NASA's Aqua satellite shows two views of the Apple Fire

NASA's Aqua satellite took images of the Apple Fire as it continued to spread north across the head of the Mill Creek Canyon, and east into the San Gorgonio Wilderness near San Bernardino, Calif. on Aug. 03, 2020. The fire ...

Brazilian Amazon deforestation hits new Jan-Apr high

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon hit a new high in the first four months of the year, according to data released Friday, a worrying trend after the devastation caused by record fires last year.

Indonesians choked by forest fire haze pray for rain

Hundreds of people held a mass prayer for rain in a smoke-filled Indonesian city on Friday, desperately hoping that downpours will extinguish forest fires and wash away the toxic haze covering wide swathes of the country.

Satellite data record shows climate change's impact on fires

"Hot and dry" are the watchwords for large fires. In just seconds, a spark in hot and dry conditions can set off an inferno consuming thick, dried-out vegetation and almost everything else in its path. While every fire needs ...

Brazil's Amazon basin fires keep surging

The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon basin is still on the rise, even though the government has banned burning, officials said Saturday.

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