Wildfire blamed on terrorism roars through Israeli city

Nov 25, 2016

Wildfire blamed on terrorism roars through Israeli city

A wildfire roared through parts of Israel’s third-largest city on Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes as the country’s leaders raised the possibility that Arab assailants had intentionally set the blaze. Spreading quickly due to dry, windy weather, the ...

Sep 22, 2016

Brazilian forest fires threaten uncontacted tribes

Forest fires raging in northeast Brazil are forcing indigenous people out of their traditional territories and threatening uncontacted tribes, an indigenous leader said on Wednesday. Fire season in the Amazon and surrounding savanna normally lasts from July to November, but burning has become more ...

82,000 evacuated over Southern California wildfire

Aug 17, 2016

82,000 evacuated over Southern California wildfire

Authorities in Southern California ordered the evacuation of 82,000 people on Tuesday after a wildfire broke out in a mountain pass and rapidly engulfed 15,000 acres (6,000 hectares) of terrain. Officials said about 700 firefighters were battling to control the blaze in an area ...

Aug 10, 2016

Eleven premature babies die in fire at Baghdad hospital

At least 11 prematurely born babies were killed in a fire that broke out in the early hours of Wednesday on a maternity ward in a Baghdad hospital, the health ministry said. It said an electrical fault probably caused the fire. Seven other babies ...

Russian wildfires put key climate change resource at risk

Jul 22, 2016

Russian wildfires put key climate change resource at risk

Russia’s practice of leaving massive wildfires to burn out of control in sprawling stretches of Siberia puts at risk a key global resource for absorbing climate-warming emissions: its trees. The blazes are consuming millions of hectares of pristine Boreal forests in Russia, which are ...