Unprecedented wildfires and droughts are wreaking havoc in South America, especially in the region between Paraguay, Parana and Uruguay rivers.
The fires that began early morning on Sunday in the famed Napa-Sonoma wine country north of San Francisco came on the third anniversary of deadly wildfires that erupted in 2017, including one that killed 22 people.
As many as 400 witnesses gave statements in 171 hearings that spanned eight years after the deadly fire at a Karachi garment factory in which over 260 people lost their lives.
Thousands of blazes are sweeping through the Pantanal, the world's largest wetland, threatening one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet.
US Democratic challenger Joe Biden assails Trump as a "climate arsonist" whose reelection would be catastrophic for the environment.
Search and rescue teams, with dogs in tow, were deployed across the blackened ruins of southern Oregon towns as smoldering wildfires ravaged US Pacific Coast states after causing widespread destruction.
Oregon’s emergency management director has said officials were preparing for a possible “mass fatality event” if many more bodies turn up in the ash.
Thousands of asylum-seekers spent a fourth night sleeping in the open after successive fires destroyed a notoriously overcrowded migrant and refugee camp during a coronavirus lockdown.
EU states agreed to provide shelter to some vulnerable refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos, after the Moria refugee camp burned down from back-to-back fires this week.
Former residents of Greece’s largest refugee camp picked through the charred remains of their belongings, salvaging what they could from back-to-back fires.
India sent fresh supplies of firefighting chemicals to help battle a new blaze on a supertanker carrying 270,000 tonnes of crude oil, which has been ablaze for days off the coast of Sri Lanka.
At least eight people have been killed and some 3,300 structures have been destroyed over the past three weeks in wildfires across the state.
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