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An oil spill along Moscow's Moskva River caught fire Wednesday, sending flames and a towering plume of black smoke into the air. The fire allegedly started when a patch of grass along the river caught fire and then, in turn, ignited the oil slick.
The incident occurred where the Ring Oil Products …Moscow
The 2015 fire season is poised to become among the worst in American history. More than 6 million acres have burned nationwide, most of that in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, and the season has just come into its prime in drought-plagued California, where more than 50 blazes have prompted the …Firefighting
The Catalonia region of Spain has seen its biggest forest fire this year, with more than 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres) burned in less than 24 hours.
Helicopters have been used to contain the fire, which broke out on Sunday.
Some 400 people were forced to leave their homes, but authorities said there …Spain
A fast-moving brush fire in the Los Angeles area has shut down a major freeway and set cars on fire.
The flames, swept by desert winds, burned on both sides of Interstate 15, the main connecting road between southern California and Las Vegas.
Dozens of vehicles were abandoned as drivers ran to safety.
A long-lasting, record-smashing heat wave in the Pacific Northwest and western Canada continues to fuel hundreds of wildfires in three Canadian provinces and several states across America. Smoke from the fires has drifted hundreds of miles away, causing a campfire scent to waft into the BC Place in …Canada
Using new satellite data, scientists have developed a technique that may produce continually updated, 24-hour predictions of wildfire growth …Wildfires
There was a time when fire season in California started around May and went through September. Now, thanks to a drought that's stretching into its fourth year, the state seems to have become a year-round tinderbox.
The long running drought has "created explosive fire conditions," said Mike Mohler, a …
An estimated 40 percent of the world's waste is burned in unregulated fires, emitting pollutants that can harm human health and the environment.Pollution
The head of Argentina's national fire control agency has been sacked as a huge forest fire threatens to engulf a renowned national park in Patagonia.
Jorge Barrionuevo was sacked during a visit to the region by the government chief of staff.
The fire is advancing towards Los Alerces National Park, …Patagonia
Firefighters in South Australia say they are racing to contain a major bushfire before soaring temperatures and high winds fuel the blaze.
More than 30 homes are already feared destroyed in the hills behind the city of Adelaide.
More than 500 firefighters are tackling the fires, which have been …South Australia
Peering Through the Haze: What Data Can Tell Us About the Fires in Indonesia | World Resources Institute
WRI has released updated data on the fires in Indonesia. Read the story here or see updated, real-time fire data on the new Global Forest Watch-Fires …
Brazil said deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has dropped by 18% in the past year.
Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira said the fall, for the year ending July 2014, meant deforestation was at its second lowest level in 25 years.
But campaigners say alternative monitoring shows an increase for …Forests
At least four people were killed and five injured when a small plane crashed into an airport building in Wichita, Kansas, officials have said.
Firefighters responded at about 09:50 local time (14:50 GMT) to a "horrific fire" after a plane crash-landed, Fire Chief Ron Blackwell said.
Four people …Airports
Protesters angry at plans to allow Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-rule have set fire to parliament.
Correspondents say the city hall and ruling party headquarters are also in flames in the capital, Ouagadougou.
A huge crowd is surging towards the presidential palace …Burkina Faso
Rain has helped tamp down smoke from a creeping lava flow which threatens residents of a Hawaiian village.
The slow moving, red hot lava from Kilauea volcano has been flowing toward the village of Pahoa for weeks.
Hotter than 1,600F (900C), it advanced 90 yards (82m) overnight on Tuesday and …Hawaii
Though Russia’s wildfires appeared to be abating, fires in two regions continued to produce heavy smoke on August 15, 2010. The top image shows fires …
Though a plume of smoke still stretched across hundreds of kilometers, conditions in central Russia appeared to be much better on August 12, 2010. …
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A thick plume of smoke blew eastward across Montana, Wyoming, and the Dakotas on …
With average January temperatures of -40 degrees Celsius, Sakha is famous for being one of the coldest parts of Russia. But in July 2014, it wasn’t …NASA
North of the St. Lawrence River in eastern Canada, numerous forest fires were burning across north-central Quebec province on June 19, 2007, when the …NASA
Smoke from multiple large wildfires in Quebec is blanketing the southern portion of the Canadian province and extending southward over the Great …
A combination of lightning and dry forests fueled numerous wildfires in Canada’s Northwest Territories in July 2014. The fires, burning in Canada’s …
Canadian wildfires have been raging this summer and some of the smoke from those fires is drifting downward into the U.S.
In this image collected by …
As two Northern California wildfires continued to burn out of control Sunday, weather in the days ahead is threatening to worsen and expand the blazes.
The Sand fire east of Sacramento grew to 3,800 acres Sunday, and forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents, destroyed 10 homes and may not be …
THE Pollutant Standards Index in Singapore hit a high of 321 on Wednesday, and on Friday, Nasa released stunning images of the smoke from Sumatra's …
Motorcyclists drive through the smog in Dumai, Riau on June 21. (Reuters Photo)
Indonesia has accepted international praise for its deforestation …
The pilot of an air tanker battling a wildfire in Yosemite National Park in California has died after the plane crashed into a canyon wall on Tuesday.
The unnamed man was said to be attempting to lay down fire retardant to limit the spread of the blaze.
Rescue crews later found the wreckage and …California