Posts Tagged ‘forest’

Despite Tree Lovers Offering $150K to Buy Forest, Gov’t Sells It To Loggers for $40K Less

By John Vibes The Department of Natural Resources sold large portions of Indiana’s Yellowwood State Park to a logging company this week, despite the fact that people interested in conserving the forest offered considerably more money. On Thursday, an auction of the forest was won by Hamilton Logging of Sullivan County for just $108,785. However, the conversationalist owners […]

The Forest and the ‘Faustian’ Soul

Deep roots are untouched by frost.” — J.R.R. Tolkien It has been said that the Germanic soul and the forest are one and the same thing: the mythological Forest that contrasts the splendid isolation of man in his solitude against the infinity of nature. Only this kind of soul could have such a word in its […]

Research Shows What Living Near A Forest Can Do To The Human Brain

Next Story European research from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Germany suggests that city dwellers who live near nature experience positive effects on their brains compared to their purely urban counterparts, especially on the amygdala, the brain’s integrative center for emotions, emotional behaviour, and motivation. When we think of stress or fear responses, […]

How pure quartz was formed in the Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

     Our February issue, which focused on Petrified Forest National Park, generated a lot of reader interest in this Northern Arizona gem. And a few readers wrote to ask about something we didn’t mention in the magazine. “If the age of the trees and, I assume, tree pieces are more than 200 million years old, […]

A forest is much more than what you see:Trees talk to each other & recognize their offspring

     The Lorax might have spoken for the trees, but it turns out that trees can speak for themselves. At least to other trees, that is. While it’s not news that a variety of communication happens between non-human elements of the natural world, the idea of mycelia (the main body of fungi, as opposed to […]

Things Keep Getting Older: Archaeologists Find ‘Forest Cities’ That Are Least 45,000 Years Old

First we were told that the first human civilisations were Mesopotamia and Egypt, ca. 3000BCE. Then we found out about Göbekli Tepe, stretching the timeline back to 10,000BCE. And now, a new paper in Nature suggests that humans have been coming together in large numbers for a lot longer – but not in the now-arid […]

FAO introduces new guidelines to countries on monitoring forest resources

UN.org– FAO has developed new guidelines aimed at helping countries develop strong National Forest Monitoring Systems, which are key to measure progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). According to a press release published by the FAO Representation in the Islamic Republic of Iran, To fulfil their pledges under the Paris Climate Agreement and Agenda […]

Israeli Forest named after John Howard Australian Prime Minister

Israeli Forest named after John Howard Australian Prime Minister by Sonja Karkar There is something worrying about a prime minister of a liberal, democratic country who imposes values on his country’s citizens and those who wish to become citizens, yet does not adhere to those values when he regards it politically expedient to ignore them. […]

Nature Spirits – Elves and Fairies of the Forest

When folklore and legend were a very real part of every day life for the ordinary common folk, spirits were thought to be everywhere. For our ancestors, household, land, forest, and water spirits, were manifest. Volklore 🙂 #Folklore #Tradlife #whiteculture https://t.co/H1jvDErDIG — Volkish Folklorist (@CarolynEmerick) July 19, 2017 A great canon of lore built up […]

Man Walking Through Forest Captures Unbelievable Footage, As Ground Changes Before His Eyes

While enjoying a peaceful stroll through Nova Scotia, a man stumbled across a strange phenomena in the forest. He immediately pulled out his camera to record, and saved it to share on Facebook later. Within days, the video went viral. Not only were people mesmerized by the footage, but a lot of people were left […]

Quarter Of A Million People Say ‘No’ To First-Ever GE Forest Tree Proposed For US

Above Photo: By Brent Lewis/The Denver Post Overwhelming Opposition to USDA Proposal to Legalize Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Trees A Quarter of a Million People Say NO to First-Ever GE Forest Tree Washington, DC — Well over a quarter of a million people and 500 organizations submitted comments yesterday rejecting the commercialization of ArborGen Inc.’s genetically engineered (GE) […]

Forest Kindergarten: Running free in Germany’s outdoor preschools

     One early morning this past February, before the frost melted or the sun fully rose, 20 small children gathered in a scabby municipal park in Pankow, the northernmost borough of Berlin. The sky was gray and the ground was gray, but the children’s cheeks were bright and so were their moods. They ran in […]

Why does the Forest Service own a "national junkyard" of thousands of unused buildings that are falling apart?

(Natural News) When President Donald J. Trump released his first budget last week that called for cutting the rates of growth in federal spending across the board, it was met with horror, derision and threats of being “dead on arrival” by members of Congress. The disgusting and distrusted “fake news” media, on cue, went right […]

Wildfire rages in highly radioactive Fukushima mountain forest

A fire broke out in a mountain forest near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant on the evening of April 29, consuming an area approximately 20 hectares in size, according to prefectural authorities. The fire started on 448-meter-high Mount Juman in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, prompting the prefectural government to request […]

Raging forest fire forces hundreds from their homes in South Korea (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

The blaze, which started on a hill close to the city’s east coast at around 3:30pm local time Saturday, has so far damaged 30 houses. City officials have ordered some 300 residents to clear the area, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reports. Fleeing residents have taken shelter in nearby schools and other public buildings, officials […]

Sugar Shack Alliance Desperate To Save State Forest

SANDISFIELD, MA — Eighteen protesters were arrested this morning at the Otis State Forest after blocking an access road to a pipeline construction site, according to Massachusetts State Police. Kinder Morgan subsidiary Tennessee Gas Pipeline has started cutting trees within the forest, owned by the state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation, for a natural gas pipeline project. Tennessee hopes to complete […]

‘All roads lead to US & Canada in move to ban Russia from 2016 Rio Olympics’

     The US and Canada, the two predominant countries leading the doping inquest against Russian athletes, are not geopolitical allies of Russia, so that’s got to be borne in mind, journalist and broadcaster Neil Clark told RT. The World Anti-Doping Agency [WADA] report into Russia’s alleged state-sponsored doping during the 2014 Sochi Olympics has been […]

Sea lions, beluga whales and Tasmanian Devils suffering from rare cancers likely caused by industrial pollutants, say researchers

(NaturalNews) Although advancements in science are made nearly every day, there is still a lot of mystery surrounding the exact mechanisms of cancer. Now, certain animals that are highly susceptible to cancer are being looked at to help learn more about this baffling and devastating illness. Take, for example, California’s sea lions. Sea […]

UN’s Ban Ki-moon notes Russia’s crucial role in solving intl conflicts, as Ukraine fumes

‘Efficient, accurate’: Russian air warfare in Syria praised in classified NATO report In a press release posted on the UN’s official website on Thursday before Ban took the floor at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the top UN official noted that Russia “has a critical role to play” in tackling global threats “from ending the […]

Lightning strikes kill 3 and injure 5 in Bangladesh

     Three people were killed and five others injured by lightning in Kaliganj and Patgram upazilas of the district yesterday morning. In Kaliganj, a thunderbolt hit Mintu Miah and Asadul, sons of Harun-or-Rashid, while they were working at a field in the morning. They died instantly, said assistant superintendent of police Hossain Shahid Suhrawardy. In […]

Robots Kill 60,000 Jobs at Just One Factory as 40% of Labor Force Faces Extinction

by Melissa Dykes of The Daily Sheeple Human labor is worth less than ever at the notorious Foxconn factory. The company, known for producing Apple products and other American consumer electronics, was already notorious for driving workers to suicide at its Shenzhen, China location and prompting suicide nets outside the buildings. Now, the rise of […]

Nebraska farmers diagnosed with cancer are suing Monsanto over glyphosate

     A group of Nebraska farmers diagnosed with cancer is suing Monsanto, maker of agricultural chemicals and GMO seed. The farmers allege that glyphosate, the popular Monsanto herbicide, caused them to develop cancer and that the company intentionally misled the public about the dangers of the world’s most widely used herbicide. The lawsuit was filed […]

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2022 World Cup Already Responsible for Over 1,000 Deaths, FIFA Looks Away

Michaela Whitton (AM) : A new report by global human rights organisation Amnesty International has exposed systematic abuse against migrant workers building the 2022 World Cup stadium. While concerns over human rights in Qatar are nothing new, the country is clearly worried about news of such abuses reaching the rest of the world — as […]

These 7 Things Are Better Than Paper Money in the Bank When the Economy Collapses

So you’ve done the hard work of getting your finances in order and now you’re looking to invest your hard-earned surplus into things that will protect or grow it. Keeping your savings as fiat currency in the the banks may not be the safest way to store your wealth. Banks are beginning to give concrete […]

Probiotics to the rescue: The right gut microbes can help infants grow, even when malnourished

     Almost 180 million children across the globe are stunted, a severe, disabling consequence of malnutrition and repeated childhood infections that puts them at risk for cognitive impairment and disease. New studies now point to another player in stunting: the gut microbiome. The right combination of microbes, it seems, can tip the balance between stunting […]

The Usual Suspects Defraud Cleveland Police Misconduct Settlement Winners

A recent article in Cleveland Scene Magazine has cast a light on a diabolical plot by the city of Cleveland and the police to defraud people of their awarded police misconduct settlement. All the while, other recent articles by other northeast Ohio news outlets have been touting noble and honorable behavior by the same people! […]

Bronze, Iron Age items found in Tehran’s Kavousiyeh hills

TEHRAN, Jan. 10 (MNA) – Preliminary investigations in Tehran’s Kavousiyeh hills has indicated that the hills had been settled in Sialk 1, Sialk 3, Bronze and Iron ages. Iran’s Research Institute for Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT) public relations informed Mehr News about the new investigations on the archeology of the hills. Maryam Molaei, the […]

The UN library announced its most-checked-out book of 2015 – Immunity for International Crimes

The Dag Hammarskjöld Library at the United Nations — named after the secretary general who died in 1961 — doesn’t make the news very often. Meant to be used by the professional Secretariat staff of the UN and by national delegations, it stores documents and publications from the UN and related organizations, as well as […]

Science-Based Secrets for Reading Other People’s Minds

Imagine you’re really excited about a new idea for a collaborative project. You send an e-mail about it to a friend who you just know is going to be as excited as you. You’re waiting on pins and needles for a response, checking your inbox every hour. A couple of hours pass, then a couple […]

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