Published on Aug 05, 2021 04:25 PM IST
hindustantimes.com | Written by Chayanika Das
- 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.
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.
Updated on Mar 04, 2021 01:53 PM IST
Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Almost nine hectares of jungles have been burnt in forest fires in the past 20 days in Uttarkashi division.
Published on Nov 01, 2020 03:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun |HT correspondent
The bulletin will give updates on active forest fire, area affected, work done to control wildfire, among other details.
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 05:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun |Suparna Roy | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
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.
Updated on May 10, 2020 08:31 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun |Suparna Roy | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
With lockdown relaxations and movement allowed in green zones from today, officials also fear that forest fire incidents could increase.
Updated on May 04, 2020 04:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun |Suparna Roy | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
The guards got into flames while they were trying to control a wildfire which began on Sunday afternoon.
Updated on Feb 17, 2020 11:03 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | HT Correspondent
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.
Updated on Dec 26, 2019 10:12 AM IST
Valparaíso, Chile |Agence France-Presse
Nearly every year, Indonesian forest fires spread health-damaging haze across the country and into neighboring Malaysia and Singapore.
Updated on Sep 16, 2019 07:58 PM IST
Jakarta (Indonesia) |Associated Press
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.
Updated on Aug 30, 2019 06:05 PM IST
Venezuela ranked second with 26,453 fires and Bolivia with 16,101 fires in Amazonian rainforests under their territory
Updated on Aug 22, 2019 10:59 AM IST
New Delhi |Agencies
The pre-monsoon rainfall has been poor. The monsoon, hopefully, won’t disappoint
Updated on Jun 05, 2019 06:58 PM IST
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.
Published on May 29, 2019 03:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun |Suparna Roy
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.
Updated on Apr 23, 2019 03:38 PM IST
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
Published on Apr 01, 2019 12:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times | , MumbaiBadri Chatterjee
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.
Updated on Feb 26, 2019 11:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Jayashree Nandi
The Bandipur fire shows that activists with wildlife and human rights skills have to work with state governments
Updated on Feb 26, 2019 08:06 PM IST
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.
Updated on Feb 26, 2019 08:07 AM IST
Bengaluru |Sibi Arasu
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.
Published on Feb 25, 2019 11:24 PM IST
Bengaluru/New Delhi |Sibi Arasu and Jayashree Nandi
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
Updated on Dec 19, 2018 03:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | , DehradunSuparna Roy
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.
Updated on Dec 04, 2018 08:49 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai |Steffy Thevar
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
Published on Nov 15, 2018 01:19 PM IST
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.
Updated on Oct 10, 2018 09:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Jayashree Nandi
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.
Updated on Aug 07, 2018 10:55 AM IST
Los Angeles |Agencies
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.
Published on Jun 22, 2018 07:21 AM IST
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.
Updated on May 31, 2018 04:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | HT Correspondent, Dharamshala
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
Published on May 30, 2018 10:17 PM IST
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
Published on May 30, 2018 10:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times | Nihi Sharma
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
Updated on May 28, 2018 10:20 PM IST
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
Published on May 26, 2018 09:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pauri |Arvind Moudgil