Forest fires in Colorado Springs got to the home

June 12, 2013. In the area of the Black Forest of Colorado raging forest fires — fire swept area of 3.2 hectares. Emergency Services announced the evacuation of local residents. Between 40 and 60 homes have been destroyed flames, reports The Denver Post.

Near the Colorado Springs because of the proximity of forest fires evacuated residents in an area of 10 hectares. It is more than 2 million homes. The cost of some houses is more than $ 1 million

The cause of fires in the region has become drought and strong winds. Rescuers fly around the disaster zone

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Forest fires in the Canadian province of Manitoba burned 19,000 hectares of land

Forest fires in the Canadian province of Manitoba burned 19,000 hectares of Natural Disasters

Drought in south-eastern Manitoba caused by the worst fires in the area of 200 square kilometers. Chairman of the City Council Piney says that this is not typical for the month of October, as at this time the rainy season begins. "Winter and Spring of 2011 was a very wet, and in June the endless heat. Now the sky is overcast, but it seems that in the next few days it will rain. "

Wind gusts on Friday 7 October reached 90 miles per hour, making

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Fires in Russia and China

Fires in Russia and China Natural Disasters

Dry windy weather caused a large fire danger in northern China. October 9, 2011 in Heilongjiang Province, local authorities announced the fire alarm. Russian representatives said that the large fires in the Far East under control.

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Science counts the number of carbon emitted during fires in the red center of Australia

Science counts the number of carbon emitted during fires in the Red Centre of Australia Scientists have shown

A huge amount of carbon released into the atmosphere from forest fires in central Australia. About 20% of pasture south Tennant Creek, Northern Territory state burned this year. Employees of the countries of the British Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research in Alice Springs believe that this is an example on the basis of the existing ecosystem takeoff followed by recession. Unusually wet years with a sharp increase in grass and bushes replaced fire season with a huge carbon footprint.

"Carbon will still

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Global map of fires in the period from 10 to 19 June

June 28, 2013. With the help of satellites «Terra and Aqua» made a map of fires raging in the forests and plains across our planet. At stake is a hit even a small ignition source, which emerged in the period from 10 to 19 June 2013.

The intensity of the fire is indicated by a color palette of red (lowest severity) to yellow (fires are very dangerous territory off long ago). When creating maps professionals have relied on satellite data on the thermal anomalies on the surface of the Earth.

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On the planet of a growing number of victims of fires

On the planet of a growing number of victims of fires Facts

According to the American Association for the Advancement of Science from 1997 to 2006 in the world by land fires killed about 339,000 people. In only one in North Africa (region of the Sahara Desert) and south-east Asia from the fire and smoke kills 157,000 every year and 110,000 people respectively.

In addition to the direct threat of fire scientists note also harmful health effects of smoke particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers. Thus, during the atmospheric phenomenon La Nina because of fire and smoke from malicious killed 262,000

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Australia collapsed to the unprecedented heat and fire: the maps had to introduce a new color

January 9, 2013. Abnormally high temperatures have forced the Australian forecasters update the scale of the climate on the map of the continent. In the weather bureau added two new colors to indicate the temperature is above 50 degrees, which already has a well-founded fear, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

If the earlier designation of the temperature limit of 40 degrees served orange color and its shades, this week it has been made orange high. On Monday, the thermometer rose to 40.33 degrees, breaking the record of 1972, when the temperature was 40.17 degrees. Tuesday, January 8, the

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In Nevada again raging forest fires

In Nevada again raging forest fires Natural Disasters

Governor of Reno, Nev., Michael Ernandes imposed emergency rule in connection with forest fires, which began January 20, 2012. He also said that the rapid scooping flame was destroyed 20 homes, and one person died. However, to determine the cause of death will have to open. Governor not taken a final judgment on damages caused by fires.

More than 250 firefighters and rescue workers worked to hold the flame. For security reasons, more than 10 thousand people have been forced from their homes. By the evening of 20 January, more than two

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In the melting of the Arctic polar ice blame fires

In the melting of the Arctic polar ice blame fires Scientists prove

With the help of satellites, scientists have traced the movement of smoke and soot produced during the polar tundra fires in the northern hemisphere and have concluded that accumulated on the ice cover of the soot particles are greatly contributed to accelerated melting of the Greenland ice last summer.

Certainly, intervened to discuss events and clear weather over Greenland, and warm coastal ocean waters. But the appearance of soot factor also played a role. We all know how dark soot from dirty snow and ice are

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In Texas, the drought has destroyed 10% of the forest

In Texas, the drought has destroyed 10% of the forest area Weather and Climate

Over recent years, Texas has experienced a particularly dry summers, accompanied by large fires, in particular, this applies to 2011. According to the Texas Forest Stewardship recent fires have destroyed about 10% of the state forest, or about a billion trees. Considered the largest fires in Bastrop east of Austin, resulting in burned 1.5 million trees and 1,500 houses destroyed.

In winter, it is difficult to assess which trees were killed, and which are at rest after the extraordinary summer heat. Therefore, experts await spring of

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