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Syria executes 24 people charged with lighting wildfires that devastated the country last year

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Syria has executed 24 people who were convicted of terrorism charges for igniting last year's devastating wildfires that left 3 people dead and scorched thousands of acres of forests, the Syrian Ministry of Justice ...

Goats being used to prevent wildfires in California

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Some landowners are turning to an unusual technique to help prevent fires from growing. Goats have now joined the firefighting efforts by eating through the brush.  "The goats are a big help because they can do a lot...

Northern Hemisphere’s summer of wildfires let off record-breaking carbon emissions

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The amount of carbon emitted from severe wildfires that tore across many parts of the Northern Hemisphere this summer broke records, according to data from the European Union's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Servi...

California wildfires force firefighters to use aluminum blankets in effort to save sequoias

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The colossal General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park’s Giant Forest, some other sequoias, the Giant Forest Museum and other buildings were wrapped as protection against the possibility of intense flames, fire s...

California wildfires threaten giant sequoias

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Both fires were projected to advance in the direction of Giant Forest, home to more than 2,000 giant sequoias including the General Sherman Tree, the largest tree on Earth by volume. CALIFORNIA'S CLIMATE CRISIS: DROU...

Biden blames Idaho wildfires on global warming

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Biden made the comments at a Monday roundtable in Boise, Idaho, where he was briefed on the efforts against the wildfires by Republican Gov. Brad Little, as well as federal and state fire officials at the National In...

Over 1,000 lightning strikes occurred overnight in California, igniting new wildfires

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A wave of thunderstorms moved through California overnight, igniting the night sky as well as more wildfires across the state. "Approximately ~1100 cloud to ground strikes in the state since last evening," tweeted ...

Nevada bear hunt faces calls to be canceled due to wildfires

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Due to the recent wildfires in the state, the Nevada Department of Wildlife is being called upon to cancel the upcoming bear hunt. According to these groups, bears in the state of Nevada have been struggling to find ...

Hurricanes, wildfires, and drought: US finds itself battling climate disasters on several fronts

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Hurricanes, wildfires, floods, heat waves, and drought wreaking havoc on much of the United States paint a picture of a nation in peril. Region by region, the country faces compounding disasters. Against the backdr...

Climate change is sparking wildfires that are amplifying Covid

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A version of this story appeared in CNN's What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. Wildfire whack-a-mole is the new Western reality in the US. As fires were contained this month in O...

These 7 states are under air quality alerts as wildfires rage in the western US

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Seven western states are under air quality alerts due to raging wildfires, which have forced thousands to evacuate and destroyed hundreds of homes. The 92 large wildfires currently burning in the US have scorched mo...

Raging wildfires in California forced 42,000 to evacuate and drove Reno residents indoors due to historically bad air quality

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Health officials in Reno, Nevada, are warning residents to remain indoors as smoke from the Caldor Fire, burning east of Sacramento, California, has drifted across state lines and created historically bad air qualit...

9 national forests close in California as state grapples with drought-fueled wildfires

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Nine national forests in California are closed Monday as firefighters struggle to contain 11 large wildfires burning in the state. The US Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region issued an emergency forest service ...

Some COVID deaths are linked to Western wildfires, study shows

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Smoke from wildfires contains high levels of dangerous fine particulate matter or "PM 2.5," which is known to blunt the body's white blood cell function in the lungs. The impact compromises the body's immune response...

Russian plane fighting wildfires crashes in Turkey, killing all 8 crew members on board

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A Russian aircraft deployed to Turkey to fight wildfires crashed on Saturday, killing all eight people on board, officials said. The aircraft's five crew members were Russian and three Turkish nationals were also o...

Smoke and soot from wildfires may be causing more Covid-19 cases and deaths, study finds

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As the coronavirus surges again in the United States, scientists have found another disaster is playing a key role in the number of people who contract severe Covid-19 cases and how many die: wildfires. A new study ...

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