Hawaii woman fell to ground bawling when found in forest

U.S. 05/28/19, 19:49

A Hawaii woman said Tuesday she fell to the ground and started bawling when a rescue helicopter spotted her in a forest where she had survived for two weeks by eating plants and drinking stream water. Amanda Eller said crews in other helicopters failed to see her earlier in her ordeal. "I ...

Eagle chick seen on internet cam dies after California storm

U.S. 05/28/19, 11:09

Late season rain and snow were apparently too much for a bald eagle chick in a Southern California forest nest watched by a popular internet camera .The death of the chick named Cookie was announced Monday by the environmental advocacy group Friends of Big Bear Valley and the San Bernardino ...

Monitoring group: Deforestation up 20% in Brazil’s Amazon

Enviroment 05/27/19, 15:58

A non-governmental group that has monitored the Amazon rainforest for two decades said Monday that the pace of deforestation increased 20% in the most recent nine months.Imazon said satellite imagery showed the region lost 2,169 square kilometers (837 square miles) of forest from August through April, up from 1,807 square ...

Hawaii woman rescued from forest told self not to give up

U.S. 05/26/19, 14:26

A Hawaii woman who was found alive in a forest on Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago said she at times struggled not to give up. Amanda Eller told the New York Times that despite these moments, she told herself "the only option I had was life ...

Hawaii woman missing for 2 weeks rescued from Maui forest

U.S. 05/25/19, 21:47

A Hawaii woman has been found alive in a forest on Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago. Amanda Eller was found injured in the Makawao Forest Reserve, the Maui News reported Friday. Family spokeswoman Sarah Haynes confirmed she spoke with Eller's father, John. Eller was airlifted to safety. John ...

Climate activists call for action in Latin America

Enviroment 05/24/19, 13:58

Climate change activists in Latin America rallied for action on global warming Friday, heeding a call by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg to hold demonstrations across the world.In Rio de Janeiro, a small group of students gathered outside the state legislature to deliver a letter dated from the future in which ...

Peru’s military tries to curb illegal gold mining in Amazon

America 05/16/19, 00:01

By day, Peruvian police and soldiers search for and destroy equipment used by illegal gold miners in a part of the Amazon rainforest where mining has transformed once-dense foliage into a desert pocked with dead trees and toxic pools. As night falls, they play cards and soccer, call family from ...

Thousands of fires recorded across Mexico this year

Enviroment 05/15/19, 11:52

Mexico is facing an extremely heavy season of brush and forest fires, with 4,425 blazes recorded so far this year.The federal Environment Department said Wednesday that 3,800 firefighters are combatting an average of about 100 fires per day in brush, scrub, agricultural and forest land throughout the country. Fire risk ...

Explains: Brazil’s environmental changes under Bolsonaro

America 05/14/19, 23:03

The administration of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has canceled a United Nations climate change workshop to be held in the city of Salvador in August, reaffirming its lack of interest in participating in international efforts to fight global warming. This is not the first time the far-right Bolsonaro has made ...

Lawyer fighting palm oil among 6 to win environmental prize

Enviroment 04/29/19, 04:05

When Alfred Brownell arrived in a remote Liberian village, the surrounding tropical rainforest had been leveled by bulldozers. Burial grounds were uprooted, religious shrines were desecrated and a stream people depended upon for water was polluted.Brownell, an environmental lawyer and activist, blamed the devastation on the palm oil company Golden ...

Tahoe residents oppose new homes in path of wildfire danger

U.S. 04/25/19, 05:14

During her career as a flight attendant, Laura Haneveld had a checklist to remind her what to do in the event of a fire."The most important thing on an airplane is fire, whether you are on the ground or whether you are up in the air," Haneveld said. "I'm very ...

Germany: Dry weather raises fears of forest fires, drought

Europe 04/24/19, 11:16

Meteorologists in Germany say rain forecast for the next few days is unlikely to provide much relief to parched fields and forests, raising fears of a repeat of last year's drought and serious wildfires.Udo Busch of the German meteorological agency DWD said if dry conditions prevail, the drought that caused ...

Brazilian president faces opposition in NY over museum event

New York 04/13/19, 18:02

The president of Brazil may not be a welcome guest in New York — at least, not at one event.President Jair Bolsonaro (zhah-EER!-bohl-soh-NAH'-roh) is to be honored at the American Museum of Natural History in May, invited by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce that rented space there for its annual ...

Poll workers journey to reach India’s most remote voters

Asia & Pacific 04/13/19, 01:38

The figures involved in India's general election are staggering: 900 million voters, 83 million first-time voters, 11 million poll workers, nearly 4 million electronic voting machines, 1 million polling booths and 570 special trains for migrant laborers and security personnel.Such numbers convey the scale of the world's biggest democratic exercise. ...

California fire risk shows urgent need for prevention work

U.S. 04/11/19, 07:17

With nearly 40 million people living in California and development spreading into once-wild regions, some of the state's best tools toward preventing wildfires can't be widely used. Still, there is growing agreement that the state must step up its use of forest management through prescribed burns and vegetation removal in an ...

China says 30 killed fighting mountain forest fire

World 04/01/19, 11:00

A fire high in the mountains of western China's Sichuan province has killed 30 firefighters and others, the government said Monday.The deaths occurred after a change of wind Sunday as the firefighters were battling the blaze in a rugged area at an altitude of 3,800 meters (12,500 feet), according to ...

Forest fire burns thousands of acres in New Jersey Pinelands

U.S. 03/31/19, 16:10

Authorities say fire whipped by high winds has spread over thousands of acres of state land in New Jersey's Pine Barrens, a forested area of coastal plain that stretches more than 1 million acres.State environmental protection department officials say the blaze was reported Saturday afternoon in Penn State Forest in ...

Forest Service firefighter killed in Texas helicopter crash

U.S. 03/29/19, 09:16

The U.S. Forest Service says a firefighter from California has died in a helicopter crash in the Sam Houston National Forest in Texas. The agency says Daniel Laird was a two-decade veteran of the U.S. Forest Service. He was helping with a controlled burn when the helicopter crashed Wednesday in Montgomery ...

California National Guard to leave border, help stop fires

U.S. 03/20/19, 01:37

California is calling in the National Guard for the first time next month to help protect communities from devastating fires like the one that largely destroyed the city of Paradise last fall. It's pulling the troops away from President Donald Trump's border protection efforts and devoting them to fire protection, another ...

Bald eagle lays second egg in Southern California mountains

U.S. 03/11/19, 14:50

A second egg has been laid in a nest shared by two bald eagles in Southern California and nature lovers will anxiously watch for the hatchings via an online live feed .The first egg arrived March 6, followed by the second one on Saturday. The U.S. Forest Service says the ...

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