Smog from fires in Siberia enveloped Moscow


On Sunday, residents of the capital began to complain of a smell of burning, the city was enveloped in darkness. According to Greenpeace, the suffocating haze in the capital and the area was caused by smoke from forest fires in Siberia. It is not so tight to deliver a serious concern, but it is quite noticeable from the ground.

The smoke of the capital and suburbs confirm pictures orbital radiometers MODIS and VIIRS. On images it is visible as the smoke traveled the country starting from the Krasnoyarsk territory and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district.

However, the Siberian fires are not the only source of pollution in Moscow and the Moscow region. Partly in the smoke here is guilty of the local natural fires and industrial emissions.

According to experts of “Greenpeace”, the official statistics reflect only a small fraction of wildfires in Russia. According to the FBU “Avialesookhrana” on the morning of Sunday, July 24, the country had 107 forest fires with a total area of 11 ha. 093 According to the data obtained from satellite images, the situation is much more serious — the total area of natural fires may reach 2 000 000 ha, according to experts from environmental organisations.

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