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Dry winters, climate change causes Nepal to experience worst wildfires in a decade
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Dry winters, climate change causes Nepal to experience worst wildfires in a decade

More than 2,700 wildfires have been reported in Nepal since November, 14 times higher than in the same period last year.

Stronger, frequent forest fires effecting tree's carbon sink capabilities: Study
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Stronger, frequent forest fires effecting tree's carbon sink capabilities: Study

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
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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.

2021 should be the year humanity stops it war on nature pleads UN Sec-Gen Antonio Guterres
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2021 should be the year humanity stops it war on nature pleads UN Sec-Gen Antonio Guterres

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
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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.

California fires blaze across million acres of forest amid fears of further spread
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California fires blaze across million acres of forest amid fears of further spread

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
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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
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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.

Nature and forests through 2019: The year of uncontrollable rain forests fires all over the world
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Nature and forests through 2019: The year of uncontrollable rain forests fires all over the world

2019 closed out a “lost decade” for the world’s tropical forests, with surging deforestation from Brazil to the Congo Basin.

Drones have revolutionized the way we track wildfires, count wildlife and map plants
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Drones have revolutionized the way we track wildfires, count wildlife and map plants

Drones are inexpensive and repeated flights in the same area can highlight changes that might go unnoticed.

Lebanon fires force residents to flee homes; heatwave, strong winds exacerbate blaze
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Lebanon fires force residents to flee homes; heatwave, strong winds exacerbate blaze

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
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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

Climate change has affected the amount of rainfall in Indonesian islands, study suggests
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Climate change has affected the amount of rainfall in Indonesian islands, study suggests

Researchers think an atmosphere phenomenon affects weather on a weekly-to-monthly time scale, bringing alternate cloudy and sunny periods.

Bolivian wildfires destroy 10 million acres of forest since August, govt declares red alert
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Bolivian wildfires destroy 10 million acres of forest since August, govt declares red alert

Beni is the second-worst affected area, with nearly 900,000 hectares destroyed so far by the fires so far.

NASA calls Africa fire continent, is home to 70 percent of all the world's fires
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NASA calls Africa fire continent, is home to 70 percent of all the world's fires

There are around 6,000 fires in Angola, more than 3,000 in Congo and just over 2,000 fires in Brazil.

After Amazon's fires, Africa's rainforests are burning too, but for different reasons
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After Amazon's fires, Africa's rainforests are burning too, but for different reasons

The Congo Basin forest is commonly referred to as the "second green lung" of the planet after the Amazon.

PIL filed in Supreme Court requesting prompt assistance from Centre, state govt in curbing Uttarakhand wildfires
India

PIL filed in Supreme Court requesting prompt assistance from Centre, state govt in curbing Uttarakhand wildfires

A public interest litigation was filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday seeking urgent steps to protect forests, wildlife and birds from wildfires in Uttarakhand. Every year forest fires in the state causes great loss to the forest ecosystem, the diversity of the flora and fauna and the economic wealth and is one of the major disasters there. The plea also demanded for legal rights of the animals residing in the forests.

Recent forest fires in Uttarakhand destroy huge swathes of green cover; experts blame errant monsoon
India

Recent forest fires in Uttarakhand destroy huge swathes of green cover; experts blame errant monsoon

Every year, Uttarakhand loses a large part of its forest cover to fires, mostly during this time of the year when the mercury soars.

Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan says incentivising communities, forest departments only way to control forest fires
Economy

Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan says incentivising communities, forest departments only way to control forest fires

Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said only an "aggressive strategy" can help in controlling forest fires which cause an annual loss of Rs 1,101 crore.