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28.08.2019

Tinderbox Earth: The significance of the Amazon and Siberian fires

Tinderbox Earth: The significance of the Amazon and Siberian fires

By Dr Andrew Glikson As fires rage across tens of thousands square km the Amazon forest, dubbed the Planet’s lungs, producing some 20 percent of the oxygen in the atmosphere, with some 72,843 fires in Brazil this year, where fires on such a scale are uncommon, as well as through Siberia, Alaska,… »

01.07.2017

Forest fire rages in Chernobyl exclusion zone; spews radioactivity into the air again

Forest fire rages in Chernobyl exclusion zone; spews radioactivity into the air again

A forest fire has erupted in the Chernobyl exclusion zone forests during tree cutting works, according to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine. While a helicopter and two planes were dispatched to the site, the fire is still ongoing. “At 12:35pm [local time] during technological tree cutting works in the… »

30.06.2015

New wildfire sends smoke billowing over Chernobyl exclusion zone

New wildfire sends smoke billowing over Chernobyl exclusion zone

A wall of smoke was seen rising over the exclusion zone around the crippled Chernobyl nuclear power plant on Tuesday as Ukrainian emergency services scrambled helicopters to extinguish a wildfire. Some 130 hectares of grassland is ablaze, emergency service officials say. “In the zone of exclusion and mandatory relocation near… »

28.04.2015

Forest fires heading for Chernobyl nuclear plant – Ukraine Interior Ministry

Forest fires heading for Chernobyl nuclear plant – Ukraine Interior Ministry

The Ukrainian National Guard has been put on high alert due to worsening forest fires around the crippled Chernobyl nuclear power plant, according to Ukraine Interior Minister Arsen Avakov. “The forest fire situation around the Chernobyl power plant has worsened,” a statement on Avakov’s Facebook page says. “The forest fire… »

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