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New US government rule allows drilling in forested land

A new rule published by the U.S. government legalizes oil and gas drilling within forested land. This action threatens forest ecosystems, reversing decades of work to protect forested areas. For over 50 years, a public participation system has helped protect critical ecosystems and other natural resources. The U.S. has over 193 million acres of forested land spanning 47 states. Stakeholders with a strong interest in forest resources have helped defend this land. The stakeholders’ environmental r...
Tags: Design, News, US, Fossil Fuels, Drilling, Forests, Forest Service, Trump, Trump Administration

Rare Gabon burial cave reveals clues to African history

There are 30 skeletons in the Iroungou cave, and carbon dating has shown they are from the 14th century. It is only the second cave burial site to be unearthed on the continent The post Rare Gabon burial cave reveals clues to African history appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Europe, Dna, Nigeria, Article, Anthropology, Archeology, Forests, Gabon, DNA testing, Benin City, Sub Saharan Africa, Top Six, Gabon National Agency of National Parks, Iroungou cave, Iroungou

Bear that strolled through CA neighborhood is back in forest where he belongs

The large black bear in this video was observed ambling around a Monrovia, California neighborhood last Friday morning. The bear walked through residential lawns, driveways and rested in a nearby alley. The Monrovia Police Department says officers observed the bear's activities, after people phoned in, and called state Department of Fish and Wildlife workers to the neighborhood. From the Associated Press: The bear was eventually tranquilized and taken to the nearest suitable forest habita...
Tags: Video, Science, News, California, Funny, Animals, CA, US news, Wildlife, Forests, Bears, Monrovia, Oddities, Wonderful Creatures, Daly, San Gabriel Mountains

World's most instagrammed forests

About a third of the world’s landmass is covered in forest. And in addition to providing important stuff like the oxygen we breathe and habitats for wild animals, they also make for some downright jaw-dropping photographs. From the towering redwoods of California to the cloud forests of Costa Rica, the trees covering our planet can be our most beautiful sites when captured correctly. We took a look at’s study of the 15 most-Instagrammed forests in the world and found some of ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Mirror Lake, England, Instagram, California, Washington, China, US, Colombia, Atlantic, Poland, Brazil, Nottingham, Newfoundland

Trump's Vow to Help Plant a Trillion Trees Is Worse Than Stupid

Ever since visiting Davos for the World Economic Forum last month, Trump has been obsessed with trees. He continued going on about them at the State of the Union on Tuesday night.Read more...
Tags: Science, Trees, Davos, Forests, Trump, State Of The Union, World Economic Forum, We Speak For The Trees

California Is on the Brink of an Owl War

High in the Sierra Nevada, a spotted owl soundlessly touches down in a massive red fir. As its ears scan the forest for the faintest flying squirrel noises, the moon arcs overhead. A flood of hostile, feathered invaders is the furthest thing from its mind, but new research suggests that’s precisely what’s coming.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Forests, Sierra Nevada, Barred Owl, Birdmodo, Owl Wars, Spotted Owl

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Tech, gender, science and nature news from the first week of 2020 Italian Vogue’s Sustainable January 2020 Issue After Vogue editors across many international editions declared that the magazine would do its best to “preserve our planet for future generations,” Italian Vogue cut photo shoots—and photos—for its January 2020 issue. In a letter to readers, editor Emanuele Farneti details the embarrassingly long list of people, …
Tags: Art, Gender, Science, Design, Movies, Climate Change, Film, Tech, Nature, Egypt, Magazines, Vogue, Forests, Vogue Italia, Voice Assistants, Forest Fires

Purified Sewage Water Nourishes Forest in Egyptian Desert

To prevent desertification (the eventual progression of land from fertile to arid) in a region of Egypt where the issue is prevalent, scientists are rerouting sewage waste water from nearby cities, passing it through natural purification processes, and using the nutrient-rich solution to fuel the growth of a “green wall.” Named the Serapium Forest, this oasis exists in the barren area around the Suez Canal …
Tags: Design, Africa, Environment, Trees, Water, Sustainability, Nature, Egypt, Land, Recycling, Forests, Desertification, Deserts, Linkaboutit, Serapium Forest

One ton boulder mysteriously missing from Arizona forest has mysteriously returned

Last month, the "Wizard Rock," an iconic 1-ton boulder, mysteriously vanished without a trace from Arizona's Prescott National Forest. It was the third boulder disappearance in the region over the last few months. Now, Prescott National Forest officials report that the Wizard Rock has mysteriously returned. From CNN: The slab of black rock with streaks of white quartz holds special meaning to local geology enthusiasts, forest officials said. It's greeted passing motorists along scenic Highwa...
Tags: Post, News, Weird, National Parks, Arizona, Forests, Parks, Prescott National Forest, Boulders, Prescott National Forest It

Toshihiko Shibuya’s Tiny Art Resembles Blossoming Life

Displayed at a random location within the woods of Tomakomai in Japan, Toshihiko Shibuya’s most recent installation mirrors the emergence of biological life using 1,500 individual, pastel-colored pushpins meant to look like spores. These woods in particular serve as a surreal setting for the work as the trees here cannot root deep enough to sustain growing to great heights. Thus, they fall once they’ve grown …
Tags: Art, Japan, Design, Biology, Life, Culture, Forests, Linkaboutit, Installations, Art Installations, Push Pins, Tomakomai, Toshihiko Shibuya

National parks, monuments, forests

Gaze up at Half Dome , and it’s obvious why Yosemite has national park status. Witness the wildflower bloom in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park during spring, and it may be less clear why California’s largest state park doesn’t. The United States’ parks and public lands fall under a number of designations. Most of us have probably not reflected on what it means to be a national park rather than, say, a national monument, and those who have likely stumbled over the confusing nomenclature. To make...
Tags: Travel, Yosemite, Congress, California, US, United States, National Parks, Forests, Parks, Yellowstone, All, National Park Service, Nps, Bureau of Land Management, Wildlife Service, Woodrow Wilson

Photographer Jakub Wencek Explores The Forests Of Poland To Capture Fantastic Photos Of The Dark Side Of Nature

Wonderful forest pictures by Jakub Wencek, a gifted self-taught photographer, and nature lover based in Milicz, Poland. Jakub focuses mainly on nature, landscape, and forest photography. He explores the forests of Poland to capture fantastic photos of trees. More: Instagram, Facebook h/t: Source
Tags: Photography, Design, Nature, Poland, Forests, Side, Dark, Instagram Facebook, Jakub Wencek, Milicz Poland Jakub

European agriculture commissioner sees forests as key to bioeconomy

In Belgium, the European agriculture commissioner said during the opening of the Our Forests, Our Future conference that forests are key to developing Europe’s bioeconomy that is expected to generate one million new jobs by 2030. The future Horizon Europe program will further enhance funding opportunities in research and innovation for forests and the forest-based sector, notably to develop the bioeconomy. Under the Commission’s proposal for the future CAP, he said Member States will have more f...
Tags: Europe, Commission, Belgium, Forests, Producer News, Member States, Horizon Europe

The Race to Save the Most Endangered Conifer in America

TORREYA STATE PARK, FLORIDA—Religious scholars have long debated where Noah constructed his floating zoo made of “gopher wood” (Genesis 6:14) and what tree the ark’s gopher wood even came from. Some residents in the Florida Panhandle have an unlikely answer. The place in question is, well, there, and the tree in…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Trees, America, Noah, Endangered Species, Forests, Florida Panhandle, Hurricane Michael, Torreya State Park Florida, Torreya Taxifolia

Boy lost in woods for three days says a bear looked after him

Casey Hathaway, age 3, was lost for three days in the woods of Craven County, North Carolina before police found him alive and well. He had survived pouring rain and near-freezing temperatures. According to Hathaway, a bear looked after him in the forest. "He made a comment about having a friend while he was in the woods -- his friend was a bear," Maj. David McFadyen of the Craven County Sheriff's Office told CNN. "In the emergency room he started talking about what happened in the woods and h...
Tags: Post, News, Cnn, Lost And Found, Forests, Bears, Woods, Hathaway, Lost Boy, Craven County North Carolina, Craven County Sheriff s Office, Casey Hathaway, David McFadyen

Deforestation could wipe out over 50 percent of species in Haiti

According to new research from Temple University scientist Blair Hedges, the Caribbean island nation of Haiti is undergoing a mass extinction event, and the country is close to losing its rich biodiversity. Hedges — who has spent decades in Haiti’s rain forests — says that the results of his latest study are shocking. In a paper recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Hedges and his co-authors revealed that Haiti, which was once full of lush trees and teeming ...
Tags: Cooking, Design, News, Climate Change, Environment, Trees, Nasa, Wildlife, Deforestation, South America, Island, Forests, Haiti, Extinction, Caribbean, Species

Climate change is fueling wildfires, warns National Climate Assessment

Climate change is why California is burning, and thousands of its citizens displaced, injured, or killed by the wildfires that spread with never-before-seen intensity. Says who? The just-released U.S. National Climate Assessment, which Donald Trump's own administration released, but which the president seems to believe is a work of fiction. The 2018 National Climate Assessment clearly links the rise of catastrophic wildfires with anthropogenic climate change. Just this month, 85 people died...
Tags: Health, Post, Politics, News, California, Environment, San Francisco, US news, United States, Deforestation, Wildfires, New York Times, Fires, Forests, Donald Trump, Trump

A remote, off-grid cabin is elevated off the forest floor with log columns

Panama-based architect Jose Isturaín (JiA) has built a beautiful tiny cabin tucked into a remote, mountainous area in Panama. With the help of local builders as well as his own family, Isturaín constructed Cabin 192 atop pine columns to elevate the glass-enclosed structure off the landscape to reduce its environmental impact. Located in Altos del María, a mountainous region about two hours outside of Panama City, the cabin is the first structure of what will eventually be a family retreat cons...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Norway, Forests, Panama, Panama City, Cabin, Tiny Homes, Tiny House, Off-grid, Off-grid Cabin, Wooden Cabin, Tiny Cabin, Raised Cabins, Elevated Cabins

Nature-inspired Teak House welcomes Vietnams lush forests indoors

Architect Pham Thanh Huy of Vietnamese design firm 282 Design recently renovated a villa into the Teak House, a Northern European-inspired getaway in the cool highlands of Ngọc Thanh in northern Vietnam. Inspired by the surrounding pine forest landscape and spurred by sustainable principles, Pham Thanh Huy created the contemporary home mainly with teak wood sourced from sustainably managed forests. In addition to the predominate timber palette indoors, the house embraces the living forest with ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Vietnam, Forests, Mezzanine, Teak, Carousel Showcase, Sustainable Materials, Contemporary Architecture, Stone, Northern Vietnam, Sustainable Timber, Natural Materials, Floor To Ceiling Glass, Sustainably Managed Forest

Iceland is replanting its forests 1,000 years after vikings razed them

Iceland has become a popular tourist destination due in no small part to its breathtaking views and unique geological features, but it is also one of the worst examples of deforestation on the planet. When settlers first arrived in Iceland in the ninth century, up to 40 percent of the land area was covered with forests. The Vikings cleared these trees for fuel and to make space for grazing. Erosion from overgrazing and disruption from volcanic events left Iceland nearly without woods. Now, in c...
Tags: Science, Design, News, Environment, Trees, Conservation, Alaska, Plants, Ecology, Iceland, Forests, Tree, Vikings, Forest Service, Forest, Woods

How forest bathing can profoundly improve your health and well-being

Dive into the practice of forest bathing. Doing so does not clean your body, per se, but rather refreshes the spirit and benefits your mood and health. Even scientific studies back forest bathing. So what are you waiting for? Discover the new trend that can make you feel more connected to the world. What is forest bathing? Since 1982, forest bathing — called shinrin-yoku — has been practiced in Japan as a means of reconnecting with nature. The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and ...
Tags: Health, Outdoors, Japan, Texas, Design, Environment, Features, Mental Health, University, Forests, Health And Fitness, Green space, Nature / Environment, Don, Community Health, The Lodge

A Team of Conservationists Has Been Killed in an Ambush in Cambodia

Three men were found dead after confiscating chainsaws from illegal loggers
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Cambodia, Forests, Logging, Overnight, Onetime

Tinyworlds: gorgeous forest photos released under the Creative Commons

Rick "Tinyworlds" Hoppmann has released all of his wonderful forest photos under a non-commercial Creative Commons license. You can use it, remix it and share it yourself so long as you credit him and so long as you don't profit from it. If you want to use my photos for commercial use (e.g. album covers), please send me an email: rick.kelgar(at)
Tags: Post, News, Forests, Photograpy, Macro, Wonderful Creatures, Rick Tinyworlds Hoppmann, Mezaka

Saving old forests

Sustainable forestry aims to maintain wood supply whilst preserving biodiversity and the integrity of the ecosystem. Research shows that boreal forests, like those across much of Northern Europe and Canada, have higher levels of variability in their structure and dynamics when unmanaged, improving their biodiversity and the stability of their ecosystems. These unmanaged forests also have a higher proportion of older trees than those used in industrial forest rotation – around 70-100 years in Can...
Tags: Books, Featured, Climate Change, Canada, Journals, Ecology, Biodiversity, Forests, North America, Forest Fires, Northern Europe, Forestry, Oxford Journals, Science & Medicine, Earth & Life Sciences, Boreal Forests

Insider’s Guide to Adventure Travel in Guatemala

Travel Experta, Expat Mama, Educator and Entrepreneur - Inspiring Families to New Horizons Now that I have been around the touristic industry in Guatemala I noticed that most travelers seem to think that the country is all about Antigua, Tikal, Atitlan and Pacaya Volcano, some also go to Lanquin and Semuc Champey which is great. Even the kid of travelers looking for something more adventurous tend to stick to three volcanoes: Pacaya, Acatenango and San Pedro. I can definitely see why. After hi...
Tags: Travel, Camping, Mexico, Adventure, Lifestyle, Personal, Forests, Guatemala, Travel Tips, Central America, Adventure Travel, Destinations, San Pedro, Attraction Reviews, Eco Travel, Guatemala Travel

Indonesian president gives forest management back to indigenous communities

After decades of conflict over the power to oversee Indonesia's forests, President Joko Widodo gave management rights back to nine indigenous communities. According to the World Agroforestry Centre, millions of indigenous people cared for forests sustainably for centuries until the Dutch colonial government declared state ownership, and this moment marks an important milestone in the acknowledgement of indigenous rights. For years, indigenous communities have fought for recognition as their r...
Tags: Design, News, Indonesia, Environment, Trees, Earth, Indigenous Rights, Joko Widodo, Forests, Recognition, Forest, Indigenous, Nature / Environment, Indigenous People, Widodo, Indigenous Communities

Idaho's massive checkerboard forest seen from the Space Station

An astronaut on the International Space Station snapped this striking photo last month of forest land adjacent to the Priest River in northern Idaho. From NASA: The squares in this landscape checkerboard appear to be the result of forest management. Similar patterns originated in the 1800s, when alternate parcels of land were granted by the U.S. government to railroads such as the Northern Pacific. Many parcels in the Pacific Northwest were later sold off and harvested for timber. The land ...
Tags: Post, Photography, Space, News, Nasa, Idaho, International Space Station, Forests, Pacific Northwest, Space Station, Priest River, Land Management

German forester says trees are social beings with friends and personalities

A German forester said in a recent interview that trees are social beings that have friends and their own personality. Author of The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shared with Yale Environment 360 fascinating stories of relationships between different trees he has observed. His revelation of their inner lives may be vital for the battle against climate change. We rarely attribute feelings to trees, but Wohlleben does so without hesitation. He spun compelling tales to illustrate why he ...
Tags: Amazon, Design, News, Climate Change, Environment, Trees, Forests, Tree, Forest, Nature / Environment, Forestry, Pixabay, Yale Environment

More than 100 million California trees dead due to drought

Drought-stricken California is now facing another dire problem: dying trees. The U.S. Forest Service just reported that 102 million California trees have perished due to the drought, and 62 million trees died just in 2016. Officials fear the dead, dry trees could act as kindling as California battles more extreme fire seasons. The number of dead trees in California has increased by 100 percent from 2015, according to the USFS. Lifeless trees can be found across 7.7 million acres, and millions...
Tags: Design, News, Congress, Climate Change, California, Environment, Trees, California Drought, Drought, Global Warming, Forests, Forest, Nature / Environment, Environmental Destruction, California Forest, Tom Vilsack