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Please, work from home: Over 300 forest fires in Indonesia cause smoky haze

The smoky haze drifted from the fires toward Palembang, the capital of South Palembang province.

Students ride a wooden boat through the Ogan river, which is covered by smog due to wildfires, in Palembang, South Sumatra province, Indonesia.(Reuters)
Published on Oct 02, 2023 03:37 PM IST
AP |

Forest fires intensifying globally, India’s rainforests among worst affected

Forest fires are increasing in intensity and their spread, burning nearly twice as much tree cover globally as they did 20 years ago, latest satellite data has indicated.

Increasing tree cover loss due to fires in the tropics is causing higher carbon emissions.
Updated on Sep 01, 2023 03:44 PM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

Forest department records reduction in forest fires

The number of forest fire incidents fell to 42 this summer season in which 90.44 ha of land was affected. By contrast, as many as 112 forest fire incidents were reported in 2020-21 whereas 75 forest fire incidents were reported in 2021-22

Another significant factor that contributed to the reduction in incidents of forest fires was unseasonal rainfall. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 12:30 AM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Forest fire training for villagers helps to protect the Western Ghats

The training offered by the forest department and Raintree Foundation, a non-profit organisation, as part of the forest fire management project, made this feasible

Villagers draw fire lines as a precaution to avert forest fire at Sakhargaon village in Velhe tehsil in Pune. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 16, 2023 11:07 PM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

IAF's MI-17 Helicopter mobilized to combat raging forest fire in Coimbatore

On Saturday a recce was conducted at the affected areas by a chopper from the Sular Air Force station.

On April 11, the fire was detected in the Madukkarai forest range of the Coimbatore Forest Division. (Representational Image)(AFP)
Published on Apr 16, 2023 03:19 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao
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