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Drought turns Amazonian capital into climate dystopia

  2023-10-18 in The Guardian

Forest fires leave Manaus with second worst air quality in the world, while low river levels cut off communities

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Forest Fires | Rivers | El Niño | South America | Brazil | Wildfires | Trees

‘Adapt or die’: Hellscape coming for Australia

  2023-09-05 (or before) in — Australia’s leading news site

We can’t avoid natural disasters. And they’re happening more often and with greater intensity. Now Australia is being warned it can only keep its people safe by preparing for the worst – and not just patching things up afterwards.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Nuclear Power | Climate Change | Extreme Weather | Forest Fires | Sea Level | Health | Trees

The Latest Data Confirms: Forest Fires Are Getting Worse

  2023-08-01 (or before) in World Resources Institute

New data reveals that forest fires are becoming more widespread, burning nearly twice as much tree cover today as they did 20 years ago.

  Tagged under: Forest Fires | Trees

Anthropogenic climate change impacts exacerbate summer forest fires in California | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2023-07-09 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Record-breaking summer forest fires have become a regular occurrence in California. Observations indicate a fivefold increase in summer burned area...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Forest Fires | California | Climate Change Impacts | Trees

New Trees Are No Substitute for Old Trees

  2023-06-14 (or before) in Politico

The fires in Canada underscore the need to let our current mature forest grow old.

  Tagged under: Forest Fires | Trees

How The Media Stopped Us Caring About the Planet | George Monbiot

  2023-03-17 (or before) in YouTube

“They allowed this entire shitfest to happen"Join the Future of Journalism ► DDN ►

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Forest Fires | Wildlife | Trees

Massive Australia wildfires increased Antarctic ozone hole: Study

  2023-03-12 (or before) in - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Smoke from monster wildfires in Australia caused a chemical reaction that widened the ozone hole 10 percent, researchers said Wednesday, raising fears that increasing forest fires could delay the recovery of Earth's atmospheric protection against deadly UV radiation.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Antarctic | Forest Fires | Trees

Chile battles deadliest wildfires on record as heatwave grips | Reuters

  2023-02-06 in Reuters

Chilean firefighters were battling to hold back forest fires on Monday as authorities said hot and dry weather would continue this week, potentially exacerbating what are already the deadliest blazes in the country's recent history.

  Tagged under: Chile | Forest Fires | Wildfires | Trees

Subarctic boreal forest, vital for the planet, is at risk

  2022-11-14 in The Hindu

The boreal forest is second only to the Amazon in terms of its vital role in ensuring the future of the planet.

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Arctic | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Forest Fires | Trees

Wildlife abandons 'Europe's Amazon' nature reserve - BBC News

  2022-10-09 (or before) in The BBC

Forest fires ignited by Russian shelling have devastated Ukraine's Drevlyansky reserve.

  Tagged under: Shell | Amazon Rainforest | Forest Fires | Wildlife | Russia | Trees

New research reveals that wildfires can influence El Niño

  2022-08-14 (or before) in - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Wildfire is a phenomenon that has affected pretty much every vegetated environment on Earth for millions of years. However, during the past few decades, the planet has been experiencing extraordinary wildfire activity, with widespread devastation in diverse places such as the Mediterranean, North and South America, Southeast Asia, Australia and even Siberia. The current year has already shown troubling signs of massive fires—for example, Europe's total burnt area for the 2022 fire season is four times greater than the 2006–2021 average, according to the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS).

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Forest Fires | El Niño | Trees

Overwintering fires in boreal forests - Nature

  2022-07-05 (or before) in Nature

Large forest fires in Alaska and the Northwest Territories can ‘overwinter’ and then reignite in the following fire season, contributing up to one-third of the burned area in individual years.

  Tagged under: Forest Fires | Alaska | Trees

In 3 days, over 7,800 forest fire hotspots spotted in India | Pune News - Times of India

  2022-05-01 (or before) in Times of India

Blistering and unprecedented day temperatures in several parts of India could be sparking off forest fires in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Madh

  Tagged under: India | Forest Fires | Trees

From land mines to lifelines, Lebanon’s Shouf is a rare restoration success story

  2022-03-23 in Mongabay

SHOUF BIOSPHERE RESERVE, Lebanon — Late afternoon light falls across Talal Riman’s weathered face as he stands under the ancient cedars he’s tended for almost three decades in Lebanon’s Shouf Biosphere Reserve (SBR). Riman used to defend these trees against would-be loggers and human-caused forest fires with a pump-action shotgun. Now, the SBR team protects […]

  Tagged under: Forest Fires | Trees

Insect decline in the Anthropocene: Death by a thousand cuts

  2021-12-14 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Nature is under siege. In the last 10,000 y the human population has grown from 1 million to 7.8 billion. Much of Earth’s arable lands are already in agriculture (1), millions of acres of tropical forest are cleared each year (2, 3), atmospheric CO2 levels are at their highest concentrations in more than 3 million y (4), and climates are erratically and steadily changing from pole to pole, triggering unprecedented droughts, fires, and floods across continents. Indeed, most biologists agree that the world has entered its sixth mass extinction event, the first since the end of the Cretaceous Period 66 million y ago, when mor...

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Drought | Forest Fires | Insects | Trees

Multi-decadal increase of forest burned area in Australia is linked to climate change - Nature Communications

  2021-11-27 (or before) in Nature

The degree to which wildfire activity in Australia is affected by climate change is not well quantified. Here, the authors show that the frequency of forest fires and the area burned have increased significantly over recent decades, mainly due to an increase in dangerous fire weather conditions through warmer temperature and circulation changes.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Climate Change | Forest Fires | Trees

Climate change: How technology is helping cities tackle climate disasters - BBC News

  2021-10-24 (or before) in The BBC

Cities are under threat from floods, forest fires and other disasters - how is tech helping with emergency responses?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Forest Fires | Trees

‘Everything is on fire’: Siberia hit by unprecedented burning

  2021-07-20 in The Guardian

Locals fear for their health and property as smoke from raging forest fires shrouds an entire region of eastern Russia

  Tagged under: Forest Fires | Russia | Health | Trees

Thousands evacuated in Australia's worst floods in nearly half a century | Reuters

  2021-03-23 (or before) in Reuters

Australian authorities issued fresh flood warnings and evacuation orders on Tuesday as torrential rains again pummelled several parts of the country, sweeping away homes, roads and livestock in the worst downpour in more than half a century.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Forest Fires | Wildlife | Trees

Fiercer, more frequent fires may reduce carbon capture by forests

  2021-02-25 in The Guardian

Global study shows blazes diminish forest density and tree size, making woods likely to sequester less carbon

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Greenhouse Gases | Forest Fires | Trees

'Total destruction': why fires are tearing across South America

  2020-10-09 in The Guardian

Wildfires, mostly caused by land clearing for cattle grazing and soya production, have set four nations ablaze

  Tagged under: Argentina | Deforestation | Wildfires | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Forest Fires | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Trees

Pope urges politicians to take 'drastic measures' on climate change | Reuters

  2020-03-10 (or before) in Reuters

Pope Francis challenged governments on Sunday to take "drastic measures" to combat global warming and reduce the use of fossil fuels, saying the world was experiencing a climate emergency.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Climate Change | Africa | Forest Fires | Fossil Fuels | Pope Francis | Finance

Warren calls on big U.S. banks for steps on climate risk | Reuters

  2020-01-22 (or before) in Reuters

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a contender for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, is asking the biggest U.S. banks for details on their assessments of and preparations for risks related to global warming.

  Tagged under: USA | Wildfires | Forest Fires | US Politics | Trees

Brazil’s president claims DiCaprio paid for Amazon fires

  2019-11-29 in The Guardian

Jair Bolsonaro falsely accuses actor of funding deliberate destruction of rainforest

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Bolsonaro | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Forest Fires | Trees

Amazon fires 'extraordinarily concerning', warns UN biodiversity chief

  2019-08-30 in The Guardian

Biodiversity chief calls for countries to unite to halt rapid degradation of nature

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Forest Fires | Trees

Trump Moves to Open 16.7 Million Acre Alaskan Rainforest to Corporate Exploitation - EcoWatch

  2019-08-28 in EcoWatch - For a Healthier Planet and Life

Trump has reportedly ordered the U.S. Department of Agriculture to open Alaska's 16.7 million-acre Tongass National Forest — the planet's largest intact temperate rainforest — to logging and other corporate development projects, a move that comes as thousands of fires are ripping through the Amazon rainforest and putting the "lungs of the world"

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Wildfires | Rainforests | Forest Fires | Alaska | Trees

NASA Studies How Arctic Wildfires Change the World – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

  2019-08-17 (or before) by in Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

NASA is studying why boreal forest and tundra fires have become more frequent and powerful and what that means for climate forecasting, ecosystems and human health.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Wildfires | Science | Arctic | Climate Change | Forest Fires | Health | Trees

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