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Climate change and wild weather

Speaking to media earlier in the year, John Pomeroy put forward that Western Canada was primed for extreme wildfire conditions. When flames raged across Fort McMurray, Alta. throughout the month of May, razing homes to the ...

dateJun 21, 2016 in Environment
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SE Asia haze 'could last until year-end'

The haze suffocating Southeast Asia could last for another month, Malaysia's environment minister warned Monday, while a forestry expert said it could even take until year-end to clear the air.

dateOct 19, 2015 in Environment
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Croatian island fires causing summer havoc

Firefighters in Croatia have been on high alert during this current fire season. Raging wildfires off the coast on the islands of Korcula and Brac as well as two major fires on the Peljesac Peninsula have wreaked havoc on ...

dateJul 24, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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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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