Forest Fire
Opinion  /  Published 31.08.19

Amazon fire and Bolsonaro's refusal to see it

Burn noticeSir — It is most unfortunate that the far-right president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, refuses to understand the gravity of the situation involving the Amazon forest fires. After the French...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 24.08.19

Amazon: The lungs of the world are on fire

Sir — The lungs of the world are on fire. Horrific images and videos of the forest fires in the Amazon with the hashtag, ‘PrayForAmazonia’, are all over social media. But saving the Amazon will ...
By The Telegraph in

North East  /  Published 19.02.20

Tinsukia forest fire rings alarm bells

Environmentalists have expressed concern over the fire that raged at Kashijan reserve forest in Tinsukia district of Upper Assam on Monday night, saying that such tactics were employed by encroachers ...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

World  /  Published 21.08.19

Fires rage in Amazon forests

Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil’s space research center INPE, as concerns grow over Right-wing President Jai...
By Reuters in Brasilia

World  /  Published 27.08.19

Brazil to reject millions in aid

Hours after leaders of some of the world’s wealthiest countries pledged more than $22 million to help combat fires in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil’s government angrily rejected the offer, in effe...
By Manuela Andreoni/New York Times News Service in Rio de Janeiro

Opinion  /  Published 26.08.19

The commodification of nature is criminal folly

It is hell fire alright. Worse, the flames that are destroying Brazil’s Amazon forest, threatening to turn a fragile, but crucial, natural system into ashes, signify mankind’s ability to create su...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 11.01.20

Age of fire

Sir — Close on the heels of the forest fires that have destroyed vast stretches of rainforests in the Amazon, bushfires have been raging through Australia, causing immense damage to the environment ...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 04.03.20

Jaldapara vigil stepped up

The forest department has decided to increase the manpower at Jaldapara National Park — the largest habitat of rhinos in Bengal — and constitute more anti-poaching teams in the run-up to Holi.The ...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

Opinion  /  Published 29.09.19

The ancient flames of forest fires

Arjuna might have found a perfect successor in Jair Bolsonaro. If this parallel seems odd, one only has to look at images of flames leaping from the Amazon and recall the incineration of the Khandava ...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

World  /  Published 23.08.19

Alarm and fear in Europe over Amazon fires

European leaders have reacted with growing fear and anger to the fires ravaging Brazil’s rainforest, calling it a worldwide crisis that is accelerating global warming — and one that Brazil’s lea...
By Richard Pérez-Peña and Matina Stevis-Gridneff/ NYTNS in London


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