Fire season in West expected to get more intense
(AP)—Despite widespread drought in the West, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.
Fires in the Northern Territories July 2014
Environment Canada has issued a high health risk warning for Yellowknife and surrounding area because of heavy smoke in the region due to forest fires. In the image taken by the Aqua satellite, the smoke ...
NASA images: Carlton Fire Complex, Washington—July 22, 2014
The Carlton Complex fires started on July 14, 2014, by lightning from a weather system that moved through the Methow Valley.
NASA image: Fires and Smoke in Canada's Northern Territories
Environment Canada has issued a high health risk warning for Yellowknife and surrounding area because of heavy smoke in the region due to forest fires. Currently 160 wildfires are burning across the region. ...
Fire is the second leading cause of accidents in wind turbines, after blade failure, according to new research (Update)
Wind farming is one of the leading industries in the renewable energy sector. However, the industry faces a number of challenges, such as opposition by wind farm lobbyists. Today's research suggests that incidents ...
Firefighters battle wild blazes in Spain
Spanish firefighters on Saturday battled forest blazes that have destroyed hundreds of hectares of parched land and forced scores of people from their homes, authorities said.
Dozens of fires plague Oregon
Fires are a way of life during the hot, dry summer days, but that does not mean they are ever taken for granted. Thousands of lightning strikes Sunday (7/13) and early Monday (7/14) probably started most ...
Mills Canyon fire, Washington
The Mills Canyon fire started near the City of Entiat on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Despite the efforts of local resources, the fire quickly grew to over 1,000 acres by evening. Three outbuildings were damaged. ...
GOES-West satellite sees smoke from Canadian fires over US
NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite or GOES-West satellite spotted smoke over the U.S. Mid-West from dozens of fires raging in Canada's Northwestern Territories.
Fire shuts down Stanford linear accelerator (Update)
The linear accelerator at Stanford University's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California is shut down and two research labs idled after a fire damaged electrical equipment that helps power the accelerator.
Indonesia fires spark Singapore, Malaysia haze warning
Indonesia's disaster agency warned Wednesday that neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia could be hit by more choking smog, after a huge jump in forest fires in a province at the centre of an air pollution crisis ...
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