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Jun 14, 2019
PIL filed in Supreme Court requesting prompt assistance from Centre, state govt in curbing Uttarakhand wildfiresA 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.
May 18, 2019
Recent forest fires in Uttarakhand destroy huge swathes of green cover; experts blame errant monsoonEvery year, Uttarakhand loses a large part of its forest cover to fires, mostly during this time of the year when the mercury soars.
Oct 09, 2018
Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan says incentivising communities, forest departments only way to control forest firesEnvironment 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.
Aug 13, 2018
Forest fires in India grew by 1.5 times in 6 years; dry spells due to increased warming may cause more incidents, say expertsExperts 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.
Jun 28, 2017
US lawmaker Mike Noel blames 'tree hugger' environmentalists for wildfire in Utah that displaced 1,500A 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
May 18, 2016
As heat wave continues, fresh forest fires destroy green cover in UttarakhandSoaring 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.
May 15, 2016
India can look to Mexico for managing forest fires: Stephen PyneThe fire management expert discusses India's history with fire, the issues surrounding the Uttarakhand fire and the role of forest fires in global warming.
May 03, 2016
Uttarakhand fire reaches school in Himachal: Rajnath Singh says no casualties even as death toll reaches 7Uttarakhand continues to battle its massive forest fire, reached a school in Himachal Pradesh. Reports peg the current death toll of the fire at 7.
May 03, 2016
Forest fires: NGT issues show cause notices to Uttarakhand, Himachal PradeshVoicing 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.
Oct 21, 2015
Indonesia fights massive forest fire, officials term it biggest in country's historyIndonesia is fighting massive forest and agriculture fires, the "biggest" in the country's history, a senior official said on Wednesday.