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Australian Wildfires

Australian wildfires fueled an algae bloom bigger than the continent itself

The wildfires of 2019 and 2020 in Australia burned an area of eucalyptus forest larger than the state of West Virginia. They released more carbon than the entire country produced in 2018, sending plumes of smoke 20 miles into the air and creating an atmospheric eddy the size of Montana. Then, that smoke did something…

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Siberia's Wildfires

Siberia’s Wildfires Dwarf All Others on the Globe Combined

This summer, severe consequences of climate change were felt around the world: tornadoes, hurricanes, flash floods and wildfires. In Russia, for example, 2021 has been one of the country’s worst wildfire seasons ever. At one point, more than 300 wildfires burned simultaneously; those burning in Siberia combined to be bigger than all other fires in…

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smoke Wildfires

Wildfires, smoke snuff out outdoor adventures across US

In this Feb. 1, 2018 file photo, trail crew workers hike the Pacific Crest Trail as it winds through the burn area of the Eagle Creek fire in the Columbia River Gorge near Portland, Ore. Credit: Jamie Hale/The Oregonian via AP, file Andy Farquhar’s plans for an outdoor adventure have gone up in smoke twice…

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Siberian Wildfires

Siberian wildfires double greenhouse gas emission record: This is how they look from space.

Home News Science & Astronomy NASA’s Earth observation satellite Aqua captured this image of wildfires in the Republic of Sakha, in the Russian northeast, on August 8, 2021. (Image credit: NASA) Wildfires in Siberia have produced 800 megatons of carbon dioxide since the beginning of June, nearly doubling last year’s record, according to estimates by…

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Greece Wildfires

Greece wildfires: 2 new blazes burning outside of Athens

A resident takes a photograph as a fire burns a forest in Siderina village helicopter about 55 kilometers (34 miles) south of Athens, Greece, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. Greek authorities have deployed dozens of firefighters, as well as six water-dropping planes and four aircraft to a wildfire that broke out Monday morning in the Keratea…

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ravage Wildfires

Wildfires ravage vast area of eastern Bolivia: NGO

Firefighters battle flames close to the Santa Cruz airport in Bolivia on August 1, 2021. Devastating wildfires in Bolivia consumed 749,000 hectares from January to July, the Friends of Nature Foundation (FAN) NGO said on Thursday night. FAN said it had used images from the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2 satellite to study the damage. As…

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Northwest Wildfires

Northwest heat wave and bad air from wildfires pose danger

Chad Messenger collects cooling supplies including bottled water donated by the Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare’s street outreach team on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, in Portland, Ore. Credit: AP Photo/Nathan Howard Temperatures were expected to soar to triple digits again Friday in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle as a heat wave bakes the Pacific Northwest, and forecasters said…

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Greece Wildfires

Greece Wildfires Destroy Ancient Olive Tree That Was 2,500 Years Old

A historic, 2,500-year-old olive tree on the Greek island of Evia has been destroyed amid ongoing wildfires that have forced thousands of people to flee their homes.Local resident Apostolis Panagiotou posted images of the tree on Twitter Sunday, showing it before and after the fires.The tree, which was fertile and still producing olives, was so…

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endanger Wildfires

Wildfires endanger villages, fuel site, in Russia’s Siberia

Firefighters and volunteers have a briefing as they work at the scene of forest fire at Gorny Ulus area west of Yakutsk, in Russia, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021. Wildfires in Russia’s vast Siberia region endangered several villages Saturday and prompted authorities to evacuate residents of some areas. In northeastern Siberia, 93 active forest fires burned…

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deadly Wildfires

Deadly wildfires reach Turkish power plant

The mayor of Milas said the staff had been evacuated from the power plant. A thermal power plant on the Aegean Sea was evacuated on Wednesday as a deadly wildfire that has ravaged Turkey for the past week reached its outer edge. An AFP team saw firefighters and police fleeing the plant near the hillside…