Forest Fires News
As per statistics by the Forest Survey of India, Maharashtra is one of the leading forest fire-prone states with the number of incidents doubling from 22,499 in 2019 to 44,809 in 2021
Mice, squirrels and other burrowing animals dig into cooler ground, bears climb trees, deer and bobcats run, small animals take cover in logs and birds fly to escape the flames, heat and smoke.
Even the Arctic Circle was on fire, releasing some 66 million tonnes of CO2 from June through August, with nearly a billion tonnes from Russia as a whole over the same period.
In India, as incidence of forest fires spikes in the pandemic, inhabitants lose their sole source of livelihood
Increasing fire trends can be seen in data as well with the Forest Survey of India (FSI)’s system sending fire alerts 3,86,031 times this year, till 28 May 2021, which is already twice the number of alerts sent in all of last year.
If the region were to become a source of CO2 rather than a "sink", tackling the climate crisis will be that much harder.
More than 2,700 wildfires have been reported in Nepal since November, 14 times higher than in the same period last year.
Researchers said there were 63 percent fewer trees in hard-hit regions compared to areas untouched by fires.
Peatlands keep a lot of carbon out of Earth's atmosphere, but that could end with warming and development
Although they only occupy three percent of the global land area, peatlands contain about 25 percent of global soil carbon — twice as much as the world’s forests.
A new analysis by Climate Action Tracker scientists said public commitments to emission cuts if kept, would limit warming to about 2.6 degrees Celsius and possibly as low as 2.1 degrees Celsius.
Siberia is facing forest 'zombie' fires as a result of climate change, releases huge amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere
It is a vicious circle where these fires made worse by climate change release gases that in turn exacerbate climate change.
Erratic winds have raised the potential for extreme fire within the existing fires' and may result in new fires.
Satellite imagery shows illegal gold mining in Brazil has increased, threatens the Yanomami tribe in the heart of the Amazons
The lust for gold has attracted wildcat prospectors, who have destroyed forests, poisoned rivers and brought fatal diseases to the tribe.
World Environment Day: Data shows the world has lost a Switzerland-size area of primary rainforest in 2019
In order to stop deforestation, researchers say emphasis must be placed on changing the incentives driving forest loss on a domestic, local level.
2019 closed out a “lost decade” for the world’s tropical forests, with surging deforestation from Brazil to the Congo Basin.
Drones are inexpensive and repeated flights in the same area can highlight changes that might go unnoticed.
Wildfires spread through parts of Lebanon after forcing some residents to flee their homes in the middle of the night, while others were stuck inside as the flames reached villages south of Beirut.
Lebanon turns to neighbours for help with fighting forest fires; calls on Cyprus, Greece to send firefighting planes to Beirut
Lebanon has turned to its neighbours for help battling forest fires that have ravaged homes and killed a volunteer firefighter in the Mediterranean country, its premier said on Tuesday
Researchers think an atmosphere phenomenon affects weather on a weekly-to-monthly time scale, bringing alternate cloudy and sunny periods.
Beni is the second-worst affected area, with nearly 900,000 hectares destroyed so far by the fires so far.
There are around 6,000 fires in Angola, more than 3,000 in Congo and just over 2,000 fires in Brazil.