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Setting Fires to Control Wildfires: A Profound Change Takes Hold in Washington State

Setting Fires to Control Wildfires: A Profound Change Takes Hold in Washington State 15 October 2018 Published by http://www.govtech.com/ USA – (TNS) – On Sept. 2, 2017,volunteer firefighter Chris Martin spread the word to his neighbors. The Jolly Mountain fire was raging nearby. Pack up important possessions and prepare to leave at a moment’s notice […]

Queensland firefighters develop cutting-edge technology to help protect people and property

Queensland firefighters develop cutting-edge technology to help protect people and property 15 October 2018 Published by https://www.miragenews.com/ AUSTRALIA – Queensland firefighters have developed world-class technology to help them accurately predict the path of destructive vegetation fires – potentially saving lives and property, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford said today (Monday). Mr Crawford said […]

Santa Ana Winds Knocked Out Power For Thousands Across SoCal

Santa Ana Winds Knocked Out Power For Thousands Across SoCal 15 October 2018 Published by http://www.laist.com/ USA – The devil winds are here. Southern California had its first major Santa Ana wind event of the season, with tens of thousands of homes losing power Monday. A red flag warning was in effect across the region […]

Fires in Lieberoser Heide lead to financial problems at the Town Hall

Fires in Lieberoser Heide lead to financial problems at the Town Hall 15 October 2018 Published by https://www.rtl.de/ English version of the news. Note: the news has been translated by Google translator. Original version in the link provided. GERMANY – The many fires in the Lieberoser Heide in recent months have led to financial bottlenecks […]

Delhi air quality deteriorates as crop burning begins; haze envelopes Mumbai

Delhi air quality deteriorates as crop burning begins; haze envelopes Mumbai 13 October 2018 Published by https://www.hindustantimes.com/ INDIA – The air quality in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) deteriorated to hazardous levels due to stubble burning in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana in the last few days. According to the System of […]

Fire fundamentally alters carbon dynamics in the Amazon

Fire fundamentally alters carbon dynamics in the Amazon 12 October 2018 Published by https://news.mongabay.com/ BRAZIL – The fires closing in on Erika Berenguer’s research site in Brazil’s eastern Amazon were unlike anything she had seen in years working in the forest. Smoke hung heavy the air. “I couldn’t see 10 meters in front of me,” […]

Forest fires caused due to collection of non timber forest produce: government report

Forest fires caused due to collection of non timber forest produce: government report 12 October 2018 Published by https://www.downtoearth.org.in/ INDIA – The collection of Non Timber Forest Produce (NTFP) by forest communities is one of the reasons for forest fires, according to a report recently released by the Union Environment Minister, Harsh Vardhan. The report […]

‘Lifeboats’ Amid the World’s Wildfires

‘Lifeboats’ Amid the World’s Wildfires 12 October 2018 Published by https://www.nytimes.com/ USA – Forests have burned in spectacular fashion this year. From California to Colorado, Portugal to Greece, photographers have captured terrifying images of infernos soaring into the sky and spreading to the horizon. The fires left scenes of ashen destruction, but they did not […]