Posts Tagged ‘forest’

Greece evacuates villages as forest fires rage

Authorities in the Corinth region of southern Greece have moved people from six villages to safety as fire fighters battled a forest fire with scores of trucks and 21 aircraft, they said on Thursday. No deaths were reported in the blaze that broke out on Wednesday night at a small seaside holiday resort on the […]

Increased Risk of Forest Fires in Himalayan Region

This year much higher incidence of forest fires has been reported from Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. Generally the risk becomes high only in the summer season but this year the risk started during winter and has already recorded very high damage at the time of writing on April 4. To get an idea of the […]

Tribals / Forest Dwellers are facing eviction and backwardness in Yogi Raj

   The population of Tribals (Scheduled Tribes) in Uttar Pradesh is 11.35 lakhs of which 80% are landless. That is why the Forest Rights Act – 2006 and Rules 2008 came into force for the empowerment of Tribals. Under this law, Tribals and non-Tribals living in a Reserve Forest area were to be given a […]

The Forest Occupation Movement In Germany

Tactics, Strategy, and Culture of Resistance. Lignite mining, express highways, gravel mining, parking decks, lime pits, and candy factories all have something in common that might not be obvious at first glance. Capitalists need to cut down forests to make way for them. But all around Germany, people are mobilizing to stop them. Over the […]

Mobile vaccination unit inoculates Israelis on forest stroll

With Israel seeing a slowdown in its rate of vaccination and health officials trying to find new ways to encourage Israelis to get inoculated, Magen David Adom took a mobile vaccination unit to a forest in the south of Israel on Saturday, where thousands were visiting to see the spring flowers. The emergency service said […]

Palestinian indicted for murder of Israeli woman in West Bank forest

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Truth in a Forest of Lies

January 28th, 2021 By Jennie Ankney Guest Writer for Wake Up World There is so much information available to us now, and a lot of it is conflicting. Who are we supposed to believe? The world can be very scary with lock downs, mask wearing, heated politics, violent eruptions as corruption at the highest levels […]

Forest Service: Cutting Snags To Eliminate Endangered Species Habitat

Above photo: A northern spotted owl in a Redwood forest. For decades the U.S. Forest Service and BLM has been seeking out and cutting large dead trees in Federal forests to prevent areas from being listed as critical habitat for endangered species. This may be an intentional civil and criminal violation of the Endangered Species […]

California-sized area of forest lost in just 14 years

An area of forest roughly the size of California was cleared across the tropics and subtropics between 2004 and 2017 largely for commercial agriculture, finds a new assessment published by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The report looks at the state of forests and causes of deforestation in 24 “active deforestation fronts”, which account for […]

A Forest of Death and Deception

This article was originally published in 2011. Soon after the treaty was signed between Germany and Russia in August, 1939, the Russians occupied eastern Poland. They proceeded to arrest and imprison thousands of Poles considered to be “politically unreliable.” Aproximately 15,000, mostly members of the Polish military were placed into three prisoner of war camps. […]

Virus hunters delve into stifling Gabon forest to search for next threat

ZADIE CAVES, Gabon (AFP) — The scene looks like something out of a science fiction movie, or maybe some dystopian TV series. Six men in yellow biohazard suits clamber in suffocating heat towards a cave in the heart of the Gabonese jungle. Their quest: to unlock new knowledge on how pathogens like the coronavirus leap […]

Catwalk at Dakar Fashion Week 2020 moved to baobab forest amid COVID-19 pandemic

The 18th edition of Dakar Fashion Week hosted its main catwalk in a baobab forest in Senegal to maintain some social distancing. “With Covid, we had to be creative, I had to find solutions and above all we had to avoid (cancelling) the show, and here I think there is enough space so that no […]

Adventurer who found Forest Fenn treasure worth over $1m in Wyoming reveals identity

His name is Jack Stuef, and he’s a medical student and Michigan native.  He said on Medium he had initially wanted to remain anonymous, but the intense litigation and public speculation that has surrounded the treasure hunt forced his hand. “For the past six months, I have remained anonymous, not because I have anything to […]

Soul of The Forest: The Symbolist Art of by Edgard Maxence

Edgard Maxence (1871-1954) According to official sources “symbolism” was a late nineteenth-century art movement that advocated the expression of an idea over the realistic description of the natural world through the use of metaphorical imagery. This movement made its expression through literature and poetry but also through other disciplines such as music, theatre, and of […]

Government and the Old Woman in Forest

In the not-too-distant past, there was a very senior official .  He was an official of his own kind, very devoted to the welfare of the poorest people. He led a most simple life, so that he could devote himself single-mindedly to the dearest objective of his life which was to work for the welfare […]

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, […]

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