Forest Fires: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

What are “Zombie Fires” that are burning the Arctics?

Published: October 1, 2020

The Zombie Fires in the Arctic region are becoming frequent. This says that the fire regimes in the Arctic are changing rapidly. These regions were once-frozen Tundra. What are Zombie Fires? A Zombie fire is a fire from a previous growing season. It can smolder (burn slowly with smoke and no flame) under the ground ..

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Indonesia to use ‘artificial rain’ to combat forest fires

Published: June 20, 2020

The Indonesian government has announced that it would deploy ‘artificial rain’ ahead of peak draught season, which provides favorable condition for forest fires. Airplanes will be used to induce clouds with chemicals like silver iodine or dry ice. The government has collaborated with Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency and Agency for the Assessment and ..

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Australian Koalas become endangered in bush fires

Published: January 13, 2020

The Australian Koalas population suffered an extraordinary hit in the bush fires of Australia. It took 3 months for the firemen to control the fires. Highlights Australia recorded 2019 as its hottest year on record. Around 1.25 billion animals are believed to be dead in bush fires. It has also destroyed more than 10 million ..

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FSI: 21.4% of forest cover prone to forest fires

Published: January 4, 2020

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently released India State of Forest Report, 2019. The report predominantly talks about forest cover in the country. The report also mentions about forest fires in the country. Highlights of forest fire According to the report, 21.4% of Indian forests are prone to forest fires. The report ..

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Environment Ministry, World Bank release report on Strengthening Forest Fire Management in the Country

Published: October 10, 2018

Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and World Bank Report have jointly released report on Strengthening Forest Fire Management in the Country.  The report discusses policies on forest fire prevention and management (FFPM) at national, state and local levels. It also underscores need for comprehensive national policy and guidelines. It provides recommendations ..

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