While the furore rages over the devastating Amazon fires, something queer also grabbed headlines a few days ago. In fact Trump would have been right, for once, on his fake news tirade, should he have tweeted on the dramatic images that flooded social media, as being untrue. From Leo DiCaprio to Cristiano Ronaldo to Indian actors Anushka Sharma and Alia Bhatt to Emmanuel Macro, all had got their photos on the fires, wrong (“DiCaprio questions lack of media interest in Amazon rainforest fire”, Aug. 22, Gulf Today).
Just when the burning of the Amazon forests drifted from our headlines, we learned that almost 4,000 new forest fires were started in Brazil in the two days after the government
More than half a million Russians have demanded the authorities do more to tackle vast wildfires in Siberia that environmentalists have dubbed an ecological catastrophe, but which officials have said would be “pointless” to put out.
A wildfire in the popular tourist island of Gran Canaria has been stabilised but continues to burn, Spain’s acting prime minister said on Thursday, promising that the thousands affected by the fire would get help in rebuilding.
The blaze, which began on Saturday near the town of Tejeda, is advancing on several fronts, propelled by a combination of high temperatures, strong winds and low humidity.
There are two reports that seem contradictory but they are essentially a cause and effect. One report is a about the loss of rainforests all over the world to logging and agriculture. The other is that the summers in India are getting hotter by the year
The US president, once mocked for asserting that California's devastating wildfires may be caused by a lack of "raking" the forest floors, on Monday waded again into the debate over the wildfires ravaging swathes of the western US.
A Northern California wildfire that destroyed a foothill hamlet has become the state's deadliest blaze of the year with 10 people confirmed dead - and the toll could climb as searchers look for 16 missing people.
Jaguars used to be found from the south-west of the United States down to northern Argentina, but today their range has shrunk.
The fire, dubbed the Apple Fire by local firefighters — who routinely give blazes identifying names — was reported Friday in Cherry Valley, a community about 75 miles east of Los Angeles and had destroyed at least one family home as of Saturday evening.