Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - 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 [...]
©- - 23 february 2022 - 20:57:58 - thread Environment (540 words)

Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian Air Force carried out during July and August 155 flights in 83 hours to provide air support to the fight against forest fires that broke out in the mountainous areas in western Tunisia. This air support has contributed to all the interventions carried out by [...]
©- - 20 august 2021 - 20:15:27 - thread Environment (234 words)

Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, has expressed the readiness of his country to help Algeria fight forest fires that are ravaging several regions of the country and that have so far claimed 69 lives. A statement issued on Wednesday by the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, [...]
©- - 12 august 2021 - 09:40:03 - thread Environment (196 words)

Athens, Greece (PANA) - Two Egyptian Chinook helicopters have arrived in Greece to join in efforts to extinguish wildfires raging in the country for seven days. Many countries have sent material and firefighters to Greece including France, Cyprus, Ukraine, Romania, Croatia, Sweden and Switzerlan, Deputy Civil Protection Minister for Crisis Management, [...]
©- - 09 august 2021 - 09:44:48 - thread Environment (150 words)

Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia as at 28 August recorded 438 fires that destroyed 1,958 hectares of forests and grasslands, the ministry of Agriculture announced here Sunday in a statement. Data provided by the ministry showed that the number of fires recorded during the first eight months of this year increased [...]
©- - 30 august 2020 - 13:02:48 - thread Environment (166 words)

Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian National Army units, supported by a military aircraft, on Thursday took part in Civil Protection efforts to control the huge fire that broke out in the Tabarka mountain range in northwestern Tunisia. The plane sprayed many litres of water on the area to extinguish the [...]
©- - 14 august 2020 - 17:17:19 - thread Environment (167 words)

Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - A huge fire broke out on Tuesday evening in Jebel Serj, in central Tunisia, destroying hundreds of hectares of forest, and is currently spreading towards western Jebel, which is in Siliana governorate. Civil protection and forest guards are facing difficulties in their efforts to fight the flames. Several [...]
©- - 10 july 2019 - 09:26:23 - thread Environment (112 words)

New York, US (PANA) - The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has warned that wildfires could become more frequent and more destructive as global temperatures rise and drought conditions plague many regions of the world. "Last year was the hottest year on record and was above average for the [...]
©- - 14 august 2016 - 16:02:52 - thread Environment (263 words)