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World - International
7/20/2022 10:43:08 AM
A punishing heatwave fuelling ferocious wildfires in western Europe pushed temperatures in Britain over 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) for the first time on Tuesday and regional heat records tumbled elsewhere.

World - Africa
7/19/2022 3:01:32 PM
Officials are meeting in Kigali in Rwanda this week as part of the continent's first-ever Africa Protected Areas Congress in a bid to expand the preservation of land and marine wildlife, despite little funding and the low quality of many existing conservation areas in the region.

World - International
7/19/2022 2:26:37 PM
Europe's searing heatwave is generating very high levels of harmful ozone pollution, the region's atmospheric monitoring service warned Tuesday, adding that large areas of western Europe also face "extreme" danger of wildfires.

Multimedia - In Pictures
7/18/2022 5:22:58 PM

World - International
7/18/2022 12:32:09 PM
Britain and France went on high alert on Monday, bracing for record temperatures from a punishing heatwave as deadly wildfires raging in parts of southwest Europe showed no sign of abating.

World - International
7/17/2022 6:47:53 PM
Firefighters battled wildfires raging out of control in France and Spain on Sunday as Europe wilted under an unusually extreme heat wave that authorities in Madrid blamed for hundreds of deaths.

World - International
7/14/2022 5:53:19 PM
A heatwave sweeping southwestern Europe was expected to peak on Thursday in Spain, with the scorching temperatures fuelling stubborn wildfires ravaging several countries.

World - International
7/13/2022 4:03:11 PM
A spate of wildfires is scorching Western Europe, with firefighters battling blazes in Portugal, Spain and southern France on Wednesday amid an unusual heat wave that authorities are linking to climate change.

World - International
7/2/2022 9:51:00 PM
U.S. officials are testing a new wildfire retardant after two decades of buying millions of gallons annually from one supplier, but watchdogs say the expensive strategy is overly fixated on aerial attacks at the expense of hiring more fire-line digging ground crews.

World - International
6/19/2022 1:00:51 PM
Firefighters in Spain on Sunday struggled to contain wildfires in several parts of the country, which is suffering a heat wave unusual for this time of the year.

World - International
6/16/2022 12:53:16 PM
Emergency services battled several wildfires Thursday as Spain remained in the grip of an exceptional heatwave that has seen temperatures reach 43 degrees Celsius (109 degrees Farenheit).

World - International
6/4/2022 9:20:46 PM
A wildfire whipped by gale-force winds blazed through vegetation in a southern suburb of Athens on Saturday, the fire brigade said, forcing residents to evacuate.

World - International
4/30/2022 9:26:20 PM
Thousands of firefighters battled destructive wildfires in the Southwest as more residents prepared to evacuate during the weekend in northern New Mexico where strong winds and dangerously dry conditions have made the blazes hard to contain.

World - International
3/6/2022 9:33:20 PM
Firefighters and emergency workers battled two massive wildfires Sunday in an area of the Florida Panhandle that was still recovering from the destruction caused by a Category 5 hurricane more than three years ago.

World - International
2/23/2022 7:56:57 PM
A warming planet and changes to land use patterns mean more wildfires will scorch large parts of the globe in coming decades, causing spikes in unhealthy smoke pollution and other problems that governments are ill prepared to confront, according to a UN report released Wednesday.

World - International
2/23/2022 11:10:30 AM
A warming planet and changes to land use patterns mean more wildfires will scorch large parts of the globe in coming decades, causing spikes in unhealthy smoke pollution and other problems that governments are ill prepared to confront, according to a U.N. report being released Wednesday.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
11/19/2021 11:32:00 AM
Conflicts in Ethiopia may spill over into neighbouring countries, threatening a regional catastrophe of huge proportions

World - International
11/1/2021 8:16:59 PM
President Joe Biden told a UN summit on Monday that actions taken this decade to contain climate change would be decisive in preventing future generations from suffering, declaring that ``none of us can escape the worst that is yet to come if we fail to seize this moment.''

World - Region
10/21/2021 9:46:55 PM
Syria executed 24 people Thursday after charging them with igniting wildfires last year that left three people dead and burnt thousands of hectares (acres) of forests, the Justice Ministry said.

World - Region
10/5/2021 11:16:11 AM
After Syrian farmer Abdelbaqi Souleiman lost his last wheat crop to a wildfire, he had hoped for a better harvest this summer. But this spring there was hardly any rain.

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