The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday called for urgent assistance for children caught up in wildfires in Greece, considered to be the worst Europe has seen since the turn of the century.
Smokes from Canadian wildfires, which already blanketed parts of the US, have reached Norway, media reports said citing scientists in the country.
Winnipeg/IBNS: A wildfire is getting close to Manitoba's northern community displaced hundreds of people with emergency evacuations underway, Pimicikamak Cree Nation Chief David Monias said.
Madrid/IBNS/UNI: Around 500 people have been evacuated from their homes due to a wildfire that has so far burned 8,500 hectares of land in the southwestern Spanish region of Extremadura, according to sources from local authorities on Saturday.
Alberta/IBNS: A change in weather conditions in Canada's Alberta facilitated firefighters to fight wildfires which had displaced approximately 30,000 Albertans this past week, officials said.
Villanueva de Viver/Spain: A massive wildfire erupted in the eastern Valencia region of Spain on Friday, resulting in the devastation of over 3,000 hectares of forest and compelling 1,500 residents to flee their homes, according to officials.
New York: Amidst extreme heat, drought and wildfires, many parts of the world had just experienced one of three warmest Julys on record, the UN weather agency said on Tuesday.
Rome/UNI/Sputnik: Wildfires continue to rage in Spain, destroying nearly 60,000 hectares (1,48,263 acres) of forest areas, Spanish newspaper El Pais reported on Tuesday, citing sources in the affected regions.
New York: Wildfires are projected to rise by 50 per cent by the end of the century due to the climate crisis and changes in land use, according to a report published on Wednesday by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and GRID-Arendal, a non-profit environmental communications centre based in Norway.
Istanbul/UNI/Xinhua: Turkey has been battling wildfires that erupted in the southern and southwestern coastal resort towns and have lasted six days, officials announced Monday.
New York: The northern hemisphere experienced its warmest August ever, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Tuesday, amid searing conditions that have contributed to devastating wildfires on the west coast of the United States.
San Francisco/Xinhua: Seven people have been confirmed dead, dozens more are unaccounted for and hundreds have lost their homes as historic wildfires continue to burn throughout the US state of Oregon, officials said.
Moscow/UNI: As many as 246 wildfires are raging across Russia engulfing about 1,65,831 hectares of forest land, official data showed on Monday.