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Ukrainian firefighters battle two blazes near Chernobyl nuclear power plant; over 60 acres of forest affected
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Ukrainian firefighters battle two blazes near Chernobyl nuclear power plant; over 60 acres of forest affected

The Chernobyl nuclear plant was evacuated in 1986 following an explosion that caused radioactive contamination.

Uttarakhand forest fires: SC agrees to hear petitions requesting prompt action to curb blazes, asks petitioners to 'pray for rain'
India

Uttarakhand forest fires: SC agrees to hear petitions requesting prompt action to curb blazes, asks petitioners to 'pray for rain'

The SC on Tuesday agreed to hear on 24 June, a plea seeking urgent steps to protect forests, wildlife and birds from wildfires in Uttarakhand. SC also said, 'it is an serious issue and in the meantime, pray for rain'. Advocate Rituparn Uniyal moved the apex court last Friday to seek urgent steps to protect forests, wildlife and birds from wildfires in Uttarakhand.

Himachal Pradesh reels under rising forest fire incidents, hapless locals resent apathy by state govt
India

Himachal Pradesh reels under rising forest fire incidents, hapless locals resent apathy by state govt

Over 500 forest fire cases, affecting an area of over 2600 hectares of forests have been reported in Himachal Pradesh. These forest fire incidents have caused an estimated loss of nearly Rs.49,000 in the state and are expected to rise as the incidents are increasing each day. The local residents in Totu, Chakkar, Tara Devi, Shogi, Bhatakufer and Mehli areas said that they are facing troubles due to the wildfires.

International Day of Forests: From Asia's mangroves to Amazon rainforest, take this quiz to check your knowledge of world's green cover
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International Day of Forests: From Asia's mangroves to Amazon rainforest, take this quiz to check your knowledge of world's green cover

Every year, 21 March is celebrated as International Day of Forests in order to raise awareness on the importance of all types of forests

Bandipur fire was an act of vandalism: How will the forest, wildlife recover from it?
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Bandipur fire was an act of vandalism: How will the forest, wildlife recover from it?

It takes a combination of things happening simultaneously for fires to get this bad: Forest official.

Carr Fire: Thousands displaced, mass destruction caused in California's Redding city as flames engulf residential areas
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Carr Fire: Thousands displaced, mass destruction caused in California's Redding city as flames engulf residential areas

Major fire broke out in California's Redding city on 23 July when a car malfunctioned on Highway 299 in Whiskeytown, according to Cal Fire.

In Portugal, like India, local factors combine with global climate change to worsen its impact
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In Portugal, like India, local factors combine with global climate change to worsen its impact

Seeing the same pattern — drought and heatwaves combining with faulty societal decisions — wreaking havoc everywhere, from Portugal to India, brings home the message that we really are living in one world. The only world we have. And it is warming.

Theni forest fire nothing short of man-made disaster; multitude of human errors likely behind tragedy that killed nine trekkers
India

Theni forest fire nothing short of man-made disaster; multitude of human errors likely behind tragedy that killed nine trekkers

Though the unsuspecting trekkers were left to the fury of nature, it is now beyond doubt that it was a number of human errors that led to the Theni tragedy.

Theni forest fire claims 9 lives, 27 rescued: IAF completes search operations; Tamil Nadu govt orders probe
India

Theni forest fire claims 9 lives, 27 rescued: IAF completes search operations; Tamil Nadu govt orders probe

Nine people, who were part of a trekking expedition, have been killed in a forest fire in the Western Ghats, the Tamil Nadu government said on Monday.

Theni forest fire claims 9 lives, 21 rescued: Nirmala Sitharaman says 16 Garuds deployed to help trapped trekkers
India

Theni forest fire claims 9 lives, 21 rescued: Nirmala Sitharaman says 16 Garuds deployed to help trapped trekkers

A massive forest fire broke out suddenly in a hill in Tamil Nadu on Sunday trapping 36 trekkers (37 according to some reports), most of them women, with 15 being rescued till late tonight

Theni fire: 37 trekkers trapped in Tamil Nadu's Kurangani forest, 15 rescued so far; IAF helicopters begin rescue efforts
India

Theni fire: 37 trekkers trapped in Tamil Nadu's Kurangani forest, 15 rescued so far; IAF helicopters begin rescue efforts

Thirty seven people, mostly students, were trapped in a forest fire while on a trekking expedition at Kurangani forest, near Bodi, in Theni district of Tamil Nadu.

Theni forest fire updates: Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswamy orders probe, says trekking expedition lacked permission
India

Theni forest fire updates: Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswamy orders probe, says trekking expedition lacked permission

Nine trekkers have died in a forest fire on the Kurangani Hills in Tamil Nadu's Theni district, the District Collector said on Monday.

Portugal wildfires: Death toll rises to 43, PM Antonio Costa declares three days of national mourning
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Portugal wildfires: Death toll rises to 43, PM Antonio Costa declares three days of national mourning

Raging forest fires in central Portugal have killed at least 43 people, most of whom burnt to death in their cars, and injured scores of others

California wildfire rages on: Medical implants aid search for victims, death toll rises to 31
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California wildfire rages on: Medical implants aid search for victims, death toll rises to 31

Teams with cadaver dogs began a grim search on Thursday for more dead in parts of California wine country devastated by wildfires, resorting in some cases to serial numbers stamped on medical implants

More than 700 people evacuated in Spain due to forest fire threats
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More than 700 people evacuated in Spain due to forest fire threats

More than 700 people were evacuated from homes, campsites and hotels due to the threat from a forest fire in southern Spain, emergency services said on Sunday

Portugal forest fire: Firefighters evacuate more towns as deadly blaze spreads northwards
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Portugal forest fire: Firefighters evacuate more towns as deadly blaze spreads northwards

Emergency workers were forced to evacuate several settlements in central Portugal as the deadly wildfire that has engulfed the region began to spread northwards.

Portugal forest fire death toll rises to 39 as firefighters struggle to reach affected areas
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Portugal forest fire death toll rises to 39 as firefighters struggle to reach affected areas

Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed at least 39 people, and injured another 20 people including six firefighters.

Portugal forest fire kills at least 24, injures 20, death toll likely to rise
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Portugal forest fire kills at least 24, injures 20, death toll likely to rise

A huge forest fire in central Portugal killed at least 24 people and injured 20 others, most of them burning to death in their cars

Major forest fire in Trikuta hills; Air Force provided two helicopters to douse the blaze
India

Major forest fire in Trikuta hills; Air Force provided two helicopters to douse the blaze

A major forest fire broke out in Trikuta hills, the abode of Mata Vaishno Devi, in Katra town of Reasi district following which the Air Force today pressed into service two MI-17 helicopters to douse the blaze.

Uttarakhand fire aftermath: Migration of beasts increases human-animal conflict
India

Uttarakhand fire aftermath: Migration of beasts increases human-animal conflict

Troubled by forest fires, wild animals are migrating from upper reaches of Uttarakhand to lower forests close to human habitats, causing alarm.