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NASA image: Fires plague Portugal

Portugal has been experiencing the worst drought in years. Drought and the dry conditions that follow lead to wildfires set by just a spark or a lightning strike. Portugal's north has been plagued with wildfires ...

dateAug 29, 2013 in Environment
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Predicting when lightning will strike

When something is unlikely to happen, people often say that there is a greater chance of being struck by lightning. The fact is however that lightning does strike, and is one of the leading weather-related ...

dateAug 22, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Fires in Idaho

Forest fires continue to plague the hot, dry western part of the United States this summer. In Idaho, several fires were spotted by NASA's Aqua satellite on July 20, 2013. Actively burning areas, detected ...

dateJul 22, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Fires in Eastern Russian and Siberia

Forest fires are burning north and east of Russia's Irkutsk Oblast. The Irkutsk Oblast is located in southeastern Siberia in the basins of Angara, Lena, and Nizhnyaya Tunguska Rivers.

dateJul 22, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Smoke from Canada Observed in Europe

This summer, Canada is experiencing unusually extensive wildfires. This week alone, 341 new forest fires have consumed a total area of 616,000 hectares. The smoke clouds produced by the fires in Canada have ...

dateJul 12, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Quebec fires continue raging

Fires around James Bay continue raging in Canada due to the driest summer the region has seen in 40 years as seen in this Aqua satellite photo from July 09, 2013. These fires have been raging for several ...

dateJul 10, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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