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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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Indonesia defends haze-fighting efforts

Indonesia's disaster chief on Thursday defended the country's efforts to fight forest fires that have blanketed Southeast Asia in choking haze, and said he believed rains would arrive within a month to finally douse the blazes.

dateOct 01, 2015 in Environment
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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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