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‘We are struggling’: US mountain states battle wildfires despite impending winter

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Wildfires spread by strong winds tore across Wyoming, Montana and Colorado, rocking the mountain states even as they prepare for winter. With temperatures forecast at just above freezing this week in Colorado, a fire...

Canada: floods prompt evacuations in region hit by summer wildfires

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Communities in western Canada who were forced to flee their homes this summer by wildfires and extreme heat are once again under evacuation orders after overwhelming floods across the region. Helicopters were dispatch...

Wildfires, deforestation and global heating turn 10 Unesco forests into carbon sources

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Forests in at least 10 Unesco world heritage sites have become net sources of carbon since the turn of the millennium due to wildfires, deforestation and global heating, says a new report. Protected areas such as Yose...

California: strong winds increase danger of fresh wildfires around the state

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Blustery winds surged through California, raising fears of fresh wildfires as red flag warnings of dangerous fire conditions continues in mountains, valleys, canyons and deserts. At least a half-dozen fires erupted ar...

‘It’s like a war’: Greece battles increase in summer wildfires

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The hills in the wealthy Athens suburb of Varympompi are lined with rows of burnt trees after fires ripped through the area last August. Some pines still showed flickering signs of life, the pale brown upper branches ...

‘Smoke cows’: Could more US wildfires mean less milk from Oregon’s huge dairy herd?

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Juliana Ranches drove to work in eastern Oregon in early September through wildfire smoke so thick that, for a moment, she thought it was just a grey, foggy day and it would soon start to rain. Ranches is a livestock ...

California wildfires: weather conditions worsen threat to giant sequoia trees

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Hot and dry weather on Sunday added to the challenges facing California firefighters battling to keep flames from driving further into a grove of ancient sequoias, where the base of the world’s tallest tree has been w...

California wildfires close Sequoia national park and prompt evacuations

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A complex of lightning-sparked wildfires burning in California’s Sierra Nevada has exploded in size, prompting evacuations and the shutdown of Sequoia national park, where the fire is burning close to the park’s names...

‘It’s a reality’: Biden calls for urgency in California as climate crisis fuels wildfires

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Joe Biden travelled to California on Monday to survey wildfire damage as the state battles a devastating fire season that is on track to outpace that of 2020, the state’s worst fire season on record. The president is ...

Spanish wildfires drive thousands from homes close to Costa del Sol

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People have fled their homes in six more Andalucían towns and villages as Spain sent in a military unit to help tackle wildfires raging close to a Costa del Sol resort. A blaze fanned by strong winds has driven out al...

Burnout in the US battle against wildfires

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More than 40,000 wildfires have burned in the US so far this year – and the firefighters who battle them have been pushed to their limit. Llew, who did the job for 20 years, explains the impact it had on his life ...

‘Our future might not look the same’: wildfires threaten way of life in California’s mountain towns

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Megan Brown’s family has stewarded several ranches in and along California’s northern Sierra Nevada for six generations. But in the last four years, the Browns have faced unprecedented challenges. Four different wildf...

‘My animals burned alive’: the man putting his life back together after Greece’s wildfires – video

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Shepherd Giannis Tsiboukas, 36, confronts  the ‘total destruction’ caused after a wildfire ravaged his land on the island of Evia in Greece. Tsiboukas lost more than 40 animals to the fire that destroyed more than 50,...

The crew searching for clues in the wreckage of California wildfires

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The floor of what was once the Greenville library is littered with heaps of charred pages, scattered between a few remaining walls, shelves and filing cabinets. In the downtown park, blackened benches sit empty undern...

‘All that’s left are ashes’: Italian communities count cost of wildfires

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As with most farmers living in the remote towns of the Aspromonte mountain range in Calabria, southern Italy, Nicola Fortugno’s land was his life. The 79-year-old refused to be evacuated when flames engulfed Piraino, ...

Firefighters battling wildfires to save homes on Greek island of Evia

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In scenes more resonant of war, trained firefighters backed by a ragtag army of local people waged a “superhuman” battle overnight to extinguish wind-whipped blazes raging for an eighth day on the Greek island of Evia...

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