Sweden

Sweden: Unusually intense wildfires captured by satellite

This natural-color image of the fire in Sweden was captured by Landsat 8

Sweden is not a country typically known for its summer wildfires. Fires occur regularly, but not in the intesity of this year's blaze that has been affecting the region of Västmanland since 31 July 2014.

The fire grew to the largest one in 40 years. It has affected more than 150 square kilometers, killed one person and forced thousands to evacuate.

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World Water Week 2013 launched in Stockholm

The NASA/WRI session will look at satellite data for water management

Yesterday the 2013 World Water Week was launched in Stockholm, Sweden, an international event, organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute. The theme for this year's Week taking place between 1 and 6 September 2013 is “Water Cooperation: Building Partnerships”.

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