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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 is drifting eastward ...

dateJul 23, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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NASA image: Fires in Indonesia, July 2014

Terra and Aqua satellites detected 154 hotspots in areas across Riau province on Sunday, July 20, indicating forest and land fires had increased again following a decline in rainfall. The number of detected hotspots in Sunday's ...

dateJul 21, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Wildfires dot central Russia's landscape

This natural-color satellite image was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite on July 10, 2014. Each hot spot, which appears as a red mark, is an area where the thermal ...

dateJul 10, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Smoke in tower forces halt to all Chicago flights

Smoke inside a regional radar facility has forced a halt Tuesday to all incoming and outgoing flights at both of Chicago's airports, shutting down one of the nation's most important aviation crossroads.

dateMay 13, 2014 in Other
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Health concerns swirl around electronic cigarettes

With sales of electronic cigarettes, or "e-cigarettes," on the rise and expected to hit $1.5 billion this year, concerns over potential health risks of using the trendy devices are also gaining momentum and political clout. ...

dateMar 26, 2014 in Other
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