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Monday, September 25th, 2017

Forest Fire Pollution Wreaks Havoc on Wildlife

Forest fires in Southeast Asia during the El Niño droughts of 2015 caused considerable disruption to the biodiversity of the region due to the smoke-induced haze they created, according to new research published in the Environmental Research Letters journal and led by Benjamin Lee at the University of Kent and the National Parks Board in

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Understanding Forest Fire History Can Help Keep Forests Healthy

COLUMBIA, Mo. – For nearly a century, forest fires have been viewed by scientists and the public as dangerous and environmentally damaging disasters. However, recent research has shown that forest fires are vital to maintaining healthy forests. While people in the western portions of the U.S. experience forest fires often and know of their value,

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Satellite Imagery, The New Weapon to Fight Forest Fires

As a senior expert at the newly-established Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Agency (BP REDD+), Erwinsyah is responsible for monitoring hot spots in the country’s forests and sending alerts to relevant agencies and local officials about possible land and forest fires. Thanks to the introduction of Global Forest Watch-Fires (GFW-Fires), an online platform

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Astrium Services Highlights Colorado Forest Fires

This image, captured by the Pléiades 1A satellite, shows the area of Colorado affected by forest fires, enhanced with additional information by Astrium Services’ geo-experts. The images from the Earth observation satellites operated by Astrium Services (Pléiades, SPOT, etc) are often used to support homeland security and emergency services personnel following a disaster.

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Interactive Map: Major Forest Fires Across Canada

Summer’s scorching heat has arrived in Canada, ushering in a new season of forest fires across the country.  After one of the driest winters Canada has encountered from coast to coast, heat hasn’t helped parts of northern Ontario, southeastern Manitoba and Northern Alberta where regions have already been ravaged by forest fires. David Phillips, a