Tag Archives: fire

Video Blog: Fire-Fighting Plane

Last week, I helped fighting the fires in Chapada Diamantina National Park in Brazil for a day, after I had stumbled upon a squad of volunteer firefighters while hiking. It was tough work, particularly because so many fires were in … Continue reading

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Video Blog: Forest Fires in Chapada Diamantina

As promised, I will keep you updated on the forest fires in Chapada Diamantina National Park in Brazil. While hiking yesterday, I saw these fires from afar. Obviously, I wanted to get as close to them as possible. Who wouldn’t? Here … Continue reading

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The forest fires are still raging in Chapada Diamantina

The air-conditioned coach stops in the sweltering heat of high noon. Five men with heavy boots, in orange overalls, their faces covered behind pieces of cloth, protective plastic glasses and hats, storm towards the bus. Two of the men, who look as … Continue reading

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How cool people extinguish fires

Not only cool, but quite clever too: (Hat-tip to Jesse Williams.)

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Death to the Conifers!

Deforestation speeds up climate change in two ways: First, the loss of trees reduces the forests’ capacity to convert carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. Second, if deforestation is not carried out for the production of timber, but for the winning of … Continue reading

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