from Full Focus:

Images of August

September 2, 2013

Our top photos from the past month depict events including the gas attack in Syria, elections in Mali and wildfires raging in California.

from Photographers' Blog:

Singapore’s hazy skyline

June 24, 2013

Singapore

By Edgar Su

As someone who has lived in Singapore all my life, haze is not unusual, it is somewhat a seasonal event that I have become used to. But last Monday was different, I woke up to a slightly smokey smell in the air and the view outside my apartment was more hazy than usual. Immediately, I checked Facebook to see what my friends working in the city were experiencing. Many posted pictures of a very hazy skyline from the view in their office and remarked that even the air in the subway and malls smelled of smoke.

from Photographers' Blog:

Waves of fire

By Jonathan Alcorn
May 3, 2013

As wildfires rage through California, photographers Patrick Fallon and Jonathan Alcorn describe working on the fire line.

from MuniLand:

Mini stimulus coming?

By Cate Long
September 7, 2011

Mini stimulus for muniland?

The White House has been telegraphing the shape of the proposal that President Obama will make tomorrow in his jobs speech to a joint session of Congress.

from Photographers' Blog:

Tips on the fire line

June 17, 2011

My rental SUV smells like a junior high school locker room manned by a chain-cigar-smoking gym instructor and I am standing on the side of the road with my pants and shirt half off cleaning myself with baby wipes and I am itching in areas that are not suppose to itch like that… yeah, I am in the field covering a wildfire.

from Photographers' Blog:

An aerial view of Sumatra Island

August 12, 2010

I joined a Greenpeace tour flying over Sumatra Island to take pictures of their protest over forest destruction.

from Photographers' Blog:

Amid fires the air is thick with prayers

August 12, 2010

Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, wearing headphones, sits in the cockpit of a firefighting plane in Ryazan region August 10, 2010.   REUTERS/Ria Novosti/Pool/Alexei Nikolsky

The Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin occupied the nation's TV screens while reports of his bravado in fighting forest wildfires littered the media. The rest of the country were dead on their feet, choking with smoke as they fought the disaster.

from Photographers' Blog:

There is always one…Part three

July 30, 2008

Continuing this mini-series of highlights from the Reuters picture file, my eye was caught by Robert Galbraith's photograph shot in California on July 29. Robert was there to photograph the fires near Yosemite National Park, and saw this figure of an angel in the remains of a home burned in the fire.