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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
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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.

Forest fires in India grew by 1.5 times in 6 years; dry spells due to increased warming may cause more incidents, say experts
India

Forest fires in India grew by 1.5 times in 6 years; dry spells due to increased warming may cause more incidents, say experts

Experts believe that long dry periods, especially during winter and the pre-monsoon period, caused by increased warming, is a significant factor for more forest fires.

US lawmaker Mike Noel blames 'tree hugger' environmentalists for wildfire in Utah that displaced 1,500
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US lawmaker Mike Noel blames 'tree hugger' environmentalists for wildfire in Utah that displaced 1,500

A Republican state lawmaker blamed federal mismanagement and lawsuits by "tree hugger" environmentalists for the blaze that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people

As heat wave continues, fresh forest fires destroy green cover in Uttarakhand
India

As heat wave continues, fresh forest fires destroy green cover in Uttarakhand

Soaring temperatures in Uttarakhand reignited forest fires in the hill state on Wednesday, with nearly 180 hectares of green cover gutted in the fresh fire incidents in Uttarkashi district.

India can look to Mexico for managing forest fires: Stephen Pyne
India

India can look to Mexico for managing forest fires: Stephen Pyne

The fire management expert discusses India's history with fire, the issues surrounding the Uttarakhand fire and the role of forest fires in global warming.

Uttarakhand fire reaches school in Himachal: Rajnath Singh says no casualties even as death toll reaches 7
India

Uttarakhand fire reaches school in Himachal: Rajnath Singh says no casualties even as death toll reaches 7

Uttarakhand continues to battle its massive forest fire, reached a school in Himachal Pradesh. Reports peg the current death toll of the fire at 7.

Forest fires: NGT issues show cause notices to Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh
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Forest fires: NGT issues show cause notices to Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh

Voicing concern over the forest fires raging in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday said it was shocked that everybody was taking the issue "so casually" and issued show cause notices to both the states.