California fights fire with fire to protect giant sequoias

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An aerial picture taken on September 24, 2021 a water truck sprays down the burned remains of downtown Greenville, California. – The Dixie fire has burned almost 1 million acres and remains at 94% containment after burning through 5 counties and more than 1,000 homes. AFP Firefighters were able to beat back the flames as […]

Moloa‘a farm detects Little Fire Ants, surveying ongoing | The Garden Island

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LIHU‘E — A new detection of Little Fire Ants (LFA) has been found on Kaua‘i in the Moloa‘a area. This new infestation is the largest known infestation on Kaua‘i with LFA confirmed in over 13 acres. The treatment area is estimated to exceed that. In July, a concerned farmer submitted suspected LFA samples to the […]

Lake Tahoe threatened by massive fire, more ordered to flee

Lake Tahoe threatened by massive fire, more ordered to flee

Fire officials ordered more evacuations around the Tahoe Basin Sunday evening as crews dealt with a two-week old blaze they said was “more aggressive than anticipated,” and continued to edge toward the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe. “Today’s been a rough day and there’s no bones about it,” said Jeff Marsoleis, forest supervisor for El […]

Lake Tahoe threatened by massive fire, more ordered to flee

Lake Tahoe threatened by massive fire, more ordered to flee

Fire officials ordered more evacuations around the Tahoe Basin Sunday evening as crews dealt with a two-week old blaze they said was “more aggressive than anticipated,” and continued to edge toward the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe. “Today’s been a rough day and there’s no bones about it,” said Jeff Marsoleis, forest supervisor for El […]

Crews struggle to stop fire bearing down on Lake Tahoe

Crews struggle to stop fire bearing down on Lake Tahoe

A Northern California fire that gutted hundreds of homes advanced toward Lake Tahoe on Wednesday as thousands of firefighters tried to box in the flames, and a thick yellow haze of the nation’s worst air enveloped tourists. In Southern California, at least a dozen homes and outbuildings were damaged or destroyed after a fire broke […]

Nearly 900 buildings destroyed by California fire

Published: August 11, 2021 14:11:53 California’s largest single wildfire in recorded history kept pushing through forestlands on Tuesday as fire crews tried to protect rural communities from flames that have destroyed hundreds of homes. Clear skies over parts of the month-old Dixie Fire have allowed aircraft to rejoin nearly 6,000 firefighters in the attack this […]

UK’s Johnson under fire over ‘crass’ coal closure quip

Opposition leaders yesterday condemned Prime Minister Boris Johnson as “crass and offensive” for joking that former leader Margaret Thatcher’s coal mine closures had given Britain a head start in fighting climate change. Thatcher, in power from 1979 to 1990, fought a bitter battle with the coal mining industry in the 1980s, delivering its death knell […]

Huge California fire grows as heat spikes again across state

Huge California fire grows as heat spikes again across state

California’s largest wildfire exploded again after burning for nearly three weeks in remote mountains and officials warned Tuesday that hot, dry weather would increase the risk of new fires across much of the state. Firefighters saved homes Monday in the small northern California community of Greenville near the Plumas National Forest as strong winds stoked […]

Fires rage across southern Europe, forcing hundreds to evacuate

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A firefighter extinguishes a forest fire near the town of Manavgat, east of the resort city of Antalya, Turkey, July 30, 2021 Reuters Turkey has been hit by 133 wildfires in 2021 so far compared with an average of 43 by this point in the year between 2008 and 2020 Dozens of villages were evacuated […]

AL leader’s home set on fire again

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Miscreants again set fire to the house of Brahmanbaria district unit Awami League general secretary and valiant freedom fighter Al Mamun Sarkar in the district town yesterday. Furniture and other belongings were burnt to ashes in the incident. However, none was reported hurt as no one was at the house. For all latest news, follow […]