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Canadian Smoke Now Over U.S. East Coast

The smoke from the Canadian wildfires that was in the middle of the U.S. on June 30 has drifted its way to the East Coast obscuring parts of the coast from New Jersey to North Carolina.

Dozens of Alaskan Wildfires Detected by NASA Satellite

Dozens of wildfires have broken out in the Alaska wilderness this fire season.

Canadian Fires Continue

Canada is reeling from an early fire season this year as dozens of fires ravage at least three provinces of the country.

Smoke From Canadian Fires Drifts Down Into U.S.

On June 10, 2015, a Terra satellite image showed smoke from the Canadian fires drifting down over the U.S. mid-West.

Biomass Fires Across Several Countries in South Africa

Eastern South Africa is obscured in part by the bright red markers of active fire detections captured by MODIS on June 23, 2015.

Wildfires in Alberta and Saskatchewan

On June 28, 2015, the MODIS instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of wildfires burning in Alberta, north of the Athabasa oil sands.

Unusually Large Number of Fires Across Alaska

The fire situation in Alaska is very dynamic at this time, with 314 active fires in the State.

Wildfires in Russia's Tuva Republic

Wildfires are burning in the Tuva Republic of Russia.

Fires in Australia's Northern Territory

Smoke and heat from fires occurring in the Top End of Australia's Northern Territory.

Lake Fire in California Grows

The MODIS aboard the Aqua satellite acquired this image of smoke from the Lake fire streaming north on June 25, 2015.

Washington Wildfire in California

NASA's Aqua satellite recently spotted smoke from the Washington Fire south of Carson City, Nevada.

Lake Fire and San Gorgonio Fire in California

The Lake Fire (the larger of the two fires) is burning in the northern portion of the San Gorgonio Wilderness. All hiking trails into the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area have been closed.

Lake Fire in California Burns Over 11,000 Acres

The Lake Fire located in San Bernardino National Forest was reported just before 4:00 pm on June 17, 2015. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Wildfires in Siberia Surround Lake Baikal

Wildfire season is coming earlier and earlier to this area of Russia.

Satellites Enable Coral Reef Science Leap from Darwin to Online

With Earth-observing satellite data, scientists can now monitor the health of coral reefs, even in the most remote regions scattered around the globe where it is otherwise difficult to see changes.

Hundreds of Agrarian Fires in Angola

Small farmers in Angola have lit their fields on fire to get rid of extraneous plant materials and return the nutrients to the soil.

Biomass Burning in Central Africa

Bio-mass burning of old debris is often used by farmers to ready their fields for the new planting season.

Canadian Smoke Now Over U.S. Mid-Atlantic

Canadian wildfires have surpassed last year's fire season already and the main output, smoke, is now moving into the United States.

Smoke From Canadian Wildfires Drifts Down to U.S.

Canada has already had its share of wildfires this season, and the smoke from these wildfires is slowly drifting south over the United States' Midwest.

Large Wildfires Plague Alberta and Saskatchewan

Large wildfires have broken out in the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Bushfires in Shoalwater Queensland, Australia

There is a disconnect between the Rural Fire Queensland site and what the MODIS instrument on the Aqua satellite saw when this image was taken on June 05, 2015.

Fires in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada

These fires are in the Wood Buffalo National Park in Alberta and the Clearwater River Provincial Park in Saskatchewan.

Canadian Wildfires Continue and Increase

Hot spots abound in this image taken by NASA's Aqua satellite on May 30, 2015. When accompanied by smoke, as they are in this image, these hot spots are indicative of fire.

Human Caused Fires Burn in Northwest Territories in Canada

Summer weather brings warm, sultry days, but it also brings summer storms and lightning, which is one of the natural ways that fires begin. The other culprit for starting fires is humans.

Flooding in Arkansas and Oklahoma

Severe storms slammed the Great Plains this past week and the Arkansas River was another victim.
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