Showing posts with label forests. Show all posts
Showing posts with label forests. Show all posts

Monday, July 17, 2017


A month after the forest fire the most deadly of the recent history of Portugal, nearly 2,800 firefighters were on the ground on Monday night to fight several outbreaks in the north and centre of the country, including some of the threatened villages.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Death toll from forest fire rises, search and investigation underway

The death toll from the forest fires raging in central Portugal rose to 62 on Sunday, with 54 others injured, and search for more bodies and investigation into the cause of the disaster were still under way.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Forest fires kill 24 in central Portugal. The death toll may rise further

The death toll in forest fires in central Portugal has risen to 24, says Prime Minister Antonio Costa.
The majority died while trying to flee the Pedrogao Grande area, 50 km (30 miles) south-east of Coimbra, in their cars, according to the government.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Premier grand feu de forêt de l'année en Grèce

Un feu de forêt sévit depuis samedi après-midi sur l'île grecque de Zakynthos. Il s'agit du premier grand incendie de l'année, dont on ignore pour l'instant les causes. Les pompiers ne sont pas encore parvenus à en prendre le contrôle.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Russian plane arrives in Chile to help extinguish wildfires

An Ilyushin Il-76 plane has arrived in Chile to help extinguish raging wildfires and protect local communities, Russia’s Emergencies Ministry told TASS on Monday.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Chile's 'most brutal fire in history' kills six

Chile's Ministry of Interior and Public Safety said at least six people have died in fires that have consumed nearly 1,000 square miles of forest.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Catastrophe declared as forest fires rage across Chile

Authorities declared a state of catastrophe in central Chile yesterday as crews fought vast forest fires described as the worst in decades.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Chilean heat wave breaks record temperature set a century ago

A heat wave brought blistering temperatures to the streets of Chile’s capital city, Santiago, on Wednesday and broke a century-old record as thermometers reached 37.3 Celsius (99 degrees Fahrenheit).

Monday, September 19, 2016

Study: 100,000 Deaths From Indonesia's Haze

Researchers say a thick, smoky haze caused by man-made forest fires in Indonesia is the likely cause of more than 100,000 premature deaths in the country, as well as neighboring Malaysia and Singapore.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Portugal: plus de 2000 pompiers mobilisés contre les feux de forêt

Plus de 2000 pompiers tentaient lundi soir de venir à bout d'une série de feux de forêt qui faisaient rage à travers le Portugal, favorisés par des températures caniculaires, selon les services de la protection civile.

L'incendie le plus dévastateur, actif sur deux fronts, a été signalé à Soure à une vingtaine de kilomètres de Coimbra (centre), où 315 soldats du feu étaient à pied d'oeuvre, assistés par plusieurs bombardiers d'eau et des hélicoptères.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Spain forest fires force evacuation of at least 1,000 people

Spanish firefighters are battling a huge forest blaze near Valencia that has forced the evacuation of thousands of people including tourists.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Indonesia battling fires; tells neighbors to stop complaining

The Indonesian government said it's working hard to put out the fires that people and companies have set to clear the land and neighboring countries should be more sympathetic.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Grèce: des feux de forêt hors de contrôle

Deux feux de forêt ont échappé à tous contrôles samedi en raison de vents forts et de l'extrème sécheresse.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Strong wildfire hits S. France, four firefighters wounded: ministry

Fast-moving wildfires continue to ravage drought-parched forests in France's southwestern departments, injuring four firefighters, the country's interior ministry said on Wednesday.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Thousands Forced Out of Homes by 2 California Wildfires

Two large wildfires are raging in Southern California, threatening thousands of homes and forcing evacuations.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Two fires sweep over Angeles National Forest in LA, forcing evacuation

Two fast-moving brush fires tore through vegetation on Monday in the Angeles National Forest and the foothills above Duarte and Azusa in Los Angeles, burning more than 2,000 acres within three hours amid blistering heat wave.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Thousands battle deadly forest fires in India

Thousands of labourers backed by water-carrying helicopters were battling to control fires that have killed two people in India’s northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, officials said Sunday.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

‘Investing in forests is an insurance policy for the planet,’ says UN chief

On the International Day of Forests, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on governments, businesses, civil society and other partners to adopt holistic policies and practices to protect, restore and sustain healthy forests.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Long-term stability, health of European forests threatened - EEA report

Long-term stability, health of European forests threatened
Climate change, pollution, and encroaching human development are posing increased threats to the long-term stability and health of European forests, according to a new European Environment Agency (EEA) report that was released Monday.

Wild elephants kill 4 in India

At least four people were killed and several others injured Sunday after wild elephants attacked them in India's eastern state of West Bengal, officials said.

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