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Haze continues to spread over northeastern China and Bohai Sea

Haze continues to loom in the air over northeastern China. The hazy veil has cleared over the Bohai Sea, but thickened over the plains nearby.Haze is common in this region, often caused by one or more of the following factors: wildfires or agricultural fires,

October 07, 2012

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Podgorica, Montenegro in fires and smoke

The air in Podgorica yesterday was again polluted four times higher than normal due to wild fires raging around Podgorica and Montenegro. On August 27, firefighters registered more than 50 fires in the area of ​​Podgorica, which at that time created a ring of fire

August 30, 2012

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Large wildfire burned half of Chios Island, Greece

Greek firefighters are battling a large forest fire sweeping across the eastern Aegean island of Chios. A plume of smoke from the blaze blow southwest, reaching as far south as the island of Crete (Kriti).The fire began about a week ago and has been fuelled by strong

August 23, 2012

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Wildfires carried by strong winds threaten populated areas near Crikvenica, Croatia

The fire that broke out around 6:40 UTC, July 23, 2km south of Crikvenica, and spread towards Selce is still threatening populated areas. Strong winds of more than 100km an hour made tackling the fires very difficult as water-bombing planes could not be used.Some

July 24, 2012

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Wildfires ravage Catalonia, northeastern region of Spain

A series of raging wildfires in Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia have killed at least 3 people and injured 19 others, officials said on Sunday. The fires have burned thousands of acres in recent days.The fires, which have been fanned by dry conditions and

July 23, 2012


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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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