wildfires Tag

The sky shines an eerie orange over Canada and North America, as Canada officially records its worst wildfire season to date. Teams from across the world united and raced to Ontario to tackle ravenous blazes stretching across the dry land of Canada, a nation which previously...

More than 300 firefighters from the United States and South Africa are heading to Canada in the coming days as the country battles an unprecedented wildfire season. Federal officials say at least 100 U.S. firefighters will be arriving in Nova Scotia over the weekend to help...

Throughout 2023, climate change will result in more wildfires, according to data gathered over the previous five years. But trends suggest that the worst is yet to come. Earth's global average surface temperature has risen in the past twenty years at a worrying rate, all as...

Deadly forest fires in northern Algeria in Africa have killed 26 people and left dozens more injured. Kamel Beldjoud, the country's interior minister, said 24 died in El Tarf, near the border with Tunisia, as well as a mother and daughter in Setif. The fires are...

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...

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...

Pierce Manufacturing has completed the purchase of an ownership interest in Boise Mobile Equipment (BME). The move will ensure greater collaboration in the wildland fire market between Pierce – an Oshkosh Corporation company – and BME – a fire apparatus manufacturer with over 30 years’...

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...

Environmental IoT startup Dryad Networks has joined the fight against climate change with the launch of Silvanet, its large-scale IoT network for the ultra-early detection of wildfires and, in a forest near Berlin, successfully conducted the first live demonstration. Dryad is now working on ten...

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