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NASA satellites captures wildfires in USA and Canada

The image captured by MODIS shows dozens of wildfires in Canada

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured dozens of wildfires in Canada and the northwestern United States.

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Tue, 22/07/2014 - 16:29
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NASA publishes satellite images of wildfires in Australia

The bushfire in Grampians National Park burned 43,000 hectares (106,000 acres)

This image of intense bushfires in and around Grampians National Park in western Victoria, Australia, was captured from Space on 17 January by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MOD

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Wed, 22/01/2014 - 15:00
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Space-based information applied to tackle wildfires

2013 fire season in Portugal will be remembered as one of the worst since 1940

Wildfires remain a serious problem, presenting often-dramatic impacts that can only be minimized through a smart combination of technology, political decision and willingness to accept changes.

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Fri, 22/11/2013 - 09:48
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Why Colorado’s wildfires are becoming more destructive

The 346 homes destroyed by the Waldo Canyon fire was situated in Mountain Shadow
Colorado Springs, the county’s largest city, has driven much of the growth.

Some wildfire experts state that the expansion of communities in Colorado’s Fire Zone during the last decades is an important factor to understand the increasing destruction caused by wildfires of

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Wed, 13/11/2013 - 13:32
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How fire-detecting satellites could prevent wildfires

Western U.S. wildfires seen from space

A fire-detecting satellite has been designed by scientists from University of California, Berkeley with the goal of preventing hot spots from growing to out of control fires in the future.

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Wed, 06/11/2013 - 15:18
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NASA: Aqua satellite shows rim fire in central California

Red outlines represent hot spots where MODIS detected unusually warm temperature

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this image on 22 August 2013, of the fast-moving fire that started on 17 August in central California

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Mon, 26/08/2013 - 09:29
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Satellites help scientists and first responders to track fires around the globe

Satellites help scientists and first responders to track fires around the globe

For more than a decade Earth-observing satellites have been scanning the surface of our planet searching for fires while scientists combine their space-based data to predict crucial fire behavior a

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Mon, 12/08/2013 - 16:22
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NASA's Aqua satellite shows wildfires in central Russia

 Intense heat wave in central Russia

On July 25, 2013 the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured valuable images from the Khanty-Mansiyskiy and Yamal-Nenetskiy districts of R

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Tue, 30/07/2013 - 16:44
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Climate Change: Wildfires may contribute to global warming

Wild fires in Las Conchas fire near Los Alamos National Laboratory

The carbonaceous particles rising high into the air in the context of wildfires significantly degrade air quality, damage human and wildlife health, and interact with sunlight to affect climate

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Wed, 17/07/2013 - 08:34
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UN-SPIDER RSO in Ukraine participated in Workshop on Wild Fires

On March 4th, 2013 experts of the UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in Ukraine

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Tue, 02/04/2013 - 08:23
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