09 Aug '11, 3pm

Fire in Great Dismal Swamp, Virginia [image] #NASA

Fire in Great Dismal Swamp, Virginia [image] #NASA

When lightning struck in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge on August 4, 2011, it hit land primed for wildfire. A previous fire in 2008 had killed trees and brush, leaving dead fuel in its wake. Grass and brush began to re-grow over the old burn scar, but in 2011, drought dried the plants and soil. And so, when lightning struck on August 4, it ignited the steadily growing Lateral West fire in southern Virginia. This image, taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite on August 8, shows that the fire is producing dense smoke as it burns in the swamp. The fire is burning through dry grass and brush, dead vegetation left by the 2008 fire, and pine forest, but the worst of the smoke comes from the burning soil. Extreme heat and unusually dry weather dried the soil, which is made up of partially decomposed plant matter...

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?...

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Epitome of high rise fire. Robinson Road fire, history just repeated itself.

Epitome of high rise fire. Robinson Road fire, ...

asiaone.com 10 Aug '11, 4am

AsiaOne Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011 *Latest at 2.30pm One person died in the fire that broke out at Robinson Road this morning...

the lunchtime drama along Robinson Rd. One pers...

channelnewsasia.com 10 Aug '11, 6am

Singapore: One person was killed when fire broke out at an office building in the Robinson Road CBD this morning. A Singap...

1 person dead after fire breaks out in office b...

todayonline.com 10 Aug '11, 6am

SINGAPORE - One person was killed in a fire that broke out at about 10am this morning, at the Afro Asia Building at Robins...

Bikes with Great Lights

Bikes with Great Lights

cleantechnica.com 11 Aug '11, 11pm

Meanwhile in California, inventor Kent Frankovich has teamed with partners Adam Pettler and Jim Houk to develop their Revo...

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle [image] #NASA

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 18 Aug '11, 4pm

For two and a half months Chile’s Puyehue Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex has erupted nearly continuously. Since the violen...

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 Aug '11, 10pm

Puyehue Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex emitted a pale plume of gas and ash on August 18, 2011. Activity started on June 4,...

Did you see the fire at Shenton Way this morning? What happened?

Did you see the fire at Shenton Way this mornin...

singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg 10 Aug '11, 3am

A fire has broken out in a sixth floor unit in Afro-asia Building on Robinson Road this morning (Aug 10). SCDF personnel a...