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Family rescued after five days in Siberian woods


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A family of three was rescued from a forest in Russia's Siberian region of Tomsk, currently plagued by wildfires, after they laid out the word ... 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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Forest fire in western Mexico burns over 8,000 acres


April 24th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by BNO News
GUADALAJARA, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Fast-moving wildfires in Mexico's western state of Jalisco have burned over 8,000 acres (3,237 hectares) in less than three days, officials said on early Tuesday. There have ... 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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Firefighters try to contain Arizona wildfire


June 7th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Arizona, June 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Firefighters are in a race against time to contain one of the state’s worse fire disasters in history. The fire is threatening to spill over into neighboring ... Read more...

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Lava from Hawaiian volcano sparks wildfire


March 16th, 2011 - 1:42 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Honolulu, Mar 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lava flowing from a Hawaiian volcano has managed to start a wildfire in the Volcanoes National Park. The National Park is not new to lava-ignited fires as ... 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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Colorado Wildfire Still Threatening, 8 People Missing


September 9th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Sep 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Colorado wildfire is hogging the attention of the media now and as per the latest updates eight people are missing. These people did not ... Read more...

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Putin dismisses rumours about his running the country


August 31st, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has dismissed rumours about him still running Russia as "complete nonsense". "It is a complete nonsense that I am still running the country," ... Read more...

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Russian President Medvedev offers condolences to Chinese President Hu


August 17th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday expressed his condolences following the deadly floods and landslides in China during a telephone conversation with Chinese President Hu Jintao, the Kremlin ... 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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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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Obama lends assistance to combat wildfires in Russia


August 14th, 2010 - 2:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (DPA) US President Barack Obama offered condolences and lent assistance to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev as a wave of wildfires have swept across the former Soviet Republic, the ... 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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Radioactive risk warning as Russian fires out of control


August 10th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 10 (DPA) Firefighters in Russia had yet to make headway against the worst wildfires in the country's history Tuesday despite international help, with more than 550 fires still burning, the ... Read more...

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Heat forces nearly one-third Russians to behave inappropriately


August 5th, 2010 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About 30 percent people in Russia have begun panicky behaviour during the heat wave and fires across the country, a leading psychiatrist said Wednesday. About 30 percent believe ... Read more...

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Russia not releasing documents from plane crash: Poland


August 3rd, 2010 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Aug 2 (DPA) Polish investigators cannot complete their probe of the crash that claimed the life of president Lech Kaczynski because prosecutors have not yet received crucial documents from their Russian ... 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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Wildfire Near Tehachapi Burns More Than 30 Homes


July 28th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Tehachapi, California, July 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A massive wildlife fire broke out at a distance of 10 miles in the southeast direction of the town of Tehachapi which completely devastated ... Read more...

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Annual Taurid meteors shower may have led to ice age mammals’ extinction


April 8th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): Thousands of Tunguska-sized cometary fragments struck the earth for over an hour 13,000 years ago, leading to a dramatic cooling of the planet and extinction of ice age ... Read more...

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Unmanned aircraft may reveal detailed information about remote areas


January 3rd, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 3 (ANI): The US Geological Survey (USGS) has announced that it is establishing a new program for earth observation using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), which would be able to provide ... Read more...

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Wild chimps in Senegal have near human understanding of fire


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 23 (ANI): A new study has found that savanna chimpanzees in Senegal have a near human understanding of wildfires and change their behavior in anticipation of the fire's movement.Iowa State ... Read more...

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Dino-killing asteroid impact broiled Earth, not burnt it to a crisp


December 8th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 8 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the asteroid impact that ended the age of dinosaurs 65 million years ago didn't incinerate life on our planet's surface, but just ... Read more...

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Queensland declares emergency following wildfire scare


October 19th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane (Australia), Oct. 19 (ANI): The Australian state of Queensland has declared a state of emergency after at least 40 wildfires destroyed several properties and forced residents of the area to flee.According ... Read more...

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How life survives in a post-apocalypse blackout


August 26th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 26 (ANI): A team of scientists has examined how life can survive in a post-apocalypse blackout.Natural catastrophes such as asteroid impacts, massive volcanic eruptions or large-scale wildfires would have ... Read more...

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Athens Fire Burns On Persistently For The Third Day


August 23rd, 2009 - 11:03 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez On the third consecutive day, Greek firefighters continued to wage a ferocious battle with the massive wildfire that has broken out at the outskirts of the capital city of Athens ... Read more...

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US to suffer serious effects from climate change


June 17th, 2009 - 2:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (DPA) The US is already being struck by the effects of climate change and the threats will only grow if the world does not speed up its efforts to ... Read more...

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Yash Raj Films denies Shah Rukh Khan’s presence in ‘Dhoom 3′


May 29th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The grapevine has been abuzz with news that Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will play the villain in Yash Raj Films' (YRF) action-adventure series "Dhoom 3" ... Read more...

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Wildfires force Kirk Douglas to flee California home


May 18th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 18 (ANI): Legendary actor Kirk Douglas has revealed that he has had to flee his home in Montecito, California, as wildfires threatened to engulf it.Douglas, 92, was visiting his grandchildren ... Read more...

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Some plants may override the effects of climate change on wildfire occurrence


May 2nd, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A new study has shown that, in some cases, the types of plants growing in an area could override the effects of climate change on wildfire occurrence.The study ... Read more...

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Seasonal wildfires can double CO2 emissions above Asia


May 1st, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): A new study by NASA researchers has determined that seasonal wildfires can double the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) released from the Earth to the atmosphere above many ... Read more...

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Dozens of Homes Destroyed in Oklahoma Wildfire


April 10th, 2009 - 8:13 pm ICT by GD
On Thursday dozens of homes were grazed to the ground as the wind-whipped wildfire spread in central Oklahoma, according to Midwest City Fire Department spokesman Jerry Lojka. Nearly 36 people were reported ... Read more...

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This February was the Earth’s ninth warmest since 1880


March 16th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) The combined land and ocean surface average temperature for February was the ninth warmest since records began in 1880, according to an analysis by National Oceanic and Atmospheric ... Read more...

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Australian state braces for scorcher amid bushfire threat


February 26th, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 26 (DPA) Firefighters were gearing up as soaring temperatures and strong winds predicted for Friday increased the bushfire threat for communities in the Australian state of Victoria. Ten major bushfires were ... Read more...

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Lower increases in global temps could lead to greater impacts than previously thought


February 24th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A new study has determined that lower increases in global temperatures could lead to greater impacts than previously thought.The study was undertaken by scientists updating some of ... Read more...

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