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forest fires

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Indonesian Haze from Forest Fires Plagues the Region

Martin Wooster, professor of Earth Observation Science at King's College London and National Centre for Earth Observation, was quoted as saying that the Indonesian fires are extremely hazardous to human health. Wooster was among a number of...

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Satellite Imagery, The New Weapon to Fight Forest Fires

As a senior expert at the newly-established Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Agency (BP REDD+), Erwinsyah is responsible for monitoring hot spots in the country’s forests and sending alerts to relevant agencies and local officials...

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

High-Resolution Satellites Help Monitor and Respond to Fires in Southeast Asia

One of the most devastating threats to the environment, economy, and human health in Indonesia comes in the form of fire. Forest and bush fires, illegal and often associated with agricultural expansion and land conflict,...

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Satellite Images Show 2,500 Hectares Lost to Forest Fires

Recent satellite imagery reveals that nearly 2,500 hectares of land have been destroyed by forest fires at Bandipur and Nagarahole National Parks since they began over a week ago on March 13. An additional 450 hectares have...

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Mapping Out a Solution to Asean Haze

Singapore will seek several concrete outcomes at an Asean haze meeting in Kuala Lumpur next week, and topping the agenda is an urgent push for Indonesia to provide official and accurate land concession maps. These maps, combined...

Friday, June 28th, 2013

What Data Can Tell Us About the Fires in Indonesia

People in Indonesia, Singapore, and parts of Malaysia are currently suffering from debilitating levels of haze resulting from forest fires. Air quality levels in Singapore have deteriorated to the worst levels ever recorded on the island, while...

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Five Firms Ordered to Submit Maps in Indonesia Forest Fire Probe

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an international organisation that monitors and promotes sustainable farming of palm oil, is launching investigations into five of its members in the wake of the forest fires in Indonesia. It...

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Mapping Indonesia’s Forest Fires

Satellite data show over 800 fires burning, many in former peat forests near Pekanbaru. Many hotspots are in concession areas of some of the world's largest palm oil and pulp and paper companies. Read More

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Nepal Forest Fire Alert System Launched

An operational remote sensing forest fire detection and monitoring system for Nepal was officially launched at a programme today in Kathmandu. The system which is also equipped with an automated alert system sending email and SMS notifications...

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Fires in Eastern Russia

Fires in remote regions of Siberia are creating a large quantity of smoke. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of the fires on May 24, 2011 at 02:55 UTC (10:55 p.m. EDT). The image was created from...

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