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Forest fires


Fresh forest fires in Uttarakhand destroy 180 hectares of green cover

May 18, 2016 2:41 pm

Forest fires this season, which began in February have so far destroyed nearly 4048 hectares of land in Uttarakhand in 1857 incidents.

Uttarakhand forest fire: Mi-17 choppers to spray water over burning forests

April 30, 2016 10:08 pm

Two IAF choppers have been sent to Nainital and Pauri districts, among the worst hit, to spray water over the burning jungles, Raj Bhawan officials here said.

Thick haze from forest fires engulfs Malaysia, Singapore; schools shut

September 15, 2015 5:23 pm

Indonesia which is blamed every year has sent hundreds of military personnel to try to put them out. It has declared a state of emergency in Riau province, where the haze has been building for several weeks and pollution levels reached hazardous levels.

Fires destroy 20,000 acre of forest land in Himachal in three weeks

June 25, 2012 2:19 am

Forest fires in Himachal Pradesh have destroyed more than 20,000 acres of forest land and caused a loss of more than Rs 2.6 cr of green property in three weeks.

Forest fires give a boost to nitrogen cycle

August 10, 2010 2:48 pm

During forest fire,nitrate levels go up and the effects persist,according to recent research from University of Montana scientists.

Firefighters battle new forest fires in Russia,30 killed

August 02, 2010 10:25 am

New forest fires raging across Central Russia that threatened over 200 villages and towns.

Increased forest fires may damage human lungs

August 10, 2009 1:17 pm

A new study has found that as the climate gets warmer and dryer,forest fires will come as much as three times more common in parts of the American West.