Wallow North and Horseshoe2 fires, Arizona

Wallow North and Horseshoe2 fires, Arizona

By the end of the day on June 9, 2011, Arizona’s massive Wallow Fire had reached 386,690 acres (609 square miles or 157,701 hectares) and had burned 29 and threatened 5,242 homes. Most of the homes destroyed were in Greer.By the morning of June 12, the size of…

Carbon Monoxide pollution over the United States and Canada

Carbon Monoxide pollution over the United States and Canada

Hazy skies greeted many Americans on June 8, 2011, as poor air quality dominated from the Midwest to the Atlantic Seaboard. There were several causes, but Arizona’s Wallow Fire was a major contributor. Thick bands of smoke were visible in satellite images of the

Wildfires burn across North America

Wildfires burn across North America

Smoke from Arizona fires, including the Wallow Fire, continued traveling toward the northeast on June 8, 2011. As the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image at 12:10 Central Daylight Time, thick…

Fires in Angola

Smoke from fires burning in southwestern Africa were evident on recent NASA satellite imagery from June 2 at 12:40 UTC (1:40 p.m. West African Time).NASA’s Aqua satellite flew overhead on June 2nd and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)

Largest wildfire in Arizona’s history burned more than 250,000 acres

Largest wildfire in Arizona’s history burned more than 250,000 acres

One of the largest wildfires in Arizona history threatened mountain retreats and spread ash and smoke as far away as Albuquerque, New Mexico, more than 200 miles away, officials said Saturday. Across the state, blazes have burned more than 250,000 acres.More than

Fires burn in eastern Russia

Fires burn in eastern Russia

140 hotbeds of wildfires with the total area 13 906.28 hectares have been registered in the Russian Federation within twenty four hours. 139 hotbeds with th area 4 832.88 ha have been extinguished. 167 hotbeds, including those emerged earlier and 16 large ones continue

Texas suffers from “exceptional” drought

Texas suffers from “exceptional” drought

A report released Thursday from a consortium of national climate experts said Texas saw the highest levels of drought over the last week — rated as "exceptional" — jump from 43.97 percent of the state to 50.65 percent of the state. Devastating drou

Forest fires out of control on Ibiza island, Spain

Forest fires out of control on Ibiza island, Spain

The forest fire which has been burning since Wednesday afternoon on Ibiza remains out of control, and is by far the worst fire ever seen on the Baleares. So far 2,000 hectares have been destroyed. Some 200 people have been evacuated from some 80 homes in the area

Fires continue in northern Alberta, Canada

Fires continue in northern Alberta, Canada

Fires continued to burn in northern Alberta, Canada on May 25, 2011, as strong winds carried a thick band of blue-gray smoke across the region. The fires cluster south of Lake Athabasca, a large, partially frozen lake located near the upper edge of the image. The…

The fire season was still going strong in Mexico

The fire season was still going strong in Mexico

May usually marks the end of the fire season in Mexico. Sometime during the month, the first wet-season rains begin to fall, followed by a soggy five months. Yet, on May 20, 2011, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua