Florida wildfires force evacuations, destroy homes
23 April 2017 | 5:00 am
A wildfire is burning in drought-stricken parts of southwestern Florida on Saturday.
5 Jul 2021
As Hurricane Elsa approaches Florida, hopes for Surfside collapse survivors have dimmed. Another building was evacuated after it was deemed unsafe.
6 Jul 2021
Tropical storm Elsa hits Cuba with drenching rain and strong wind as it makes its way north toward the Florida Keys.
16 Jul 2021
"I was out there. I saw the flames creeping up the side of the bluff," recalls Frank Lee Smith, a resident of Klamath County in southern Oregon, who had to evacuate due to the Bootleg Fire, which continues to grow. "It's slowly sinking in that I got no place to go to and now I gotta figure things out." Whipped up by dry conditions and strengthening winds, the Bootleg Fire has already devoured more than 212,758 acres (86,000 hectares) - the equivalent of 120,000 soccer fields.
18 Jul 2021
The massive fire raging in southern Oregon for the past 10 days is likely to continue due to unstable weather. A 'fire cloud' collapsed threatening firefighters with strong downdrafts and flying embers.
6 Aug 2021
A wildfire rages through the village of Afidnes, north of Athens - a blaze that firefighters had hoped to control but which regained strength after already destroying large areas of pine forest. Dozens of blazes have torn through Greece this week in the country's worst heatwave for over three decades.
20 Aug 2021
A forest fire in France's Var region, near the glitzy Riviera resort of Saint-Tropez, has left at least two dead and forced thousands of residents and tourists to flee. The flames have scorched some 5,000 hectares in a region known for its forests, vineyards and fauna since it broke out in the Plaine des Maures nature reserve on Monday evening.
28 Aug 2021
Firefighters continue to battle a large wildfire in Juqueri State Park in Brazil, which caused soot to rain over Sao Paulo.
15 Sep 2021
The blaze continues to rage close to a popular Costa del Sol resort, fanned by strong winds and late summer temperatures.
1 Oct 2021
The Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease has plagued Florida’s coral reef, killing nearly half of the state’s corals and majorly affecting the Florida Keys. In Orlando, the Florida Coral Rescue Center is racing to save these vital marine animals.
8 Oct 2021
Florida's Everglades National Park, the largest wetland in the United States, is under threat from climate change and has become a battleground for one of the most sweeping ecological conservation efforts on Earth.
23 Oct 2021
ZooTampa in Florida vaccinates a skunk with a specific vaccine developed exclusively for animals. The zoo in Tampa has begun to vaccinate animals who have been identified as most susceptible to Covid-19. The use of the special vaccine, which was developed exclusively for animals by the Michigan-based veterinary pharmaceutical company Zoetis, has been used for vaccinating those species that are known to be more vulnerable to contracting the virus in other zoological organizations throughout the United States. ZooTampa says it has received a shipment of approximately 220 doses – enough to vaccinate roughly 19 species which includes 93 animals such as Florida panthers, skunks, otters and primates.
20 Feb 2022
A viral video circulating on Facebook and Twitter since January 30 claims that "four busloads of illegals" between the ages of 18 and 25 were dropped off in a hotel in the US state of Florida. Is this really the case? Also, was the East German Communist flag erected during this year's Beijing Winter Olympics? We find out in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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