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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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