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In pics: Greece battles wildfires for third day, dozens evacuated

Greek authorities ordered more evacuations on an island near Athens and battled a blaze near the site of the ancient Olympic Games in the western Peloponnese as wildfires burned for the third day.(AP) 9
Greek authorities ordered more evacuations on an island near Athens and battled a blaze near the site of the ancient Olympic Games in the western Peloponnese as wildfires burned for the third day.(AP)
Published on Aug 05, 2021 04:25 PM IST
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  • More than a dozen villages have been evacuated on the island of Evia near Athens since July 3. Around 85 people were rescued by boat from a beach as the wildfire scorched pine trees and sent clouds of ash and smoke into the air.

Similipal Sanctuary fire: Odisha CM asks officials to take preventive measures

Additional chief secretary, department of forests and environment, Dr Mona Sharma gave the CM a status report and said that the blaze has been brought under control and no casualties have been reported.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.(HT photo)
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.(HT photo)
Updated on Mar 04, 2021 01:53 PM IST
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Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Uttarakhand to start controlled burning in Uttarkashi to check forest fires

Almost nine hectares of jungles have been burnt in forest fires in the past 20 days in Uttarkashi division.
Forest fires have been plaguing Uttarkashi for the past three weeks.(Representative Photo/HT)
Forest fires have been plaguing Uttarkashi for the past three weeks.(Representative Photo/HT)
Published on Nov 01, 2020 03:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByHT correspondent

Daily fire bulletin to be issued in Uttarakhand to keep fake news on forest fires under check

The bulletin will give updates on active forest fire, area affected, work done to control wildfire, among other details.
The state forest department is using innovative pine needle check-dam technology in a bid to reduce the forest fire incidents.(HT Photo)
The state forest department is using innovative pine needle check-dam technology in a bid to reduce the forest fire incidents.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 05:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | BySuparna Roy | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag forest division launches app to monitor forest fires

The mobile application also has information on fire awareness along with a provision for people to volunteer and help the forest department in controlling fires.
Uttarakhand forest department has around 174 watchtowers and 1,437 station crews across the state to keep a tab on the forest fires.(Representative Photo/HT)
Uttarakhand forest department has around 174 watchtowers and 1,437 station crews across the state to keep a tab on the forest fires.(Representative Photo/HT)
Updated on May 10, 2020 08:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | BySuparna Roy | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Sholay, Dabangg dialogues to educate about forest fires in Uttarakhand

With lockdown relaxations and movement allowed in green zones from today, officials also fear that forest fire incidents could increase.
Elaborating upon the initiative, the officer said the main idea behind such awareness posters was to make people stop and read them so that they take the information back with them.
Elaborating upon the initiative, the officer said the main idea behind such awareness posters was to make people stop and read them so that they take the information back with them.
Updated on May 04, 2020 04:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | BySuparna Roy | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Three killed in forest fire in Kerala

The guards got into flames while they were trying to control a wildfire which began on Sunday afternoon.
(AP File Photo/Representative Image)
(AP File Photo/Representative Image)
Updated on Feb 17, 2020 11:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByHT Correspondent

Families homeless at Christmas after forest fire in Chilean port

The blaze started in grassy, wooded areas but rapidly advanced to populated neighbourhoods in Valparaiso. There were no deaths from the fire that had burned 150 hectares.
A man uses his cell phone to take a photo of his burning house during a fire in Valparaiso, Chile, December 24, 2019.(Reuters photo)
A man uses his cell phone to take a photo of his burning house during a fire in Valparaiso, Chile, December 24, 2019.(Reuters photo)
Updated on Dec 26, 2019 10:12 AM IST
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Valparaíso, Chile | ByAgence France-Presse

Indonesia arrests around 200 over forest fires

Nearly every year, Indonesian forest fires spread health-damaging haze across the country and into neighboring Malaysia and Singapore.
A wooden hut burns due to a forest fire in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia.(REUTERS)
A wooden hut burns due to a forest fire in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 16, 2019 07:58 PM IST
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Jakarta (Indonesia) | ByAssociated Press

‘Thirsting, ill and ablaze, Germany’s forests in critical state’: Agriculture minister

Environmental lobby group BUND in Germany also called for a focus on replanting forests that had become monocultures as a result of past reforestation plans that had focused on planting only fast-growing trees.
Germany’s agriculture minister Julia Kloeckner, a month before “forest summit”, said that forest fires, drought and insect infestations have left Germany’s forests in a critical state.(Photo: @JuliaKloeckner/ Twitter)
Germany’s agriculture minister Julia Kloeckner, a month before “forest summit”, said that forest fires, drought and insect infestations have left Germany’s forests in a critical state.(Photo: @JuliaKloeckner/ Twitter)
Updated on Aug 30, 2019 06:05 PM IST
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Berlin | ByReuters

With 73,000 incidents, forest fires singe Amazon; smoke seen from space

Venezuela ranked second with 26,453 fires and Bolivia with 16,101 fires in Amazonian rainforests under their territory
American agency NOAA released photos of smoke that could be seen from space.(AP)
American agency NOAA released photos of smoke that could be seen from space.(AP)
Updated on Aug 22, 2019 10:59 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAgencies

A parched India doesn’t need more bad news

The pre-monsoon rainfall has been poor. The monsoon, hopefully, won’t disappoint
Will the pre-monsoon delays have any impact on the monsoon? We don’t know yet. According to the India Meteorological Department, the monsoon may hit Kerala’s coast only by June 8 as opposed to the earlier prediction of June 6. A parched India does not need any more bad news.(VIVEK NAIR/HT PHOTO)
Will the pre-monsoon delays have any impact on the monsoon? We don’t know yet. According to the India Meteorological Department, the monsoon may hit Kerala’s coast only by June 8 as opposed to the earlier prediction of June 6. A parched India does not need any more bad news.(VIVEK NAIR/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 05, 2019 06:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Over 2,000 fire alerts reported from Uttarakhand in one week, over 1700 ha forest lost

The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted that conditions in the state are likely to become worse and forest fire will spread as maximum temperature is expected to go up till 40 degrees Celsius this week.
Uttarakhand has already lost over 1798 hectares of forest including 1341 hectares of reserve forest.(HT File)
Uttarakhand has already lost over 1798 hectares of forest including 1341 hectares of reserve forest.(HT File)
Published on May 29, 2019 03:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | BySuparna Roy

Forest fires pose grave threat to green cover in Uttarakhand

According to forest officials, over 90 % of the forest fires are man-made. The rest are due to lightning, friction caused by falling rocks and monkeys throwing stones that trigger sparks, resulting in forest fires.
Fire fighters, forest personnel and members of State Disaster Response Force jointly try to extinguish a forest fire in Tehri, Uttarakhand.(HT Photo)
Fire fighters, forest personnel and members of State Disaster Response Force jointly try to extinguish a forest fire in Tehri, Uttarakhand.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2019 03:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nainital | ByNeeraj Santoshi

Wildfires burnt 6,533 hectares of forest in Mumbai, losses pegged at 90 crore

The RTI query by Mumbai-based environment group Watchdog Foundation revealed data on forest fires across Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Kolhapur, Nashik and Aurangabad regions 2015 and 2019
More than 95% forest fires in the state are man-made for agricultural and land acquisition purposes, forest officials said(HT Photo)
More than 95% forest fires in the state are man-made for agricultural and land acquisition purposes, forest officials said(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 01, 2019 12:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Core areas of Bandipur hit by forest fire, say experts

The fire that had spread to a vast area of the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Karnataka in the past few days has been brought under “total control”, the state forest department said Tuesday.
Rescue officials assist in extinguishing a forest fire at Bandipur Tiger Reserve, in Bandipur. Image for representation.(PTI file photo)
Rescue officials assist in extinguishing a forest fire at Bandipur Tiger Reserve, in Bandipur. Image for representation.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Feb 26, 2019 11:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

To save India’s forests, we need a change in our mindset and skill set

The Bandipur fire shows that activists with wildlife and human rights skills have to work with state governments
Thousands of hectares of some of the best tiger habitat have been burnt down and, with it, hundreds of birds, smaller mammals and the young of both tigers, leopards and so many other animals have either been displaced or burnt to cinders(PTI)
Thousands of hectares of some of the best tiger habitat have been burnt down and, with it, hundreds of birds, smaller mammals and the young of both tigers, leopards and so many other animals have either been displaced or burnt to cinders(PTI)
Updated on Feb 26, 2019 08:06 PM IST
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ByValmik Thapar

Bandipur national park: Karnataka’s unique biodiversity hotspot with an array of threatened species

The park, one of the most protected reserves,constitutes one of the largest contiguous forests in the country along with neighbouring national parks of Nagarhole in Karnataka, Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu and Wayanad wildlife sanctuary in Kerala.
Karnataka’s unique biodiversity hotspot with an array of threatened species.(AFP)
Karnataka’s unique biodiversity hotspot with an array of threatened species.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 26, 2019 08:07 AM IST
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Bengaluru | BySibi Arasu

Bandipur forest fire stoked by bureaucratic friction, inaction

For the fourth day in a row, the dry deciduous forests of Bandipur were up in flames, destroying an estimated 3,000 hectares of forests that are home to tigers, leopards, civets, sambar deer and four-horned antelopes among other animals.
Bandipur: Rescue officials assist in extinguishing a forest fire at Bandipur Tiger Reserve, in Bandipur.(PTI)
Bandipur: Rescue officials assist in extinguishing a forest fire at Bandipur Tiger Reserve, in Bandipur.(PTI)
Published on Feb 25, 2019 11:24 PM IST
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Bengaluru/New Delhi | BySibi Arasu and Jayashree Nandi

Four cases of forest fire in Uttarakhand in a week, 2 months before season arrives

On Saturday, fire was reported from a forest in Almora district’s Someshwar region, and is said to have reportedly destroyed many shrubs and different varieties of grasses
Officials put the beginning of forest fire season in Uttarakhand around the middle of February and say it lasts until the end of June.(AP File / Representative Photo)
Officials put the beginning of forest fire season in Uttarakhand around the middle of February and say it lasts until the end of June.(AP File / Representative Photo)
Updated on Dec 19, 2018 03:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | BySuparna Roy, Dehradun

Massive fire in Mumbai’s Aarey forest near Infinity IT Park doused

According to Mumbai fire brigade, the fire, which was confined to trees and dry leaves, spread across an area of about 3-4 kilometers. Although, there were no reported casualties, a heavy damage to the forest is being feared.
A major fire erupted in the Aarey forest near Goregaon suburb of north-west Mumbai on Monday evenin(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
A major fire erupted in the Aarey forest near Goregaon suburb of north-west Mumbai on Monday evenin(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 04, 2018 08:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySteffy Thevar

Lessons for India from the California forest fires

The country must set up a robust mechanism to protect its natural resource. In an age of climate variability, such lack of preparedness can put India’s forest wealth at a huge risk
Firefighter Jose Corona sprays water as flames consume from the Camp Fire consume a home in Magalia, Calif, November 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)(AP)
Firefighter Jose Corona sprays water as flames consume from the Camp Fire consume a home in Magalia, Calif, November 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)(AP)
Published on Nov 15, 2018 01:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

More forest fires may burn as climate change triggers extreme weather patterns, warns govt

A recent report said dry tropical forests are increasingly under pressure from climate change, deforestation, fragmentation and fire. It further identifies weather, climate change-induced extremities, topography and people as the main causes of forest fires.
Dry and moist deciduous forests in the borderlands of Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Telangana are affected by fires every year.(AFP File Photo)
Dry and moist deciduous forests in the borderlands of Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Telangana are affected by fires every year.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Oct 10, 2018 09:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Trump tweets California wildfires magnifying as water is being diverted; confusion erupts

Collectively dubbed the Mendocino Complex, the wildfires have burned through 114,850 hectares -- an area nearly the size of the sprawling city of Los Angeles -- and are just 30% contained.
Wind-driven flames roll over a hill towards homes during the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) near Lakeport, on August 2.(Reuters photo)
Wind-driven flames roll over a hill towards homes during the River Fire (Mendocino Complex) near Lakeport, on August 2.(Reuters photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2018 10:55 AM IST
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Los Angeles | ByAgencies

Uttarakhand loses Rs 86 lakh to forest fires this year

Uttarakhand has lost 4,538 hectares of vegetation to forest fires this year, incurring a loss of Rs 86 lakh in the process. The official forest fire season began on February 15 and ended on June 15.
Although the official forest fire season is over, sporadic incidents of fire are still being recorded from different parts of the state. Officials say there hasn’t been enough rainfall this year.(HT/File Photo)
Although the official forest fire season is over, sporadic incidents of fire are still being recorded from different parts of the state. Officials say there hasn’t been enough rainfall this year.(HT/File Photo)
Published on Jun 22, 2018 07:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByNihi Sharma

Forest fires wreak havoc in Chamba, deputy ranger dies trying to douse flames

Deputy ranger, Ashok Kumar, was a resident of Pukhri in Chamba district.He was leading a seven-member team in dousing a fire raging in Bengla forest at Jot on Tuesday evening.
Ten districts of Himachal, except Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti, have been affected by forest fires this summer.(HT/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Ten districts of Himachal, except Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti, have been affected by forest fires this summer.(HT/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on May 31, 2018 04:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | ByHT Correspondent, Dharamshala

HC takes suo motu cognisance of wildfires, tells govt to file report

Taking suo motu cognizance of the reports about the gravity of raging fires which have affected thousands of hectares of forest land in the state, the Uttarakhand High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to submit a status report within 24 hours
The high court seeks details on number of forest fires reported, kind of damage caused, and what steps the state government was taking to prevent them.(HT Photo)
The high court seeks details on number of forest fires reported, kind of damage caused, and what steps the state government was taking to prevent them.(HT Photo)
Published on May 30, 2018 10:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nainital | ByNeeraj Santoshi

60 people booked for setting forest afire, highest in Pauri

Giving credence to the fact that several cases of blaze breaking out in forests were man-made, forest officials have till date booked 60 people for intentionally setting vegetation on fire. This, however, is one fifth of total 300 people booked in 2016
The forest fire season in state began on February 15. In 2016, forest fires had burnt down over 4,500 hectare of vegetation.(HT File Photo)
The forest fire season in state began on February 15. In 2016, forest fires had burnt down over 4,500 hectare of vegetation.(HT File Photo)
Published on May 30, 2018 10:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNihi Sharma

3,600 hectare gutted in wildfire, dept yet to demand ‘costly’ choppers

Uttarakhand has reported 6,000 wildfire alerts since May 21 followed by Himachal that recorded over 3,500 such alerts in the same period, data collected by Forest Survey of India showed on Monday
(HT File)
(HT File)
Updated on May 28, 2018 10:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByNihi Sharma

‘Man-eater’ leopard caged in Uttarakhand’s Pauri

A well grown up female leopard that is suspected to have killed a man was caged on Friday night in Pauri district’s Sundrai village, an official said on Saturday
The caged leopard is being sent to Chiryapur leopard rescue centre at Haridwar, says an official.(HT File Photo)
The caged leopard is being sent to Chiryapur leopard rescue centre at Haridwar, says an official.(HT File Photo)
Published on May 26, 2018 09:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pauri | ByArvind Moudgil
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