Domestic coal and wet wood burning to be banned across England by 2023

The move aims to encourage the use of cleaner fuels in the home – wood-burning stoves and coal fires are the single largest source of particulate matter pollutants

Climate conditions and wildfires causing massive fish die-offs in Australia

The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries has announced a number of major ‘fish kills’ have been reported in rivers and other waterways across the region

Number of fires in Amazon up 30% in 2019 – but still fewer than 2017 and 2015

The National Institute for Space Research says there were 89,178 fires recorded throughout the year

Australian bushfire emissions since August reach 250 million tonnes

This is almost half of the country’s entire annual greenhouse gas emissions in 2018

California Governor declares forest fire emergency

Pacific Gas & Electric has initiated a safety power shutoff across the state to stop fires spreading

Fire breaks out on tanker at Sture oil terminal in Norway

The caption of the ship reported all the 23 people aboard have been accounted for

Apple CEO commits company to Amazon rainforest donation

Tim Cook tweeted: ‘It’s devastating to see the fires and destruction ravaging the Amazon rainforest, one of the world’s most important ecosystems’

Tesla and Walmart address ‘solar panel fire’ issues

Walmart previously launched a lawsuit, accusing Tesla of ‘gross negligence and failure’ to live up to industry standards

Walmart sues Tesla over alleged solar panels that caused fires

The lawsuit alleges Tesla did not ground its systems properly and the solar panels installed at Walmart sites were defective

‘Avian incident’ knocks 84% of US solar farm off the grid

Only 40MW of Clearway Energy’s 250MW California Valley Solar Ranch remained operational after a bird caused a fire