Forest Fires Current Affairs, GK & News

Massive Wild Fires in Spain and Germany

Germany, Spain, and Greece have been facing worst of Europe’s extraordinary heat wave. Apart from that, wildfires have also ravaged the three countries. Key Points Countries have witnessed temperatures rising to record highs even before the official start of summer that is before summer solstice on June 21. The Sierra de la Culebra Mountain range ..

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CEEW Study on Forest Fires

A study released by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) has found that in the past two decades the intensity and frequency of forest fires, as well as an increase in the number of months in which forest fires occur, have increased. Overview: The study is titled ‘Managing Forest Fires in a Changing ..

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India’s State of Forest Report 2021

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently released the State of Forest Report 2021. It is called the ISFR, 2021. The report says that there has been a continuous growth of forest cover in India. The current forest cover of India is 7,13,789 square kilometres. Increase in Forest Cover In the last two ..

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Report: India at top in Emissions related to Crop Burning

Climate tech start-up, Blue Sky Analytics, published its report on emissions related to crop burning. In the report, India has been ranked at the top position. Key Points As per report, India accounted for 13 per cent of total global emissions in the period of 2015-2020. Report notes a 12.2 percent contribution by India towards ..

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Wildfires in Algeria: Highlights

Wildfires in Algeria have killed 42 people including 25 soldiers. Highlights President of Algeria, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, expressed condolences for 25 soldiers. They lost their life while rescuing people at the epicentre of the blazes. Areas of Bejaiea and Tizi Ouzou are epicentre of the blazes. Dozens of fires started in Kabyle region also. The Kabyle ..

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Forest Fire in Mizoram

The Indian Air Force recently deployed two Mi-17V5 helicopters equipped with Bambi Bucket to control the forest fires. The forest fires have been raging in the hills of south Mizoram. Most Fire Prone Zones The Lunglei and Aizwal of Mizoram where the forest fires are currently raging is the most fire-prone zone in India according ..

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