Tag Archives: Wildfires

Toxic smog blankets Moscow as fires rage

Wearing sanitary masks or clutching wet rags to their faces, residents of Moscow struggled round the city as the worst smog in living memory from wildfires enveloped the Russian capital. The concentration of toxic particles was up to five times

Climate change an Australian security threat

Australia faces more intense and frequent heatwaves, wildfires, cyclones and floods, with climate change becoming a threat to national security, a think-tank warned Tuesday. The impacts of global warming were already making themselves felt, much faster and with greater ferocity

Fires to follow floods as wild weather hits Australia

SYDNEY (AFP) – Eastern Australia braced for more fires and floods Friday as the south faced extreme heat and heavy rain threatened to swell floodwaters ravaging the north. A once-in-a-century heatwave was forecast to intensify over the weekend with high