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

Wildfires across Alberta – A third of Slave Lake town reduced to ashes

Wildfires across Alberta – A third of Slave Lake town reduced to ashes

May 17, 00:05 UTC: Update on wildfires in Slave Lake and other communities from the Gov't of Alberta Press Release: Edmonton… Approximately 1,000 firefighters continue to combat wildfires around Slave Lake and throughout the province, while evacuees receive…

Texas fires: 828 structures and 1,779,788 acres consumed by 6,057 fires

Texas fires: 828 structures and 1,779,788 acres consumed by 6,057 fires

Nightmarish wildfires in Texas have scorched almost two million acres and destroyed nearly thousand homes. The fires have now been raging for more than a week in Texas, so far burning through 1.4 million acres of land and racking up more than $8million in containment

Fires burn across Texas with no end in sight

Fires burn across Texas with no end in sight

Since April 6, more than a million acres have burned throughout the state of Texas, according to the Texas Forest Service. This image, taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite, shows conditions on April 15, 2011.

Mountain fire breaks out in east China, spreads toward Mount Tai

Mountain fire breaks out in east China, spreads toward Mount Tai

A mountain fire broke out in East China’s Shandong province Monday morning, spreading toward Mount Tai, according to a report from local authorities. Fires broke out in several locations in the mountainous area near Shandong’s capital city of Jinan around 9 am Monday.

Deadly heatwaves will be more frequent in coming decades

Deadly heatwaves will be more frequent in coming decades

A new study warns that ‘mega-heatwaves’ like the one estimated to have killed tens of thousands in western Europe in 2003 will become up to 10 times more likely over the next 40 years. The new analysis revealed that heatwave that scorched eastern Europe in 2010,