Forest fires struck in more European countries than ever before. Last year, wildfires destroyed nearly 178,000 hectares of land across the continent. That’s according to a new report by the EU Commission, which says it’s having to spend more to protect our countryside.
Wildfires are still raging in the Amazon rainforest. 12 million hectares have burnt so far, three times more than last year. In Bolivia, over 5,000 people are fighting the blaze, but it is still out of control. Euronews Aid Zone reporter Monica Pinna recently returned from the affected area.
The Amazon is on fire, and not only in Brazil. Since July, Bolivia has lost two million hectares of forest, pushing its government to call on the EU to step in.
For President Donald Trump, maintaining his personal friendship with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — another right-wing leader with authoritarian tendencies — is seemingly more important than leading the charge against the disaster unfolding in Brazil.
The EU is sending firefighters, drones and experts to help Bolivia fight forest fires
These past few weeks, the world’s eyes have been set on the fires ravaging the Amazon forest in Brazil and Bolivia.
Satellite images show all the area consumed by wildfires at tri-border area between Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay.
As wildfires continue to rage through the Amazon Pope Francis has called on people to pray for the "lungs of our planet"
Bolsonaro mobilizes Brazilian army to combat Amazon fires
Protesters from climate activist group Extinction Rebellion gathered at the Brazilian embassy in London on Friday (August 23) to call on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to protect the Amazon rainforest.
The Amazon absorbs more CO2 than it rejects and stores 90 to 140 billion metric tonnes of CO2, according to the WWF, which warned that "the release of even a portion of which would accelerate global warming significantly."
A NASA scientist has contradicted Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro over his defiance concerning fires raging in the Amazon rainforest using satellite images to back up his position.
About 70% of Bolivia's Santa Cruz department — where more than a quarter of the country's population lives — is under "extreme from forest fires.
Brazil's Bolsonaro blames Amazon fires on NGOs making 'problems'
Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, according to research carried out by Brazil’s space research centre (INPE).
It cites 72,843 fires, marking an increase of 83% compared to 2018 — the highest since records began in 2013.
A wildfire that has raged across vast areas of the Spanish island of Gran Canaria since the weekend has abated as winds drop, local officials said Tuesday.
Firefighters continue to battle an uncontained wildfire on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria as 9,000 people are evacuated.
Around 2000 residents have been moved from their homes on Gran Canaria because of second forest fire within a week.
More than 1,600 wildfires have been recorded so far this year — more than three times the average amount recorded by the same time over the past ten years.
A wildfire spread close to a National Park and to an area popular with holidaymakers on the Canary Island of Gran Canaria. 1,000 hectares have burned and forced for precaution the evacuation of local residents from their homes.
European agency Copernicus Emergency Management System has provided Euronews with an animation of the ongoing wildfires in Russia's Sakha Republic.
While most of Europe is focussing on this week's record-breaking heatwave, maybe we should have a closer look at what is happening in the Arctic Circle.
More than 800 firefighters battled on Sunday one wildfire sweeping across central Portugal after being able to control two other blazes that prompted authorities to partially evacuate a village and left 20 people injured.
Police advised organisers to act after heavy winds threatened to push the blaze closer to the festival site on the island of Pag.
Support from across the country drafted in to battle blaze on Island of Evia as temperatures soar and winds fan flames.
Known for being typically cold and snowy, Alaska is set to experience its hottest ever July with temperatures reaching over 30 degrees Celsius over the next few days.