Chile forest fires claim 22 lives so far, spreads amid heat wave

Chile forest fires claim 22 lives so far, spreads amid heat wave

The Chilean government confirmed this Saturday that 22 people have died in the virulent disasters that have already destroyed more than 45,000 hectares in the centre and south of the country. “The preliminary data that we have right now is 15 people who have died,” the Minister of the Interior, Carolina Tohá, said early in … Read more

Human-caused fires cause 20,000 premature deaths a year

Chile forest fires claim 22 lives so far, spreads amid heat wave

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) analyzed the impact of smoke particles on air quality in the United States and found that human-caused fires account for more than 67% of small particles of smoke, called PM2.5, in the country. These particles degrade air quality, causing respiratory diseases and premature deaths. Fire activity is rising … Read more

Every year 10 million hectares of forest are destroyed in the world

Every year 10 million hectares of forest are destroyed in the world

Some 10 million hectares of forests are destroyed each year, an area larger than the size of Portugal and equivalent to that of Iceland, according to the UN, which points to this “alarming” global deforestation, along with agriculture and other changes in land use, as responsible for 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions. According to … Read more

Forest fires set new emissions records this year

Chile forest fires claim 22 lives so far, spreads amid heat wave

Despite the fact that emissions due to forest fires tend to decrease globally, some regions recorded records in 2022. An annual balance was published by the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) on Tuesday. Throughout 2022 (until December 10) some 1,455 megatons of carbon emissions were produced. And they occurred as a consequence of these forest fires. This … Read more

10 things you should know about Land conflicts in India

10 things you should know about Land conflicts in India

While the land-related conflict in India has long posed a threat, according to a new report, 75.94 per cent of all existing land-related conflicts have been resolved, according to a new report. Land-related conflicts The report titled Land Locked: Investments and Lives in Land Conflicts, published by Land Conflict Watch (LCW), a Delhi-based research agency … Read more

In US 450,000 hectares of dead trees, what happened to them?

In US 450,000 hectares of dead trees, what happened to them?

A few weeks ago, a group of officials from the United States Forest Service who were monitoring a Gigantic forest in the state of Oregon, in the western part of this country, found themselves faced with a scenario that caused them great concern. Fatal factors As announced by the Forest Service of that country, it … Read more

10 Largest and Most Biodiverse Forests on Earth

1 in 10 species could go extinct by end of century

Forests cover approximately 31% of the global land area but are responsible for supporting the vast majority of Earth’s plant and animal species, many of which are considered threatened or endangered. Half of the world’s forests are found in just five countries and many are fragmented and seriously endangered due to deforestation and forest degradation. … Read more

21.1 hectares of forests being destroyed every minute in the world: Study

Top 10 cities of India with the highest forest cover

Last year there was a global loss of 3.8 million hectares of forest, according to a University of Maryland report published by Global Forest Watch of the World Resources Institute. The forests spread over an area of ​​more than 21.1 hectares are being destroyed every minute in the world, whose area is as much as … Read more

Number of wildfires forecast to rise by 14% by 2030

Number of wildfires forecast to rise by 14% by 2030

Hundreds of thousands of hectares are being burned by fire around the world due to high temperatures and droughts. The UN agency for the environment reports that this destruction will continue to increase and urges the adaptation of natural forests to climate change by implementing conservation, protection and restoration measures that prevent deforestation in the face of fire risk. … Read more

New changes to forest conservation rules will destroy Tribals in India

Deforestation in Amazon forest grew 32% in July

The Ministry of the Environment has made an alarming change to the Forest Conservation Rules. On June 28, the union’s Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change notified Forest Conservation Rules 2022 to transfer to state governments the responsibility of the union to ensure that the rights of tribes to their traditional forest lands are … Read more