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Number of wildfires to rise by 50% by 2100, experts warn

Climate change and land-use change are projected to make wildfires more frequent and intense, with a global increase of extreme fires of up to...

Deadly wildfires, noise pollution causing widespread ecological damage, UNEP warns

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) says deadly wildfires, noise pollution and other looming environmental threats could cause widespread ecological damage. UNEP, in a report published on Thursday,...

South African province records 14 major wildfires in summer season

South Africa’s Western Cape Province said over 10 million South African rands (about $660,000) have been spent on 14 major wildfires and dozens of...

Thousands flee in Greece as wildfires sweep through Mediterranean

Thousands of people fled their homes on the outskirts of Athens on Friday, August 6, 2021 as Greece faced a fourth day of wildfires...

Greece battles wildfires for third day, site of ancient Olympics saved

Greek authorities ordered more evacuations on an island near Athens on Thursday, August 5, 2021 and battled a blaze near the site of the...

Wildfires force closure of national forests in five Colorado counties

CNN on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 reported that national forest land in five Colorado counties would temporarily be closed because of extreme fire conditions...

Guatemalan forest community fends off wildfires, narco-traffickers

A diverse international group of environmental researchers on Thursday, August 6, 2020 presented the evidence behind a conservation success story: an innovative forest-management programme...

Russia fights wildfires on over 165,000 hectares of forest

Active firefighting efforts are underway on an area of 165,831 hectares across Russia, where 246 wildfires are raging, with the country’s Far East being...

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Meeting urges prioritisation of water and sanitation to get health, climate, economic targets back on track

Over 350 participants from 57 countries gathered on Thursday, May 18, 2022, in Jakarta, Indonesia, for the opening of...
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Africities 9: UCLG Africa advocates bottom-up approach to continent’s growth

The United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) has called on governments on the continent, development partners,...

Colombian campaign support letter underlines need to reduce dependence on fossil fuels

In the middle of Colombia’s presidential election campaign, an open letter signed by experts and observers from across the...

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Africities 9: UCLG Africa advocates bottom-up approach to continent’s growth

The United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG...