Forest fire

Indonesian police arrest hundreds linked to forest fires

Those arrested could be prosecuted under an environmental protection law that provides for a maximum 10-year prison sentence for setting fires to clear land.

published on : 19th September 2019

Indonesia arrests nearly 200 over raging forest fires

The fires -- usually started by illegal burning to clear land for farming -- have unleashed choking haze across Southeast Asia, triggering diplomatic tensions with Indonesia's neighbours.

published on : 16th September 2019

Indonesia forest fires surge, stoking global warming fears

Illegal blazes to clear land for agricultural plantations have been raging on Sumatra, Borneo islands, with Indonesia deploying water-bombing helicopters, thousands of security forces to tackle them.

published on : 13th September 2019

Africa is the 'fire continent' but blazes differ from Amazon

NASA has called Africa the 'fire continent' that's home to at least 70 per cent of the 10,000 fires burning worldwide on an average August day.

published on : 29th August 2019

For the sake of the planet

The group exhibition of 23 artists ‘Belong to the Earth’ ongoing at IconArt Gallery focusses on environmental issues

published on : 28th August 2019

Why is part of the Amazon burning? Here is what experts have to say

The dramatic scale of this year's fires is the result of a significant acceleration of deforestation for the lumber industry, for agriculture or for other human activities.

published on : 24th August 2019

Forest fires in Brazil's Amazon surge as deforestation accelerates

The data comes as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro faces growing criticism over his anti-environment rhetoric, which activists blame for emboldening loggers, miners and farmers in the Amazon.

published on : 21st August 2019

500 firefighters to battle blaze in French forest

The fire broke out on Wednesday afternoon in Aude, southeast of the city of Carcassonne, in forests that were classified as having a 'severe' risk of fire because of a recent drought.

published on : 15th August 2019

Fire burns through Greek pine forest on island near Athens

Tuesday's blaze on the island of Evia was burning through a nature reserve in a thick pine forest where access by land was difficult.

published on : 13th August 2019

Russian military called in to fight Siberian forest fires

Siberia's Krasnoyarsk region, which stretches all the way to the Kara Sea and the Arctic Ocean, can be seen blanketed in smoke by satellite photos from NASA.

published on : 1st August 2019

Global warming: Siberia forest fires spark potential 'disaster' for Arctic

As fires sweep across millions of hectares enveloping Siberia's cities in black smoke and noxious fumes, environmentalists warn of a disaster threatening to accelerate the melting of the Arctic. 

published on : 30th July 2019

Forest fire erupts in Croatia party island; 10,000 flee

Tourism is a pillar of Croatia's economy, with visitors flocking to hundreds of islands and islets along its stunning Adriatic coast.

published on : 16th July 2019

Thousands battle large blaze in parched northern Germany

Officials said Tuesday that the blaze in Luebtheen, about 170 kilometers northwest of Berlin, is the biggest in the history of Mecklenburg Western Pomerania state.

published on : 2nd July 2019

Fix onus on officials to prevent forest fires: Karnataka HC

The court said, “While entrusting the responsibility of a particular zone, to protect the forest, personal responsibility should be fixed on the office concerned in case of any untoward incidents.

published on : 23rd June 2019

Forest fire a serious issue, pray for rain, tells Supreme Court

Advocate Uniyal moved the apex court last Friday to seek urgent steps to protect forests, wildlife and birds from wildfires in Uttarakhand.

published on : 18th June 2019
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