wildfire Tag

FireOut, a firefighting system designed by five engineering students from Heriot-Watt University to control wildfires in regions suffering from recurring outbreaks, has won the 2022 National James Dyson Award. The students – Tasneem Nawar, Deenah Sabaahat, Eman Rashid, Zahid Rehman and Zahrah Tungekar – spotlighted areas...

The recent heatwave has caused blazes that have torched thousands of hectares of forest across Europe, and has made 2022 a record year for wildfire activity in southwestern Europe. The EU satellite's monitoring service noted the wildfires across countries such as France, Spain and Portugal. Additionally, the...

The wildfire that has engulfed parts of USA's New Mexico is continuing to grow. The fire, which is the largest in the US, has been spreading spreading towards mountain resort towns in northern New Mexico, prompting officials to issue another set of warnings for more people...

New Mexico has been devastated by wildfires that have taken out over 121,000 acres of land. The fires have forced many residents to evacuate their homes as fire officials continue to battle the flames. The blaze, dubbed the Calf Canyon fire, is burning in the foothills of...

The UN has warned the world to brace itself for more extreme wildfires in 2022 and over the next decade. The organisation cited global warming as one of the main causes, whilst warning that governments are ill-prepared for the death and destruction such extreme fires leave...

Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) Wildfire Safety Operations Center is currently testing out artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities in its network of high def cameras across Northern and Central California. Working in collaboration with ALERTWildfire and Alchera, the company is looking at how AI...

Google has rolled out its wildfire layer to Maps globally, building on its wildfire boundary map that was rolled out US-wide last year. The new mapping feature is designed to keep communities safe and educated and to help them make quick, informed decisions during times of...

Firefighters in the US are optimistic that the use of fire-proof blankets will save General Sherman – a 75-metre tall giant sequoia in California - along with other trees and buildings in Sequoia National Park’s Giant Forest. Wildfires are spreading through California’s Sierra Nevada and threatening...

Ali Mahmoudi, the director general of Forests in Algeria, said he believed that many of the country’s 37 wildfires in February were caused by “arson and criminal acts of vandalism”. On the state’s radio he stated: "The high temperature during 5, 6 and 11 February coincided...

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