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November 26, 2015
Sunday the day of rest for fires
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Nov 26, 2015
Climate scientist Dr Nick Earl, from the University's School of Earth Sciences, found fires around the world appear to be strongly influenced by the working week and particularly days of rest associated with religion. Of the more than a billion global fires that burned between the years 2001 and 2013, Sunday was the least active day with only 104 million fires. That's nine million fewer fires, or eight percent less, than the number of fires on a Tuesday - the middle of the working week. ... read more
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France to deploy 11,000 police for climate summit
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Xi to bring no new concessions to Paris climate summit
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