August 2018 Published by https://www.axios.com/ NORTH AMERICA/EUROPE – Smoke from devastating wildfires burning from California to British Columbia has traveled all the way across the Atlantic Ocean, having hitched a ride with west-to-east moving storm systems. Why it matters: The sighting of North American wildfire smoke in Western […]

Canadian forest fire smoke triggers air quality alert for northern Minnesota

Canadian forest fire smoke triggers air quality alert for northern Minnesota 16 August 2018 Published by https://www.twincities.com/ CANADA/USA – An air quality alert has been issued for the northern half of Minnesota effective through noon Sunday due to wildfire smoke heading south from Canada, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The affected area includes Moorhead, […]

Drought in Australia to intensify, fuels winter bush fires

Drought in Australia to intensify, fuels winter bush fires 16 August 2018 Published by https://www.downtoearth.org.in AUSTRALIA – The drought sweeping through large parts of Australia is likely to intensify over the next three months and is also causing the unseasonal winter bushfires, according to news reports. Farmers have reportedly described it as the worst drought they […]

How Archaeologists Play A Role In The Forest Service’s Response To Wildfires

How Archaeologists Play A Role In The Forest Service’s Response To Wildfires 16 August 2018 Published by https://www.npr.org/ USA – When wildfire starts, a lot of people decide what areas should burn, and where a fire should be fought. One of those people is an archaeologist from the U.S. Forest Service. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: Fires […]

Indonesia’s Deforestation Dropped 60 Percent in 2017

Indonesia’s Deforestation Dropped 60 Percent in 2017 14 August 2018 Published by https://www.ecowatch.com/ INDONESIA – In the midst of the second-worst year for tropical tree cover loss in 2017, Indonesia saw an encouraging sign: a 60 percent drop in tree cover loss in primary forests compared with 2016. That’s the difference in carbon dioxide emissions […]