With the dry season at its peak, wildfires are causing significant damage to Nepal's forests, animals, and property, putting the health of local residents at risk. According to government data, an average of 77 people have been killed every year in Nepal due to forest and other fire-related incidents.
BALEWA, April 22: With the onset of dry season, wildfires have been rampant in Baglung district. Bushfires have engulfed five national and 17 community forests destroying around 450 hectares of forest area and they continue, according to the division forest office, Baglung.
KATHMANDU, April 14: There has been an increase in the incidents of wildfire in different parts of the country. According to the data of the Department of Forests and Soil Conservation, there are now wildfires at 92 different places across the country.
WASHINGTON, March 19: Logging, wildfires and farming are causing mountain forests, habitat to 85 percent of the world's birds, mammals and amphibians, to vanish at an alarming rate, according to a study published on Friday.
SYDNEY/MELBOURNE, Jan 4: Bushfires burned dangerously out of control on Australia’s east coast on Saturday, fuelled by soaring temperatures and strong winds that had firefighters battling to save lives and property, and authorities said the worst of conditions was yet to come.
SYDNEY/HONG KONG/LONDON, Jan 1: The world celebrated the New Year on Wednesday with fireworks displays from Sydney to London, although celebrations were clouded by deadly wildfires in Australia, protests in Hong Kong and India and nuclear tensions with North Korea.
LONDON – The threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is being overshadowed by the menace of climate change. Though the AMR problem is arguably equal in importance, it has not commanded nearly the same level of public awareness.
SYDNEY, Dec 7 : Firefighters battled to contain nearly 150 fires burning in New South Wales state on Friday as strong winds fanned the flames and again shrouded Sydney, Australia’s biggest city, in hazardous smoke.
CALIFORNIA, Nov 14: The number of people who have lost their lives in the wildfires in the US western state of California increased to 48 on Wednesday, Sheriff of the Butte County in California Kory Honea said.
PARADISE, Nov 10: Two monster wildfires burned out of control on Saturday in northern and southern California, having already killed at least nine people and forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes.
CALIFORNIA, Aug 2: A massive wildfire in Northern California has torched more than 1,000 homes in and around the city of Redding, authorities said Wednesday as some evacuees were allowed to return home and new blazes exploded in what has become an endless summer of flame in the Golden State.
ATHENS, July 25: Strong winds drove wildfires across the villages, hills, and forests around Athens, Greece, starting on July 23, with authorities blaming the fires for at least 74 deaths. More than 300 firefighters were quickly mobilized to the area.
ATHENS, July 24: Gale-fanned wildfires raged through holiday resorts near Greece’s capital, killing at least 24 people by early Tuesday and injuring more than 100, including 11 in serious condition, in the country’s deadliest fire season in more than a decade.
NUWAKOT, Feb 16: During the dry seasons of last year, large areas of community forests in Nuwakot district were gutted by wildfires. Stakeholders and concerned authorities in the district are adopting precautionary measures this time to prevent similar incidents from happening.
MUGU, Jan 19: For a week, more than a dozen community and national forests have caught wildfire at Chayanath Rara Municipality, Mugu. The fires have killed wild animals, charred trees and medicinal herbs, destroyed grazing lands and turned nearby surroundings smoky. However, neither communities nor the District Forest Office (DFO), seem to care to douse the fires.
SANTA ROSA, Oct 10: Wildfires fanned by strong winds swept through northern California’s wine country on Monday, killing at least 10 people, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses and forcing some 20,000 people to flee.
AVELAR, June 18: Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed at least 57 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, in what the prime minister on Sunday called “the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known in years.”