17 May '11, 1am

Hundreds of fires burn in Alberta, Saskatchewan and NW Territories in Canada. @NASA MODIS images here:

Hundreds of fires burn in Alberta, Saskatchewan and NW Territories in Canada. @NASA MODIS images here:

Tan and gray smoke spanned hundreds of kilometers across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Northwest Territories, Canada, on May 16, 2011. At 10:00 a.m., the Alberta government reported 116 fires burning in the province, 34 of which were out of control. The following day, the total number of fires had dropped to 100, and the number of uncontrolled fires had dropped to 22, but four new fires had started to burn out of control. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite took this image at 12:35 p.m. local time on May 16. Similar images of central Canada are available twice daily. The top view shows a wide area to illustrate how far the smoke traveled. The lower image provides a closer view of a massive fire burning south of Lake Athabasca. Fire detections are outlined in red. Strong winds fanned the fires on May 15 and 16, pulling thick plum...

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

Tweets

Top Chef Canada's Horse Meat Episode Sparks Outrage

Top Chef Canada's Horse Meat Episode Sparks Out...

care2.com 16 May '11, 5am

An episode of Top Chef Canada scheduled to air on the Food Network May 16, has sparked some serious outrage over the use o...

Spill Baby Spill? The 5,000 Alberta Oil Spills Industry Would Prefer You Did Not Know About

Spill Baby Spill? The 5,000 Alberta Oil Spills ...

desmogblog.com 12 May '11, 7pm

Right now, the oil and gas industry is holding its breath as the approval of two major tar sands pipelines hang in the bal...