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2017 'costliest' year in US: Report

2017 'costliest' year in US: Report

The US had 16 weather and climate disasters in 2017 each with losses exceeding $1 billion.

Jan 09, 2018, 09:06 AM IST
Justin Bieber selling painting to raise funds for charity

Justin Bieber selling painting to raise funds for charity

The 23-year old singer shared a photo of his painting, which sees the cross rising in an overcast sky, on Instagram saying that he is selling his painting to raise money.

Dec 31, 2017, 11:21 AM IST

Death toll rises to 42 in California wildfires

The death toll from more than a dozen major wildfires still burning across Northern California`s celebrated wine country rose to 42 on Wednesday, after search and rescue teams picking through burned out neighbourhoods found another victim.

Oct 19, 2017, 06:08 AM IST

US suffers third worst wildfire year in decade

There were a total of 38 large wildfires burning in the country, including seven in California and 18 in Montana.

Jul 25, 2017, 09:50 AM IST
'Smoke from wildfires may be worse for climate than thought'

'Smoke from wildfires may be worse for climate than thought'

The team found that brown carbon appears much more likely than black carbon to travel through the air to the higher levels of the atmosphere where it can have a greater impact on climate.

Jun 13, 2017, 18:56 PM IST
Uttarakhand forest fire under control, no death so far: Rajnath Singh

Uttarakhand forest fire under control, no death so far: Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh denied reports of deaths due to forest fires in Uttarakhand.

May 02, 2016, 14:20 PM IST
Uttarakhand forest fire spreads, timber mafia's involvement suspected

Uttarakhand forest fire spreads, timber mafia's involvement suspected

The Union Home Ministry has sent a four-member expert team to Uttarakhand to look into the forest fires in the state.

May 02, 2016, 09:06 AM IST

Colombia declares red alert due to excessive heat

Colombia has declared a red alert in 20 provinces after high temperatures caused wildfires in different regions, the media reported on Monday.

Dec 28, 2015, 20:06 PM IST

Wildfires threaten California`s treasured Sequoias

Wildfires sweeping across California are threatening the US state`s famed Sequoia trees, with firefighters scrambling to protect the national treasures.

Sep 16, 2015, 02:24 AM IST

Severe wildfires threatening world's temperate forests

More extensive and severe wildfires and a myriad other threats, including diseases and longer, more severe and hotter droughts are threatening to transform some of the world's temperate forests, a study says.

Aug 29, 2015, 14:49 PM IST

Wildfires force new evacuation orders in Washington state

Emergency officials extended evacuation orders on Friday to additional towns threatened by a deadly array of wildfires in north-central Washington state as dozens of blazes swirled across the drought-parched Pacific Northwest and surrounding regions. 

Aug 22, 2015, 04:52 AM IST

US military deploys troops to help in California wildfires

 The US Army is sending hundreds of troops to help tackle wildfires raging across parched California, authorities said Tuesday, while also warning of the growing risk posed by drone pilots flying over affected areas.

Aug 19, 2015, 06:34 AM IST

Hundreds of firefighters battle wildfires in Portugal

Some 500 firefighters as well as eight planes and six helicopters were deployed in Portugal Sunday to battle four forest fires raging in the north of the country, authorities said.

Aug 10, 2015, 02:27 AM IST

Weather provides some help to California firefighers

Crews battling two dozen wildfires in drought-stricken California on Wednesday have made progress in some areas thanks to lower temperatures and higher humidity, officials said.

Aug 05, 2015, 21:32 PM IST

Firefighter dies as thousands battle California wildfires

 A firefighter died while battling one of the 18 large wildfires raging in California, its governor said Friday, declaring a state of emergency.

Aug 01, 2015, 12:24 PM IST

Dozens evacuated after wildfires blaze in Croatia

 At least 50 people were evacuated due to wildfires that have been raging for days in Croatia`s southern Adriatic coastal area.

Jul 23, 2015, 00:46 AM IST

Greece beats back wildfires as one body found

 Firefighters in Greece on Saturday succeeded in bringing two large wildfires in Athens and the Peloponnese under control, but an off-duty police officer is believed to have died in the flames.

Jul 19, 2015, 04:40 AM IST

Air pollution from wildfires may harm the heart

Air pollution from wildfires may increase risk of cardiac arrests, and other sudden acute heart problems, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found.

Jul 17, 2015, 21:54 PM IST
Firefighters battle major blazes as US West faces more heat

Firefighters battle major blazes as US West faces more heat

 Firefighters in Alaska, Oregon and drought-hit California on Monday fought several massive wildfires that have blackened swathes of overheated U.S. West Coast states, as crews braced for warmer temperatures later this week, officials said.

Jun 23, 2015, 09:32 AM IST

Huge Siberia wildfires kill 17

Seventeen people died and more than 460 sought medical treatment after wildfires blamed on adults who had "played with matches" swept through Siberia, authorities said on Monday.

Apr 13, 2015, 18:42 PM IST