Orbital View: Wildfire Smoke Over the Mediterranean

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Via NASA's Aqua satellite: Last month, the Greek island of Chios was struck by wildfires that had smoke plumes billowing south over the Mediterranean sea. By August 21, local news sources were reporting that nearly 13,000 hectares of land had been burnt in the fire.

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Brian Fung is the technology writer at National Journal. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and has written for Foreign Policy and The Washington Post.

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