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Forest Fires

Three Dead As Wildfires Blaze On Southern Turkish Coast

Three Dead As Wildfires Blaze On Southern Turkish Coast

10 January 2022

Wildfires are common in Turkey's Mediterranean and Aegean regions during the arid summer months, although some previous forest fires have been blamed on arson.

California's Largest Fire Torches Homes As Blazes Lash West

California's Largest Fire Torches Homes As Blazes Lash West

10 January 2022

The Dixie fire, which started July 14, had already levelled over a dozen houses and other structures when it tore through the tiny town of Indian Falls after...


California Forest Fire: 200 Sq Miles Of Plumas National Forest Closed

Although there are no confirmed reports of building damage, the fire already prompted evacuation orders or warnings for hundreds of homes and several...

Wildfires Keep Pockets Warm

Wildfires Keep Pockets Warm

11 January 2022

Pious official rhetoric burns incandescently. World Environment Days come and go. Meanwhile, our hillside verdure routinely turns to cinder. Why?


In The Line Of Fire

Why does a forest in Kashmir catch fire? Well, even peacetime looks like war in the border areas. Artillery fire from across, and our own firing ranges,...

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20 April 2021
Wildfire Erupts In Cape Town's Table Mountain

Wildfire Erupts In Cape Town's Table Mountain

Residents are being evacuated from Cape Town neighborhoods after a huge fire spreading on the slopes of the city's famed Table Mountain was fanned by strong...


12 January 2022
Smoke Engulfs Shimla As Raging Fire Spreads To Surrounding Forest

Smoke Engulfs Shimla As Raging Fire Spreads To Surrounding Forest

Local residents setting fire to dry grassland in the hope of better crop next season could be a factor, say officials


12 January 2022
Uttarakhand HC Tells Govt To Use Artificial Rain To Douse Forest Wildfires

Uttarakhand HC Tells Govt To Use Artificial Rain To Douse Forest Wildfires

According to forest officials, there are 40 active fire spots in the forests of Garhwal and Kumaon regions with Nainital, Almora, Tehri and Pauri districts...


12 January 2022
David Vs Goliath: Uttarakhand Forest Minister Tries To Douse A Forest Fire With A Shrub In Viral Video

David Vs Goliath: Uttarakhand Forest Minister Tries To Douse A Forest Fire With A Shrub In Viral Video

The video has gone viral on social media ever since it caught netizens’ attention.


12 January 2022
Uttarakhand Forest Fire: IAF Battles Forest Blazes, 75 New Fires Reported

Uttarakhand Forest Fire: IAF Battles Forest Blazes, 75 New Fires Reported

Uttarakhand Forest Fire: Forest fires were doused in Bariargadh and Sarkyana in Kirti Nagar range and Khirsu in Pauri district


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12 January 2022
Himachal Pradesh Gears Up After Forest Fires In Uttarakhand

Himachal Pradesh Gears Up After Forest Fires In Uttarakhand

Himachal's forest department has already activated a satellite-based Fire Tracking System.


12 January 2022
Uttarakhand Forest Fire: 4 Dead, Centre Rushes Helicopters To Control Situation

Uttarakhand Forest Fire: 4 Dead, Centre Rushes Helicopters To Control Situation

There are 40 active fire spots in the forests of Garhwal and Kumaon regions with Nainital, Almora, Tehri and Pauri districts being the worst-hit, forest...


19 January 2022
The Lessons We Didn't Learn From The Simlipal Fire

The Lessons We Didn't Learn From The Simlipal Fire

We Indians seem more concerned about fires in Australia and California than the ones ravaging our forests. And it'll cost us.


19 January 2022
Woman Forest Guard Dances With Joy As Rain Graces Similipal National Park

Woman Forest Guard Dances With Joy As Rain Graces Similipal National Park

In the video, the woman can be seen dancing in joy and thanking the rain God.


19 January 2022
Fear Of Human-Wildlife Conflict, Poaching As Animals Fleeing Simlipal Forest Fire Left Vulnerable

Fear Of Human-Wildlife Conflict, Poaching As Animals Fleeing Simlipal Forest Fire Left Vulnerable

A massive fire ripped through vast tracts of Simlipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district and other wildlife habitats nearby, raising concern among wildlife...


12 January 2022
Flames Between Two Fires

Flames Between Two Fires

Acres and acres of Similipal, Asia’s second largest biosphere reserve, have burned to a cinder. And no one knew….


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19 January 2022
Odisha's Simlipal Forest Fire: Why It Is A Matter Of Concern

Odisha's Simlipal Forest Fire: Why It Is A Matter Of Concern

The Simlipal Forest Fire: The sudden onset of summer from February acted as a perfect fuel for the rise in a wildfire.


07 March 2021
In Pictures: Odisha’s Simlipal Tiger Reserve Is Burning

In Pictures: Odisha’s Simlipal Tiger Reserve Is Burning

A forest fire has ravaged the Simlipal National Park for the past two weeks. It is one of Asia's largest biosphere reserves


19 January 2022
Odisha's Simlipal Is Up In Flames. Why's No One Talking About It?

Odisha's Simlipal Is Up In Flames. Why's No One Talking About It?

Fires are a regular affair at Simlipal biosphere reserve. But there’s something different this time


19 January 2022
Odisha Forest Fire: Local Outfit Calls For Bandh, Opposition Accuses Government Of Misleading People

Odisha Forest Fire: Local Outfit Calls For Bandh, Opposition Accuses Government Of Misleading People

Simlipal National Park in Odisha has been ravaged by forest fires for the past two weeks. It is one of Asia's largest biosphere reserves


19 January 2022
Nagaland's Dzukou Range Wildfire Under Control: Officials

Nagaland's Dzukou Range Wildfire Under Control: Officials

The Dzukou range in which the majestic Dzukou valley, a tourist hot spot in Nagaland is located, caught fire on Tuesday afternoon.


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Opinion

Three Dead As Wildfires Blaze On Southern Turkish Coast

Three Dead As Wildfires Blaze On Southern Turkish Coast

Wildfires are common in Turkey's Mediterranean and Aegean regions during the arid summer months, although some previous forest fires have been blamed on arson.

10 January 2022
California's Largest Fire Torches Homes As Blazes Lash West

California's Largest Fire Torches Homes As Blazes Lash West

The Dixie fire, which started July 14, had already levelled over a dozen houses and other structures when it tore through the tiny town of Indian Falls after dark

10 January 2022
California Forest Fire: 200 Sq Miles Of Plumas National Forest Closed

California Forest Fire: 200 Sq Miles Of Plumas National Forest Closed

Although there are no confirmed reports of building damage, the fire already prompted evacuation orders or warnings for hundreds of homes and several campgrounds in California

11 January 2022
Wildfires Keep Pockets Warm

Wildfires Keep Pockets Warm

Pious official rhetoric burns incandescently. World Environment Days come and go. Meanwhile, our hillside verdure routinely turns to cinder. Why?

11 January 2022
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