Posts Tagged ‘forest’

P&G Investors Challenge CEO Over Forest Destruction Concerns

By Stand Earth, Popular Resistance. October 14, 2020 Above photo: Stand Earth. At the Company’s Annual Meeting. In win for advocacy groups, 67% of shareholders split from company’s recommendation and vote yes on key proposal to protect boreal forest of Canada, tropical forests in Southeast Asia. Washington – In a shocking move by Procter & […]

The Rendlesham Forest UFO Sightings: An Unresolved Enquiry

Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. The Rendlesham Forest UFO incident is without question one of the strangest tales, defined by considerable evidence and also serious questions. On December 28, 1980, US Air Force deputy base commander Lieutenant Colonel Charles Halt received word of bizarre sightings near and around the RAF Bentwaters and RAF […]

The Aokigahara Forest of Japan: Many Enter, But Few Walk Out Alive

The Aokigahara forest is situated on the north-western side of Japan’s famous Mount Fuji. It was born 1,100 years ago, when Mount Fuji erupted, spewing out lava for miles which later transformed into the 12-square-mile forest. For centuries, it was worshiped as a sacred place that enshrined dragons and water gods. Today, it is a […]

Fairy Creek Blockade Expands To Protect Rare Old-Growth Forest

Above photo: Old-growth forest in the Fairy Creek Valley. Two weeks into a campaign to halt logging of ancient rainforests in the last intact watershed of the San Juan River system, activists have set up a third blockade on unceded Pacheedaht Territory. In the midst of an ongoing climate emergency, logging of the ancient rainforests continues […]

Volunteers build path to historic site of cosmonaut landing in Russian forest

Volunteers have built a walkway leading to a special place in the history of spaceflight – the middle of a forest. The trail, deep in the remote Perm region of Russia, will take visitors to the site where 55 years ago two cosmonauts crash-landed after their spacecraft malfunctioned. After completing the first spacewalk in history, […]

Symbols of the Enchanted Forest? Witch and King’s Marks Carved into English Trees

How have these ancient markings carved into trees in the New Forest in Hampshire, including witch and king’s marks, gone unrecorded for so long? The Enchanted Forest of Symbolic Secrets Some over-achieving modern humans left flags at the poles of planet Earth while others left their footprints on the surface of the moon, and our […]

Seeing the Tree But Not the Forest: Systemic Racism in American and Israeli Policing

July 31, 2020 By Benay Blend Since the murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police, his name has (or should have) become a household word. When Mawusi Ture, an activist with the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP), asked if I would write about a similar incident, I was embarrassed that I had to look up the particulars of the case. […]

Forest fires surge in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, prompting fears for ‘planet’s lungs’

The number of forest fires in the Brazilian Amazon last month rose 28 percent from July 2019, satellite data showed Saturday, as environment groups warned a spike this week could devastate the rainforest, known as the ‘lungs of the planet’ again this year. Brazil’s national space agency, INPE, identified 6,803 fires in the Amazon region […]

A Forest Hymn

By William Cullen Bryant, 1824 The groves were God’s first temples. Ere man learned To hew the shaft, and lay the architrave, And spread the roof above them, — ere he framed The lofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems; in the darkling wood, Amidst the cool and silence, he knelt […]

Crowds Flock to Ancient Forest on Redcar Beach After Beast from the East Revealed Site

A petrified forest uncovered by bad weather is drawing the crowds to the seafront. It’s Redcar’s latest tourist attraction – but for how much longer is anyone’s guess. Since the Beast from the East blew and washed away swathes of sand from Redcar beach last week, the petrified remains of an old forest – as […]

‘Mystery Wind’ Wipes Out Patch Of Washington Forest

What in the world could possibly blow down more than 100 trees in the middle of a national park when no other major weather event was recorded in the area? That’s a good question, and one that could be explained either simply — it was a downdraft wind — or through a Sherlock Holmes-style breakdown […]

Frightened Cow Escapes Slaughterhouse, Hides In Forest For Weeks

A cow has managed to escape her fate at a slaughterhouse in the Netherlands by hiding in a small forest in the town of Lettele.  According to locals, multiple attempts to catch or kill the cow named Hermien have been futile. The cow and her siblings escaped last year when they were being transported to the […]

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 […]

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