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Forest fire in Lanao del Sur feared volcano-related

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FOREST FIRE. Smoke rises from a forest fire between Mount Latukan and Mount Piagayungan in barangay Sandab, Butig, Lanao del Sur on January 22, 2016. Photo courtesy of the Lanao del Sur Provincial Information Office
The site of the fire has an active volcano, Mount Makaturing

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines (Jan. 22, 2016) — Lanao del Sur officials are investigating the cause of the fire that razed the mountain forests of Butig town in the province on Thursday night, January 21, including concerns that it might have been triggered by volcanic activity.

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How Earth Changed In 2015

From raging forest fires to dwindling snowmelt to the extraordinary birth of new ocean islands

January 13, 2016 — Sometimes the best way to witness planetary happenings — and to gain perspective on them — is from high above. Below are satellite images and aerial photos from the NASA Earth Observatory that capture some of the more dramatic changes that shaped the earth over the past year.

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Forests face more fire, insects and disease

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A family hikes through an ancient grove of cedar trees in northern Idaho. Trees like western red cedar and western white pine are better poised to withstand changing conditions due to climate change. Lewiston Tribune photo
Climate change may set up one of Idaho’s iconic but downtrodden tree species for a comeback, even as others become more susceptible to fire, insects and disease.

January 1, 2016 — Researchers say in general the state’s diversity of tree species, habitat types and climatic zones leaves its forests well-positioned to adapt to changing temperatures and precipitation patterns.

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Weird weather brings warm welcome to 2016

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With El Niño showing little sign of running out of steam, 2016 could be warmer still, but the following years may be less extreme

LONDON, United Kingdom (Dec. 31, 2015) — With temperatures above freezing at the North Pole, deadly tornadoes in Texas, extreme heat in Australia and floods in Britain and Missouri, the world is beset by extreme weather events as it welcomes 2016.

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