Posts Tagged wildfire

Logging leaves deep scars in an Amazon buckling under wildfires

Jeck Deocampo   •   August 29, 2019

The sound of a chainsaw rings out in Brazil’s Amazon, as the world’s largest rainforest buckles under a record number of wildfires. As the world recoils at the sight of fires ravaging Brazil’s Amazon jungle, ...

Charred earth and desolation: Drone reveals aftermath of Amazon fires

Robie de Guzman   •   August 27, 2019

A few charred trees are all that remain in this patch of the Amazon after it was ravaged by fires, a somber scene which has angered the international community as...

Evacuees fleeing Canary Islands wildfire rise to 8,000

Robie de Guzman   •   August 19, 2019

Around 8,000 people have been evacuated as firefighters battle an out-of-control wildfire in the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, regional authorities said on Monday (August 19). The blaze, which began...

Smoke blankets Athens from wildfire on Evia island

Robie de Guzman   •   August 13, 2019

A large wildfire on Greece’s Evia island on Tuesday (August 13) fanned by strong winds blanketed the capital Athens some 110 kilometers (70 miles) away. The fire, which generated thick...

Wildfire rages in Gran Canaria, 1000 residents evacuated

Marje Pelayo   •   August 12, 2019

 SPAIN – About 1,000 people were unable to return home in Gran Canaria on Sunday (August 11) after several towns were evacuated as a vast wildfire spread towards a National...

Massive wildfire becomes largest in California history

admin   •   August 7, 2018

  The Mendocino Complex fire became the largest wildfire in Californian history on Monday (August 6) as it raged at the southern tip of the Mendocino National Forest where crews...

Newly formed wildfire burns in Washington state

admin   •   August 2, 2018

  A wildfire dubbed the “Milepost-90 Fire” first reported on Tuesday (July 31) had grown to some 11-thousand acres by Wednesday (August 1), according to local NBC broadcaster KGW. More...

Burned bears treated with fish skin bandages

admin   •   January 26, 2018

Veterinarians at the University of California, Davis created fish bandages last month to treat two bears suffering from severe burns. Acting as a ‘biological bandage,’ the sterilized tilapia skins were...

Orange skies cover Aneheim’s Disneyland as wildfire rages

admin   •   October 11, 2017

Smoke and flames turned the skies orange above Anaheim’s Disneyland on Monday as a wildfire continued to rage across California. In Anaheim, a city south of Los Angeles and home...

U.S. ‘supertanker’ airplane battles Israel’s wildfires

admin   •   November 28, 2016

  A U.S. ‘supertanker’ fire fighting aircraft arrived in Israel on Saturday to assist in the effort of extinguishing wildfires. The Boeing 747-400 supertanker is considered the most advanced firefighting...

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