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According to the researchers, heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions are the dominant contributors to temperature increases around the globe.(AP file photo)

Greenhouse gas, pollution cause regional impacts on extreme fire weather: Study

PTI |
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 01:12 PM IST
Greenhouse gas, air pollution cause distinct regional impacts on extreme fire weather: Study
The forest fire that has been raging in the picturesque Dzukou Valley on the Nagaland-Manipur order since Tuesday.(https://twitter.com/NBirenSingh)
The forest fire that has been raging in the picturesque Dzukou Valley on the Nagaland-Manipur order since Tuesday.(https://twitter.com/NBirenSingh)

Dzukou valley wildfire spreads to Manipur, Amit Shah assures all help

Hindustan Times, Imphal | By Sobhapati Samom
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 01:53 PM IST
The Manipur government has requested the National Disaster Response Force to provide assistance in containing the situation and had also requisitioned the Army and the Assam Rifles to assist firefighters in extinguishing the wildfire.
Cows graze as thick plume of smoke from the East Troublesome Fire rise from burning vegetation in Granby, Colorado, US.(REUTERS)
Cows graze as thick plume of smoke from the East Troublesome Fire rise from burning vegetation in Granby, Colorado, US.(REUTERS)

Officials issue evacuation order to Estes park residents as wildfire rages in Colorado

Westminster, Colorado | By Reuters | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON OCT 25, 2020 09:32 AM IST
The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for a wide swath of Southern California as temperatures topped 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius).(Reuters image)
The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for a wide swath of Southern California as temperatures topped 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius).(Reuters image)

Wildfire threat intensifying across California, say officials

California | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 07:02 AM IST
Gusty winds in California’s north and extreme heat in its south are creating conditions that could fan wildfires that began earlier in the summer as well as spark new ones, leading state and federal authorities to urge residents to prepare.
FILE - In this combination of file photos, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del., on March 12, 2020, left, and President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington on April 5, 2020. (AP Photo, File)(AP)
FILE - In this combination of file photos, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del., on March 12, 2020, left, and President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington on April 5, 2020. (AP Photo, File)(AP)

Trump visits California, Biden talks climate change as wildfires take campaign focus

Las Vegas/Wilmington | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2020 10:43 AM IST
Trump, a Republican who pulled the United States out of the Paris accord on global warming because he found it too costly, has expressed his view that poor forest management is partly to blame for the fires that are raging around the West Coast.
Crews in Jackson County, Oregon, were hoping to venture into rural areas where the Alameda Fire has abated slightly with slowing winds, sending up thick plumes of smoke as the embers burned.(AFP)
Crews in Jackson County, Oregon, were hoping to venture into rural areas where the Alameda Fire has abated slightly with slowing winds, sending up thick plumes of smoke as the embers burned.(AFP)

Search crews scour charred Oregon landscape, residents return to rubble as wildfires burn

Reuters | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 07:19 AM IST
A blitz of wildfires across Oregon, California and Washington has destroyed thousands of homes and a half dozen small towns this summer, scorching more than 4 million acres and killing more than two dozen people since early August.
Greta Thunberg calls for action on wildfires raging across the US West Coast(Instagram/gretathunberg)
Greta Thunberg calls for action on wildfires raging across the US West Coast(Instagram/gretathunberg)

Greta Thunberg calls for immediate focus of news on wildfires raging across the US West Coast

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 09:23 AM IST
‘It needs to dominate the news. All the time’: Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg draws social media users’ attention on the wildfires that are raging across parts of the US West Coast as they doubled in size between Wednesday and Thursday
Local residents look at smoke and fire over a hill during wildfires near the town of Medford, Oregon, U.S. September 9, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Local residents look at smoke and fire over a hill during wildfires near the town of Medford, Oregon, U.S. September 9, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

At least nine killed as scores of wildfires scorch US West Coast

Talent, Oregon | By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 08:14 AM IST
In the past 48 hours, four people died from fires in California, while four were killed in Oregon and a 1-year-old boy died in Washington state.
A plume rises from the Bear Fire as it burns along Lake Oroville on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Butte County, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)(AP)
A plume rises from the Bear Fire as it burns along Lake Oroville on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Butte County, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)(AP)

Three dead as wildfire devastates northern California

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 10:24 AM IST
This took the total number of deaths due to the wildfire, which has been raging since August, to 11.
Flames consume a home and car as the Bear Fire burns through the Berry Creek area of Butte County, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020.(AP photo)
Flames consume a home and car as the Bear Fire burns through the Berry Creek area of Butte County, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020.(AP photo)

In pictures: Explosive wildfires across California stoked by fierce winds

Shaver Lake | By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 10:44 PM IST
Wildfires raged unchecked across parts of the western U.S. on Wednesday amid gusty and dry conditions, but forecasters said some weather relief was in sight that could help firefighters overwhelmed by the blazes.
One tree still smoldered as Newsom and two massive ancient redwoods, dubbed the Mother and Father of the forest.(Bloomberg)
One tree still smoldered as Newsom and two massive ancient redwoods, dubbed the Mother and Father of the forest.(Bloomberg)

Wildfire leaves California’s oldest park too hazardous for visitors

Sacramento | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 07:00 AM IST
The fires in the Santa Cruz Mountains where the park is located broke out August 17 after an hours-long lightning storm that grew into one of more than two dozen major conflagrations that destroyed homes and forced nearly 200,000 people to evacuate in different parts of California.
Firefighters protect a home in California, on Monday.(AP Photo)
Firefighters protect a home in California, on Monday.(AP Photo)

29 wildfires raging across California amid heatwave, world temperature record

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 09:38 AM IST
There is a risk of 10 million people being plunged into darkness as California’s grid operator works to keep the region’s power system from collapsing.
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media during a visit to the Wollondilly Emergency Control Centre in Sydney, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019.(AP)
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media during a visit to the Wollondilly Emergency Control Centre in Sydney, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019.(AP)

Australian PM apologises for family vacation in Hawaii amid wildfires

Sydney | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2019 01:29 PM IST
Morrison cut short a vacation with his wife and adult children amid public anger at his absence from Australia at a time of national crisis.
Wildfires spreading across Siberia threatens to accelerate the melting of ice and the permanently frozen ground layer . (Representational Image)
Wildfires spreading across Siberia threatens to accelerate the melting of ice and the permanently frozen ground layer . (Representational Image)

Wildfires ravage parts of Artic, Russia on alert

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 12:27 PM IST
The fires threaten to release the greenhouse gases stored for thousands of years.
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)

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

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2019 12:24 AM 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
A firefighter searches for human remains in a trailer park destroyed in the Camp Fire, in Paradise, California. The massive wildfire that killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes has been fully contained after burning for more than two weeks.(AP)
A firefighter searches for human remains in a trailer park destroyed in the Camp Fire, in Paradise, California. The massive wildfire that killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes has been fully contained after burning for more than two weeks.(AP)

California’s deadliest wildfire finally tamed after two weeks

Los Angeles | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2018 09:12 AM IST
The so-called Camp Fire, which broke out on November 8, is so far known to have killed 87 people although another 249 people remain unaccounted for.
Yuba and Butte County sheriff deputies carry a body bag with a deceased victim of the Camp Fire on November 10 in Paradise, California.(AFP)
Yuba and Butte County sheriff deputies carry a body bag with a deceased victim of the Camp Fire on November 10 in Paradise, California.(AFP)

14 bodies found, death toll in California fire rises to 23

Paradise | By Agence France Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2018 08:26 AM IST
Rescue workers recovered the bodies of 14 people Saturday who were killed by the most destructive fire in California history.
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)

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

Los Angeles | By Agencies
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2018 10:55 AM IST
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.
Mati : In this Monday, July 23, 2018 image from video provided by Elia Kallia, people escaping wildfires wade into the waters of the "Silver Coast" beach in Mati, Greece.(AP)
Mati : In this Monday, July 23, 2018 image from video provided by Elia Kallia, people escaping wildfires wade into the waters of the "Silver Coast" beach in Mati, Greece.(AP)

Death toll from Greek wildfire reaches 91 as village grieves

Mati | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2018 01:46 AM IST
Fire officials in Greece raised the death toll from a wildfire that raged through a coastal area east of Athens to 91 and reported that 25 people were missing Sunday
A firefighter lights backfires during the Carr fire in Redding, California on July 27.(AFP Photo)
A firefighter lights backfires during the Carr fire in Redding, California on July 27.(AFP Photo)

Wildfire roars into Californian city, people drive over yards, curbs to escape flames

Redding, California | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2018 09:55 AM IST
A wildfire in Northern California city of Redding claimed two lives as thousands of people scrambled to escape before the walls of flames descended from forested hills onto their neighbourhoods, leaving at least 500 structures destroyed in its wake.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2018 10:17 PM IST
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 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)

60 people booked for setting forest afire, highest in Pauri

Hindustan Times | By Nihi Sharma
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2018 10:12 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
(HT File)
(HT File)

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

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 10:20 PM IST
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
In summers, Uttarakhand witnesses a significant influx of tourists, with small hill station like Nainital alone recording an arrival of around 2,000 tourists on a daily basis.(HT File Photo)
In summers, Uttarakhand witnesses a significant influx of tourists, with small hill station like Nainital alone recording an arrival of around 2,000 tourists on a daily basis.(HT File Photo)

‘Love-hate’ relation of tourists with wildfires

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2018 09:53 PM IST
With the onset of summer, there is an increase in the influx of tourists in the Himalayan state, paralleling almost with a surge in number of forest fire incidents
Hundreds of hectares of forests in the hill state witnessed forest fires in the current season.(HT File Photo)
Hundreds of hectares of forests in the hill state witnessed forest fires in the current season.(HT File Photo)

As forests burn, Uttarakhand CM fumes

Hindustan Times | By Nihi Sharma
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2018 09:44 PM IST
With fires burning down more than 2074 hectares of forest until Wednesday and with environmentalists questioning the efficacy of the state government in fighting the blaze, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat came down heavily on forest officials reprimanding them for “lack of preparedness”
A helicopter fighting a wildfire in north-central Arizona.(AP Photo)
A helicopter fighting a wildfire in north-central Arizona.(AP Photo)

Arizona wildfire still blazing, has destroyed 30 homes, 17 other structures

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 12:08 PM IST
Fire management officials included the count of destroyed or heavily damaged buildings in a Thursday update. The Arizona fire is 12% contained.
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