US plans $50 billion wildfire fight where forests meet civilization

US plans $50 billion wildfire fight where forests meet civilization

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration said Tuesday it would dramatically expand its efforts to stave off catastrophic wildfires that have scorched parts of the western United States by more aggressively thinning forests around “hotspots.” warm” where nature and neighborhoods collide. As climate change warms and dries out the West, administration officials said they … Read more

Indonesia’s 2019 wildfire destruction far worse than official estimate – study

Indonesia's 2019 wildfire destruction far worse than official estimate - study

A motorcyclist rides on a road through land destroyed by forest fires near Banjarmasin in South Kalimantan province, Indonesia, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Earth scorched in 2019, fires were recorded almost twice officially – study Study shows deforestation rate slows in 2017-2020 Indonesia says it … Read more