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Fires near Lake Baikal, Russia

The area of forest fires in Russia's Siberian Federal District has grown over three times over the last 24 hours to 108,300 hectares (267,615 acres) for a total of 146 fires. More than half of forest fires on the area of ...

dateAug 10, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Terra captures Alaskan wildfires

The 2015 Alaska fire season reached another milestone Friday by surpassing the 5-million-mark in the number of acres burned so far this season. According to the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center's daily situation report ...

dateAug 10, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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The year the sun turned blue

Something strange started happening in cities and towns in Ontario and across the northeastern United States in the summer of 1950. In the middle of the day, it started to get dark—so dark, in fact, that cities like Toronto ...

dateJul 28, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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