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Unread postby dohboi » Sun 21 Apr 2019, 16:54:17

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Winnie the Pooh's Real-Life Hundred Acre Wood Hit by Forest Fire


https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/04/29/euro ... index.html
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Unread postby jedrider » Sun 09 Jun 2019, 19:49:21

Pretty funny if there wasn't so much destruction as a result.

How the Biggest Fire in California History, the Ranch Fire, was Started
https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-wasp-fire-california-20190608-story.html

If you hit a paywall, maybe you'll find it in another California paper, SacBee or SFGate.

All he wanted to do was plug up a wasp nest because he’s allergic to bees and worried about being stung.
It was a hot day. The rancher in the Northern California hamlet of Potter Valley walked into a bed of waist-high cured grassland, driving a stake into the ground. That created a spark that grew into the largest wildfire in state history.
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Unread postby dohboi » Wed 19 Jun 2019, 21:10:11

Wildfires in Siberia.

Alarming wildfires rage near giant ‘Mouth of Hell’ gash in the tundra, a wonder of Siberia



The fires are now raging some 10 to 15 kilometres from the megaslump crater - a large hole in the frozen Arctic soil which highlights the dramatic speed of thawing permafrost.

The Batagaika or Batagai "megaslump" is a tadpole-shaped depression around one kilometre long, 800 metres wide and 100 metres deep.

It is growing by some 15 to 30 metres a year - but if it is hit by the nearby inferno this would destroy trees on its rim and loosen the soil even more, resulting in further collapses.
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Changes in the local climate have seen an ‘almost snowless’ winter in this northern outpost with dry weather exacerbating the risk of wildfires spreading. ...

http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/n ... f-siberia/
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