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High temperatures in B.C. and Alberta stoke additional wildfires

Another week of no rain and above average temperatures is being forecast for British Columbia and Alberta this week as wildfires continue to ravage the woodlands. The Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Center reports about 60 wildfires being fought today.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 3 comments

A new 'super-sized' soot particle found in wildfire emissions

Scientists have been trying to quantify the impact of wildfire soot particles on climate change and human health for years. Every year, wildfires consume millions of acres of land, emitting 34 percent of the total global soot mass into the atmosphere.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Nuclear waste removal from Los Alamos delayed by safety concerns

Los Alamos - On Friday the U.S. Department of Energy announced it would be unable to meet a June 30 deadline for removing drums of nuclear waste from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico because of safety concerns over the radiological materials.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

Federal budget to fight wildfires is over $400 million short

A new report released on Friday by the Department of Agriculture projects spending by the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of the Interior to fight wildfires this year will exceed the $1.4 billion authorized by Congress by over $400 million.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 4 comments

Are U.S. wildfires fuelled by climate change?

Some new research suggests that climate change has triggered some of the larger and more destructive wildfires that are scorching vast areas of the American West.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Smoke over northern Spain from North American wildfires

Stunning images from NASA's Terra satellite captured on Wednesday and Thursday show smoke plumes over Spain and the western Mediterranean, which they think has come from wildfires in Canada.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Californian wildfires burn toxic pesticides

Los Angeles - Residents in Southern California have been warned not to breathe in the smoke caused by massive wildfires which have broken out across a huge swathe of countryside.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 3 comments

Fires rage across Scottish highlands

Fort William - Firefighters have spent the Easter weekend battling a number of fires in the Scottish highlands. It is believed some of the fires may have been started deliberately.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 3 comments

Wildfires destroy 75 houses in Chile, about 600 people evacuated

Santiago - Dozens of homes were destroyed in Valparaiso, Chile, by wildfires that propagated out of control along several sections of the densely populated hills of the city; about 600 people were affected and evacuated to emergency shelters.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 6 comments

Fire on Canary Island 'Arson'

The Canary Island of La Gomera has lost 11% of its surface area to wildfires in recent weeks as a result of what one official has described as 'environmental terrorism'.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 1 comment

Wildfires hit Canary islands

It's the height of the tourist season and the Canary Islands have suffered another blow. This time its wildfires that have broken out on Tenerife, La Palma and La Gomera.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 1 comment

Video: Wildfires in Utah spark off debates over gun rights

Salt Lake City - Authorities in Utah say that firearm use is causing too many wildfires. Two years ago firearm use reportedly caused 20 wildfires. Last year the number was 24. This year, officials say there have been 19 wildfires linked to firearm use.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Massive Arizona wildfires consume thousands of acres

Four massive wildfires burning in central Arizona have scorched thousands of acres, leaving a nasty cloud of smoke hanging over much of the state and surrounding area.
In the Media by B. Thomas Cooper - 2 comments

Six firefighters killed in forest fire in Chile, arson suspected

Temuco - Six firefighters were killed and two were seriously burned while fighting a forest fire in the Araucania region in Chile; another worker is still missing. Authorities believe arson is involved.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar

TopFinds: Honoring 9/11 victims, wildfires ravage Texas

Arkansas honours its 9/11 victim with American flags. Wildfires destroy hundreds of homes in Texas. What happened to a police officer caught having sex on the hood of a car? These are the top stories making headlines.
In the Media by David Silverberg

Canadian troops help more than 2,500 evacuate Ontario wildfires

Thunder Bay - Northern Ontario is under siege from wildfires, threatening communities like Sandy Lake and Kingfisher Lake. On Wednesday, Canadian Forces helped people from 14 communities in the area escape.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Fireworks ban in effect in Texas, Florida, New Mexico, Arizona

Austin - Most of Texas will be celebrating the Fourth of July without the rockets red glare or pyrotechnics bursting in the air, after fireworks bans went into effect in the majority of the state where wildfires have claimed over three million acres
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 2 comments

Wildfires in Arizona burn out of control

Causing evacuation and threatening transmission lines, wildfires in Arizona continue to burn out of control almost two weeks after igniting. As of Wednesday more than 600 square miles have been consumed, according to reports from the area.
In the Media by Alexa Tomaszewski

Thousands flee fire to temporary evacuation centers in Alberta Special

Athabasca - Thousands of Slave Lake residents have fled their fire ravaged town, to temporary evacuation centers in Athabasca, Westlock, Boyle and Edmonton.
Digital Journal Report by Kyle Ashmead

Slave Lake Alberta burning, many other wildfires across Alberta Special

Slave Lake - As of May 15, the community of Slave Lake in northern Alberta was put under mandatory evacuation order, due to out-of-control wildfires burning near the town.
Digital Journal Report by Kyle Ashmead - 8 comments

Oasis wildfire in Texas hill country under control Special

Junction - The Oasis wildfire in the Texas hill country, scorching more than 10,000 acres, has finally reached 90 percent containment, leaving in its wake exhausted firefighters, parched earth, a few remaining hot spots, and a revived can-do community spirit.
Digital Journal Report by Lynn Herrmann - 2 comments

Obama rejects Texas’ request for wildfire disaster declaration

Austin - After a fire burned more than 2.2 million acres of land in the parched state of Texas, President Obama has denied the state’s request of a federal disaster declaration, forcing leading politicians to issue strong statements over the US leader’s decisi
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 8 comments

Texas wildfires lead gov to role reversal, now seeks federal aid

Austin - After repeatedly declaring he wants the US government to keep out of the affairs of Texans, governor Rick Perry recently sent a letter to President Obama requesting more federal resources, including money, to fight the worst wildfires in state history.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 3 comments

Texas wildfires continue, with long recoveries expected

Caddo - Wildfires ravaging the state of Texas continue impacting its residents, with the Possum Kingdom Lake community that has lost 160 homes and two churches thus far to the fires likely taking “years” to recover.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 2 comments

Boulder, Colorado wildfires destroy dozens of homes

Boulder - Dozens of homes have burnt to the ground in Boulder, Colorado from a wildfire that has covered 3,500 acres and is still spreading.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

5,000 homeless due to Russian wildfires-smokers cited as a cause

Russia is dealing with a severe wildfire situation. Careless smokers are behind some of the fires that has called for a State of Emergency in seven regions.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Marijuana growers blamed for California wildfires

Police have tied a wildfire that burned 90,000 acres of California wilderness to a group of Marijuana growers who appeared to be operating in nearby forests. The fires have increased calls for legalization of marijuana in California.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 2 comments

Thousands flee California wildfires

Over 2,000 people evacuated their homes as firefighters are battling wildfires that are raging across California. There have been no reported injuries.
In the Media by Bob Ewing

Wildfires rage across southern Europe

Wildfires are spreading across southern Europe and thousands of firefighters are attempting to bring them under control.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 3 comments

Google Goes To the Goats

Google is using an old fashion means to combat forest fires around its campus. They have 'hired' 200 goats to munch the grass and create buffer zones that firefighters advise dwellers in wildfire zones.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment
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Euchiniko lakes Fire on July 9 2014
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Wildfire Management Branch
Euchiniko lakes Fire on July 9,2014 © Wildfire Management Branch
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A resident looks at his phone as smoke from the southeast flank of the Cocos fire bears down on hous...
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A resident looks at his phone as smoke from the southeast flank of the Cocos fire bears down on houses near Del Dios Highway on May 15, 2014 near San Marcos, California
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Fires left unattended with thick underbrush can set off large wildfires that consume everything in s...
Fires left unattended with thick underbrush can set off large wildfires that consume everything in sight.
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Helicopters are able to fly in stronger winds then plains  this one fly’s towards the Boyle fire.
Helicopters are able to fly in stronger winds then plains, this one fly’s towards the Boyle fire.
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An aerial view of the Red Deer Creek wildfire near the B.C. / Alberta boundary.
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An aerial view of the Red Deer Creek wildfire near the B.C. / Alberta boundary.
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A Florida Department of Forestry firefighter bulldozing a path in the are that is on fire. These fir...
A Florida Department of Forestry firefighter bulldozing a path in the are that is on fire. These firefighters, as seen in this image, will push the fire out of their way as they create paths to get fire equipment in to fight the fire deeper than can be done from the road.
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Neighbors helping each other as the prepare to evacuate their homes when a 500+ acre wildfire consum...
Neighbors helping each other as the prepare to evacuate their homes when a 500+ acre wildfire consumed areas in both Sarasota and Charlotte counties.
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This homeowner tries to fight back a fully engulfed forest in his backyard using a garden hose to fi...
This homeowner tries to fight back a fully engulfed forest in his backyard using a garden hose to fight the fire. The hose is no match for the roaring fire, and he was picked up by firemen before his house caught on fire.
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Wildfires destroy about 75 homes in the hills of Valparaiso  Chile.
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Wildfires destroy about 75 homes in the hills of Valparaiso, Chile.
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A firefighter pulls a hose into position while battling the Cocos fire on May 15  2014 in San Marcos...
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A firefighter pulls a hose into position while battling the Cocos fire on May 15, 2014 in San Marcos, California
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Families near a wildfire prepare to evacuate their homes while firemen with their truck is down the ...
Families near a wildfire prepare to evacuate their homes while firemen with their truck is down the road battling the blaze.
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A Florida Department of Forestry helicopter just exits the smoke after dumping its bucket of water o...
A Florida Department of Forestry helicopter just exits the smoke after dumping its bucket of water on to an area where firefighters need additional help to fight the blaze.
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The smoke from one of the fires and the heat of the flames distort the sun and almost blots it out.
The smoke from one of the fires and the heat of the flames distort the sun and almost blots it out.
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North Port Fire Department Lieutenant Romeo Carrano with the glow of a fire burning deeper in the wo...
North Port Fire Department Lieutenant Romeo Carrano with the glow of a fire burning deeper in the woods, lays down some water & chemicals at the edge of a road to keep the fire that's heading his way from jumping over the road.
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Mount Teide  the volcano at the heart of the Canary Island of Tenerife
Thomas Freibier
Mount Teide, the volcano at the heart of the Canary Island of Tenerife
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A brushfire quickly spread towards this house where children were playing in the driveway. The paren...
A brushfire quickly spread towards this house where children were playing in the driveway. The parents grabbed their children and evacuated the house, as evident by the toys still on the front yard. The fire department was able to stop the fire from spreading to the home, saving it from burning.
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Typical soot superaggregates seen from sampling of smoke plumes from the Nagarhole forest fire.
Rajan K. Chakrabarty
Typical soot superaggregates seen from sampling of smoke plumes from the Nagarhole forest fire.
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A wildfire threatens homes in San Marcos  California  on May 15  2014
Jorge Cruz, AFP
A wildfire threatens homes in San Marcos, California, on May 15, 2014
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Firefighters hooking up a pump truck to a nearby fire hydrant to continue to battle the flames.
Firefighters hooking up a pump truck to a nearby fire hydrant to continue to battle the flames.
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