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The lack of precipitation and intense heat-an outcome of climate change-is an exacerbating factor for forest fires.

Join the dots: The long-lasting impact of forest fires across India

By Bharati Chaturvedi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 01:47 AM IST
  • Join the dots to read the message. It’s clear climate change has an important role to play in forest fires.
Tehri: Forest workers engaged in extinguishing the fire in the forests of Tehri district, Sunday, April 4, 2021.(PTI)
Tehri: Forest workers engaged in extinguishing the fire in the forests of Tehri district, Sunday, April 4, 2021.(PTI)

964 locations, 40 active spots in Uttarakhand forest fires: 8 points

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 11:11 PM IST
Uttarakhand forest fires: The districts of Nainital, Almora, Tehri and Pauri are the worst-hit and the state government is trying everything it can to bring the situation under control.
Uttarakhand has reported incidents of forest fire at 964 places and minister Harak Singh Rawat has said that four people and seven animals have died. (Representative Photo/HT)
Uttarakhand has reported incidents of forest fire at 964 places and minister Harak Singh Rawat has said that four people and seven animals have died. (Representative Photo/HT)

Centre deploys NDRF choppers, team to tackle Uttarakhand forest fires

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2021 03:11 PM IST
Uttarakhand forest fires are generally reported between the months of February and June and peak in May and June.
The fire in Similipal biosphere came as Odisha topped the list of forest fire incidents with 6627 fire spots since February 24 as per the Forest Survey of India’s fire alerts system. (HT PHOTO).
The fire in Similipal biosphere came as Odisha topped the list of forest fire incidents with 6627 fire spots since February 24 as per the Forest Survey of India’s fire alerts system. (HT PHOTO).

Forest fire in Similipal National Park completely contained, says Odisha govt

PTI | , Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2021 10:37 PM IST
The chief of the Forest Fire Task Force Dr Sandeep Tripathy said proactive steps taken by the state government to check and control forest fire in the state has led to total control in the forest fire situation in Odisha.
"While we were dousing the fire, it started raining. I started dancing with joy. Rain saved wildlife and trees," said Snehalata Dhal.(Screengrab)
"While we were dousing the fire, it started raining. I started dancing with joy. Rain saved wildlife and trees," said Snehalata Dhal.(Screengrab)

‘Rain saved wildlife and trees’, says Similipal forest official who won hearts

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2021 07:48 PM IST
  • A massive forest fire devastated large tracts of the Similipal biosphere reserve in the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha.
Jharkhand forest officials say the fires are under control. (file photo/representative)(PTI)
Jharkhand forest officials say the fires are under control. (file photo/representative)(PTI)

Forest fire in Ranchi and surroundings poses threat to wild animals, environment

By Sanjoy Dey | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 07:48 AM IST
  • An environmentalist said such fires are started in small patches, mostly to collect mahua flowers in Jharkhand during this season.
Satellite image of NASA's Fire Information for Resource Management System of forest fires.(Courtesy- NASA)
Satellite image of NASA's Fire Information for Resource Management System of forest fires.(Courtesy- NASA)

NASA satellites show fires still raging over Similipal, rest of Odisha

By Debabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 01:48 PM IST
  • NASA images dispute the claim made by forest officers in the state that the fires at Similipal biosphere reserve were more or less under control.
Germans, who pride themselves on their environmental awareness and whose culture and history are steeped in woodland legend, are concerned about the state of forests, which cover 11.4 million hectares, a third of the country's area. (Representational Image) (Pixabay)
Germans, who pride themselves on their environmental awareness and whose culture and history are steeped in woodland legend, are concerned about the state of forests, which cover 11.4 million hectares, a third of the country's area. (Representational Image) (Pixabay)

Fire, drought, beetles ravage German forests, study finds

Reuters | , Berlin
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 11:37 AM IST
The condition of German forests has deteriorated to record levels due to fire, drought and a bark beetle infestation, the agriculture minister said on Wednesday, prompting calls from environmental groups for greener policies.
This picture taken on April 5, 2020, shows a forest fire burning at a 30-kilometer (19-mile) Chernobyl exclusion zone, not far from the nuclear power plant. -(AFP)
This picture taken on April 5, 2020, shows a forest fire burning at a 30-kilometer (19-mile) Chernobyl exclusion zone, not far from the nuclear power plant. -(AFP)

Forest fires rage near Chernobyl nuclear plant

Kyiv | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2020 07:53 PM IST
Hundreds of firefighters backed by aircraft have been battling several forest fires around Chernobyl since last week.
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