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NASA image: Wildfires in Siberia

The snow is mostly gone in Siberia which means that the time is ripe for wildfires. This region is mostly dry when the snows are gone and lightning or a carelessly thrown cigarette can easily start a wildfire. This natural-color ...

dateMay 29, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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NASA image: Fire in Cape Cod

According to the Cape Cod Times of April 30, 2013: "The Massachusetts Army National Guard's Natural Resource Program is conducting a prescribed burn at the Upper Cape base.

dateMay 01, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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NASA image: Fires in eastern Russia

Even as the snow begins to retreat in the eastern part of Russia, fires are being set to clear the land for planting. This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Aqua satellite was captured on ...

dateApr 30, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Image: Fires in Central America

On April 11, 2013, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Mexico and Central America, and acquired this true-color image of dozens of fires burning across the region.

dateApr 12, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Image: Fires in Southeastern United States

Many plumes of smoke from fires burning across the southeastern United States of America can be seen here. The fires are affecting several states including Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, and Florida.

dateApr 11, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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