Russias catastrophic forest fires not just a natural disaster

9th August 2010, Comments 0 comments

French newpaper Le Monde has published an interview with an expert on Russia’s environment, Marie-Hlne Mandrillon, who says that though the drought and the highest temperatures since records were kept have contributed to the catastrophe, it is human interevention that has amplified the catastrophe. The Russian Emergencies Ministry says more than 712,000 hectares ...

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