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Russian firefighting plane to help Serbia


August 26th, 2012 - 5:07 am ICT by IANS
Belgrade, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian firefighting aircraft has reached Serbia to help the Balkan nation put out a number of forest fires.The multipurpose, amphibious Beriev Be-200 aircraft landed ... Read more...

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Russian helicopter crashes in southwestern Turkey, killing 5


August 12th, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by BNO News
KÖYCEĞIZ, TURKEY (BNO NEWS) -- A Russian helicopter participating in an operation to extinguish wildfires crashed in southwestern Turkey on Thursday, killing three Russian citizens and two Turkish citizens, the owner of ... Read more...

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Eleven wildfires put out in Russia’s Far East


August 6th, 2012 - 8:49 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Forest protection service specialists have extinguished 11 wildfires in Russia's Far East in the past 24 hours, said the local forestry department Monday."A total of ... Read more...

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Oceans absorbing half of greenhouse emission


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Oceans, forests and other ecosystems continue to soak up about half the carbon dioxide (CO2) released by human activities, but US researchers fear this may not ... Read more...

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Russia’s Siberia region hit by wildfires


July 30th, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Forest fires continue to rage in Russia's Siberia region on a total area of over 230 square km, with the worst of the blazes concentrated ... Read more...

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Warming could unleash more violent storms, says study


July 11th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, July 11 (IANS) Global warming could unleash more violent thunderstorms, flash floods and forest fires in the coming years, according to an Israeli researcher.The Tel Aviv University (TAU) ... Read more...

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40,000 Russian firefighters to lose jobs


July 10th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's emergencies ministry is planning to cut the number of firefighters by 20 percent - or about 40,000 people - by 2013, a ministry source ... Read more...

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Monsoon finally arrives in Himachal (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 5 (IANS) The delayed southwest monsoon finally reached Himachal Pradesh Thursday, bringing respite to the people. Showers lashed capital Shimla, Dharamsala, Manali and other towns, leading to ... Read more...

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Rains bring down temperatures in Himachal


July 5th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 5 (IANS) Widespread rains caused a sharp fall in temperatures across Himachal Pradesh Thursday with Gaggal town recording the highest rainfall of 152 mm in the state, ... Read more...

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Fires ravage 20,000 hectares of Himachal forests in two months (With Images)


June 28th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 28 (IANS) Unusually hot and dry conditions this summer have turned the green hills of Himachal Pradesh into a tinderbox - literally. Forest wealth estimated at well over ... Read more...

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Like Spock’s Tricorder, sensor to identify contaminants


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Nov 3 (IANS) The human eye recognises only three bands of light - red, green, and blue. Now new technology, like Spock's Tricorder in "Star Trek" is using ... Read more...

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Now, an online game where Putin tackles forest fires


August 5th, 2011 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A new game has appeared online where Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is the main character who drives cars, tackles forest fires and "wastes terrorists ... Read more...

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Indians discover world’s most heat-resistant fungi


July 23rd, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) In a significant discovery that can be a major breakthrough in biotechnology, Indian mycologists have discovered fungi spores, considered as being able to withstand ... Read more...

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Russia reports 180 wildfires in a day


June 13th, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 180 wildfires were burning in forests across Russia Sunday, the emergencies ministry said.In the past one day, 186 new forest fires have emerged on ... Read more...

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Rains keep forest fires away in Himachal


June 10th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 10 (IANS) Thanks to heavy rains, Himachal Pradesh has escaped its periodic and often devastating forest fires this time.Forest officials said that plentiful rainfall in the last ... Read more...

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2 severe Amazon droughts in 5 years stir climate fear


February 4th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A new study has revealed that two severe and unexpected droughts in the Amazon basin in just five years have devastated the region's rainforests, and could make global ... Read more...

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Creating Wealth from Waste in Uttarakhand


January 18th, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
By Dinesh PantDehradun, Jan 18 (ANI): One of the most enduring images of the hilly regions in northern India is the ubitiqous 'Pine' trees that cover the undulating landscape. Yes there are ... Read more...

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‘Eternal’ solar plane Zephyr confirmed record-breaker


December 25th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 25 (ANI): The UK-built solar-powered plane Zephyr, dubbed 'eternal plane', has been officially announced a record breaker following its feat of non-stop flight for two weeks.Aeronautique Internationale (FAI), gave Zephyr ... Read more...

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Adapting to climate change may have been easier 13,500yrs ago


December 19th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Adapting to climate change may have been easier in the past, according to a new study.Samuel Munoz, now a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and geologist ... Read more...

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44 houses destroyed in Kashmir fires


December 18th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 18 (IANS) A total of 44 houses and a mosque were reduced to ashes in two separate fires in north Kashmir Saturday, police said.A fire broke out in Khotran (Tulail) ... Read more...

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Forest fires destroy 14,000 acres in Chile


December 15th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, Dec 15 (IANS/EFE) Nearly 14,000 acres of vegetation have been destroyed by a series of forest fires in three separate regions of Chile, authorities said Tuesday.Twelve of the blazes remain active, ... Read more...

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Lingerie-clad Russian students make erotic calendar for Putin’s b’day


October 7th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 07 (ANI): Students from Moscow university have made a racy calendar asserting their love for Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who turns 58 on Thursday.The calendar, called "Vladimir Vladimirovich, We ... Read more...

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NASA’s web-based environmental management system for Himalayas


October 6th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched an innovative, web-based environmental management system for the Himalayan region.SERVIR-Himalaya features web-based access to satellite imagery, decision-support ... Read more...

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Pensioners sue Moscow authorities over summer smog


September 30th, 2010 - 2:20 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Moscow pensioner couple have filed a lawsuit against the authorities in the Russian capital over the smog that shrouded the city in the summer.The pensioners demand ... Read more...

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Smog leaving Moscow


August 15th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The smog from wildfires in Russia started leaving Moscow Sunday evening and is unlikely to return early next week, an environmental expert said. "From the second half of ... Read more...

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Virginity restoring plant under threat


August 15th, 2010 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 15 (IANS/EFE) A plant capable of "restoring a woman's virginity" is under threat as an ecopark declared a Unesco World Heritage Site has been affected by severe drought and forest ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama prays for Leh, Tibet cloudburst victims


August 14th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Aug 14 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Saturday prayed for the victims of flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir's Leh town and Zhouqu county in China, an aide said ... Read more...

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Ukraine denies Chernobyl fire reports


August 14th, 2010 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, Aug 14 (IANS) Ukraine denied Friday reports of wildfires in the Chernobyl zone that was heavily contaminated with radiation from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster. "I'd like to assure you that ... Read more...

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Medvedev says Russia’s fire situation ’still tense’


August 12th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 12 (DPA) The number and extent of forest fires in Russia's central European provinces showed signs of abating for the first time in weeks, but the situation was "still tense", ... Read more...

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Russian wildfires reach nuclear disaster zone


August 12th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 12 (IANS) Wildfires in Russia have reached areas contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, raising concern among people that radioactive material could be released into the air. Russia's Federal Forestry ... Read more...

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Wildfires in Russia, Canada create poisonous ring around planet


August 12th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Raging forest fires in central Russia, Siberia and western Canada have created an enormous cloud of pollutants covering the northern hemisphere, according to NASA. Carbon monoxide, one of ... Read more...

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Forest fires give a boost to nitrogen cycle


August 10th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): During forest fire, nitrate levels go up and the effects persist, according to recent research from University of Montana scientists.The researchers found that charcoal deposited during fire events ... Read more...

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Russia declares emergency due to wildfire


August 2nd, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 2 (IANS) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Monday declared a state of emergency in seven regions engulfed by wildfires, including Moscow, and restricted citizens' entry to certain areas. All of the affected ... Read more...

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30 killed in Russia wildfires


August 1st, 2010 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Raging wildfires in central Russia have claimed 30 lives and left more than 2,200 people homeless, the government said Sunday. The wildfires, which have caused damage worth over ... Read more...

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Emergency declared in Russia as wildfires kill 12


July 31st, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A state of emergency has been declared in 14 regions across Russia after devastating wildfires claimed 12 lives and rendered thousands of people homeless. About 240,000 people are ... Read more...

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