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Australian Bush Fires Belched Out Immense Quantity of Carbon

The extreme bush fires that blazed across southeastern Australia in late 2019 and early 2020 released 715 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the air—more than double the emissions previously estimated from satellite data, according to an analysis published today in Nature. “That is a stupendous amount,” says David Bowman, a fire ecologist at the University of…

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Robber fires gun, steals $100K in loot from NYC jewelry store

An armed robber fired a gunshot inside a Brooklyn jewelry store before making off with over $100,000 in loot on Tuesday, police said. The crook netted mainly jewels and about $875 in cash during the afternoon stickup at Prince Street Jewelers at City Point Mall in Downtown Brooklyn, according to the NYPD. Surveillance footage of…

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Free Fire’s new Elite Pass ventures into the Quantic Unknown, inspired by edgy streetwear and scorpions

Stuff just got dark in Free Fire. Garena has launched a new Elite Pass for the game, which will see Survivors venture into a dark and dangerous place, filled with sinister energy call the Quantic Unknown. It even sounds scary! And if this wasn’t enough, then players will also have to face the venom of…

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Western fires threaten thousands of homes, strain resources

WESTWOOD, Calif. — A month-old wildfire burning through forestlands in Northern California lurched toward a small lumber town as blazes across the U.S. Western states strained resources and threatened thousands of homes with destruction. Crews were cutting back brush and using bulldozers to build lines to keep the Dixie Fire from reaching Westwood east of…

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Greece fires under control as reconstruction begins

Rain and falling temperatures helped the fire-dousing effort, but crews remain on alert for possible flare-ups. Fires burning for over a week that caused Greece’s worst ecological disaster in decades were finally placed under control Friday, the fire department said. “As of yesterday, there is no major active front, just scattered pockets,” a fire department…

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Forest fires in Bolivia consume vast area: official

Firefighters try to extinguish a grass fire near the Viru Viru airport in Santa Cruz, Bolivia on August 1, 2021; the department has been hard hit by forest fires. Forest fires this year have consumed more than 147,000 hectares (360,000 acres) in Bolivia’s eastern Santa Cruz department, the regional government reported Saturday. As in neighboring…

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Fires rampage through forests in Greece; thousands evacuated

THRAKOMAKEDONES, Greece — Wildfires rampaged through Greek forests for yet another day Saturday, threatening homes and triggering more evacuations a day after hundreds of people were plucked off beaches by ferries in a dramatic overnight rescue.One volunteer firefighter has died and at least 20 people have been treated in hospitals. Dozens of fires were burning…

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Xsolla fires 150 employees using analysis of chat and email activity

04.08.2021 17:34 Evgeny Obedkov Published by 04.08.2021 17:34 Evgeny Obedkov Tags: layoffs,Russia,Xsolla Russian payment services company Xsolla has fired 150 employees at once. What caused controversy wasn’t the staff reduction itself but the CEO’s letter, in which he tried to explain the reason behind this decision. The email written by Xsolla CEO and founder Aleksandr…

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Israel fires retaliatory artillery shells at Lebanon

The Israeli military said its Iron Dome Aerial Defense System intercepted one of two rockets launched from Lebanon toward Israel early Tuesday. The second rocket fell in an open field, it said. Pool photo by Jack Guez/UPI | License Photo July 19 (UPI) — The Israel Defense Forces said early Tuesday it fired artillery shells…

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Matt Harvey fires six scoreless innings as Orioles blank Royals

Matt Harvey produced his longest scoreless outing in almost three years Sunday afternoon, as the struggling right-hander blanked the Kansas City Royals over six innings to lead the visiting Baltimore Orioles to a 5-0 victory.Ramon Urias had two hits, including the two-run single in the third that produced the game’s first runs for the Orioles,…