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Hundreds of wildfires burn across Russia - Smoke reaches Mongolia

Hundreds of wildfires continue to burn across Russia, and more than 14 new fires have broken out over the past 24 hours. While eleven of them have been put out, firefighters are still struggling to extinguish another 32 blazes. Authorities say the fires do not pose a

July 05, 2012

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Biosphere reserve burning near Sofia, Bulgaria

Vitosha mountain massif on the outskirts of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria is burning for several days now and the fire can be seen from the center of Sofia.Until now mainly dry forests and dead vegetation is burning but the situation in the fire area might to

July 03, 2012

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Forest fires ravage eastern Spain

Two forest fires sweeping Spain's eastern Valencia region that have forced 3,000 people to evacuate their homes showed no sign of abating on Sunday, authorities said. Despite more favourable weather conditions of lower temperatures, increased humidity and an easterly

July 03, 2012


Hundreds of wildfires continue to burn across Russia

Hundreds of wildfires continue to burn across Russia. Russian authorities have announced that the fires were caused by a variety of reasons, including lightning strikes and people losing control of agricultural fires and campfires. According to the environmental

July 03, 2012

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Colorado wildfires seen from ISS

Astronauts on the International Space Station captured on camera the vast scale of wildfires raging across parts of Colorado.A video released by NASA on June 28 shows huge plumes of smoke billowing up into sky above the Rocky Mountains. Several fires have been

June 30, 2012

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Firestorm of epic proportions - at least 32 000 evacuated as wind-fueled wildfire continues, Colorado

A wind-fueled wildfire that started on Saturday reached epic proportions, breached fire lines Tuesday, June 26, 2012, and entered Colorado Springs, Colorado, causing at least 32 000 people to be evacuated in the area and at the U.S. Air Force Academy, authorities...

June 28, 2012


Hundreds of fires covering central Africa (satellite view)

Hundreds of fires covered central Africa in mid-June, 2012, as the annual fire season heated up across the region. Multiple red hotspots, which indicate areas of increased temperatures, are heavily sprinkled across Angola (south), the Democratic Republic of the Congo

June 21, 2012

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Meteor shower grounds Springer fire air support

A possible fireball or meteor shower grounded planes fighting the Springer fire near Lake George in the Pike National Forest, Colorado. A Pueblo air-dispatch center began receiving reports of "balls of fire or something in the air" at 2:37 p.m. local time on

June 21, 2012


Gila Wilderness blaze - New Mexico's record-setting fire spreads in all directions

A massive wildfire in the New Mexico wilderness, the Gila Wilderness blaze or Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire, already the state’s largest blaze ever,  has spread to more than 218,000  since being started by lighting May 16, 2012. According to InciWeb, more

June 02, 2012

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Smoky haze stretching over China, Korea and Japan

A smoky haze stretches from Russia to China, over the Bohai Sea, the Korean Peninsula and the Tsushima Strait, and towards Japan. The haze is just reaching Kyushu, the third largest island in Japan, visible in the lower right quadrant. Although haze is a common

May 30, 2012

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Spring fires and smoke in eastern Asia

Russian officials announced that twenty-one forest fires were burning on May 17 on a total of over 3,000 hectares, with 2,600 hectares blazing in Buryatia and almost 500 hectares in Khabarovsk territory. Three new fires were seen in Tunkinsky National Park in the past

May 18, 2012

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White Sands dust storm

Dust from the White Sands dune field in New Mexico rises thousands of feet from the valley floor and drifts over the snowy peaks of the Sacramento Mountains driven by southwesterly winter winds. White Sands National Monument lies in the 50 kilometer (31 mile) wide

April 30, 2012


Dust plumes blew out of the Gobi Desert, strong wind fan fires in western China

Dust plumes blew out of the Gobi Desert on April 26, 2012. Arising from source points along the border between southern Mongolia and China, the dust plumes fanned out toward the southeast.The Gobi Desert straddles the China-Mongolia border, and holds landscapes

April 27, 2012


Fires blaze north of Omsk - Wildfire areas enlarge to 3,075 ha in Siberia

Wildfire areas enlarged three times in Siberia over the past 24 hours, according to ITAR-TAS news agency. Twenty nine outbreaks on a total area of 3,075 hectares were reported there on Tuesday morning. Seven of the outbreaks on 950.5 hectares are localized. There are

April 25, 2012


Dust seen over Russia

In late April 2012, dust mingled with clouds over the eastern Russian Federation. The dust likely originated along the border between China and Mongolia and followed a counter-clockwise arc into eastern Russia. Fires along the China-Mongolia border may also have

April 23, 2012

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Wildfire spreads across Florida - Current conditions and long-term outlook

The U.S. wildfire season that typically starts in late spring has taken off this month, with crews tackling fires up and down the East Coast in recent days. The Columbia Line Fire, a large fire in Pinhook Swamp, in northern Florida, is generating a lot of smoke

April 11, 2012

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Agricultural fires in Indochina seen from satellite

Late winter or early spring is the time scheduled for farmers in Southeast Asia for preparing land for seasonal agriculture, usually for planting crops. On February 14, 2012, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite

February 16, 2012