Forests - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Forests Students, Some Schools Take on Sex Assault A handful of school districts and student activists are at the forefront of grassroots efforts to grapple with student-on-student sexual assault. Mon, 22 May 2017 04:30:00 GMT 2017-05-22T04:30:00Z Go west, young pine: US forests shifting with climate change WASHINGTON (AP) — A warmer, wetter climate is helping push dozens of Eastern U.S. trees to the north and, surprisingly, west, a new study finds. The eastern white pine is going west, more than 80 miles (130 kilometers) since the early 1980s. The eastern cottonwood has been heading 77 miles north (124 kilometers), according to the research based on about three decades of fore... Wed, 17 May 2017 18:30:00 GMT 2017-05-17T18:30:00Z APNewsBreak: US plan to improve firefighter shelters falters BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Crews who battle wildfires will have to wait at least another year before getting better fire shelters than those that failed to save 19 firefighters trapped by flames in Arizona four years ago, officials told The Associated Press on Thursday. The deaths pushed the U.S. Forest Service to speed up work to get an upgraded shelter in plac... Thu, 04 May 2017 22:57:00 GMT 2017-05-04T22:57:00Z Family with 5 children adopts 6 foster children siblings FOREST PARK, Ohio (AP) — Six siblings who wanted to remain together have gotten their wish, thanks to their adoption by an Ohio couple with five biological children. Christopher and Christina Sanders live in the Cincinnati suburb Forest Park. They had taken the siblings in as their first foster children, ranging in age from 9 to 16. The Sanders' oldest biological child is 19... Mon, 01 May 2017 22:28:00 GMT 2017-05-01T22:28:00Z Illegal hunters kill 2 Liberia forestry staff after arrests MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A mob of people killed two forestry staffers who had arrested about 20 people for hunting illegally in Liberia's Sarpo National Park, authorities said Monday. The two forestry rangers on Thursday found a new base set up by illegal hunters and arrested 20 of them in the protected rainforest park which covers more than 100 hectares (247 acres) in Liber... Mon, 01 May 2017 15:41:00 GMT 2017-05-01T15:41:00Z Off-duty Border Patrol agent may have started Arizona fire An off-duty Border Patrol agent is being investigated for possibly starting a large wildfire in southern Arizona while target shooting last weekend, authorities said Thursday. Border Patrol officials said in statement that they were aware the investigation about how the fire began Sunday "involves an off-duty Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent" that they did not identify. ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:40:00 GMT 2017-04-28T01:40:00Z Wildfires scorch parts of Florida; gov. declares emergency TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters are battling wildfires from the top of Florida near the Georgia line to Miami-Dade County in the south as the governor declared a state of emergency Tuesday. Gov. Rick Scott said the proclamation will make it easier for state, regional and local agencies to "quickly work together to protect our families, visitors and communities" as authoritie... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 21:40:00 GMT 2017-04-11T21:40:00Z Poachers kill rare one-horned rhino in southern Nepal forest KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Authorities are searching for poachers who killed a rare one-horned rhinoceros over the weekend in the forests of southern Nepal and cut off the horn, officials said Sunday. Forest officer Nurendra Aryal said it was the first killing of a rhino in the Chitwan National Forest in nearly three years. Soldiers and forest rangers were scouring the forests ... Sun, 09 Apr 2017 15:00:00 GMT 2017-04-09T15:00:00Z Forget roses and birds. These folks like their big trees PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A horse chestnut tree towers over a busy street in New Hampshire's main port city. It's known for its history more than its height; legend has it that William Whipple planted it after returning in 1776 from signing the Declaration of Independence. But at nearly 70 feet (21 meters) tall, it is also big for a chestnut, and that is wh... Sun, 09 Apr 2017 01:34:00 GMT 2017-04-09T01:34:00Z Girl found living with monkeys in Indian forest LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Indian police are reviewing reports of missing children to try to identify a girl who was found living in a forest with a group of monkeys. The girl, believed to be 10 to 12 years old, was unable to speak, was wearing no clothes and was emaciated when she discovered in January and taken to a hospital in Bahraich, a town in Uttar Pradesh state in norther... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 19:09:00 GMT 2017-04-06T19:09:00Z Forbidden Forest: Spooky new 'Harry Potter' exhibit to open LEAVESDEN, England (AP) — The wizarding world held a reunion of sorts Wednesday as some veterans of the blockbuster "Harry Potter" film series gathered at the site just north of London where the films were made. There was Jason Isaacs, who played Lucius Malfoy, Evanna Lynch, aka Luna Lovegood in the films, and Aragog — the machine which made a very convin... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 15:35:00 GMT 2017-03-08T15:35:00Z Colorado's 834 million dead trees threaten to worsen fires DENVER (AP) — Colorado's beetle-infested forests are peppered with an estimated 834 million standing dead trees that threaten to worsen wildfires and degrade vital water supplies that flow from mountains, officials said Wednesday. Roughly one in every 14 standing trees in the state's forests is dead, with the total up 30 percent in seven years, the State ... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 01:37:00 GMT 2017-02-16T01:37:00Z Monarch butterfly numbers drop by 27 percent in Mexico MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico dropped by 27 percent this year, reversing last year's recovery from historically low numbers, according to a study by government and independent experts released Thursday. The experts say the decline could be due to late winter storms last year that blew down more than 100 acres (40... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 21:55:00 GMT 2017-02-09T21:55:00Z Study documents tree species' decline due to climate warming ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A type of tree that thrives in soggy soil from Alaska to Northern California and is valued for its commercial and cultural uses could become a noticeable casualty of climate warming over the next 50 years, an independent study has concluded. Yellow cedar, named for its distinctive yellow wood, already is under consideration for fe... Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:50:00 GMT 2017-01-06T17:50:00Z Swiss wade into complaint against WWF over tribe's rights GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities have taken the highly unusual step of wading into a dispute between international advocacy groups, agreeing to mediate over claims that conservation group WWF failed to do enough to stop "ecoguards" it supports in Cameroon from abusing members of an indigenous rainforest tribe. Survival International, a London-based group t... Thu, 05 Jan 2017 21:33:00 GMT 2017-01-05T21:33:00Z Man found dead in woods was booted from Coast Guard academy A man whose death in the western Maryland woods is being investigated by homicide detectives was a former U.S. Coast Guard cadet who was booted from the academy in 2014 following a sexual-assault investigation, authorities said Thursday. Following the disciplinary action, Alexander Stevens went home to Frostburg and enrolled at Frostburg State University,... Thu, 05 Jan 2017 21:02:00 GMT 2017-01-05T21:02:00Z Boko Haram leader says violent campaign continues MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram's leader has declared in a new video that he is alive, denying Nigerian government claims that his Islamic extremist group has been crushed. President Muhammadu Buhari said last week that soldiers had driven Boko Haram from its last forest enclave in the northeast, boasting "the terrorists are on the run, and no longer have a place to hide." Sat, 31 Dec 2016 14:39:00 GMT 2016-12-31T14:39:00Z Nigeria: Boko Haram is crushed, forced out of last enclave LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Boko Haram extremist group has finally been crushed — driven from its last forest enclave with fighters on the run and no place to hide, Nigeria's president declared Saturday. His victorious statement came as the Islamic State group, with which one faction of Boko Haram is allied, claimed a successful attack on an army barracks i... Sun, 25 Dec 2016 00:24:00 GMT 2016-12-25T00:24:00Z Sheriff's official: Rescue of family 'a Christmas miracle' A sheriff's official says it was "a Christmas miracle" that searchers found and rescued members of a Pennsylvania family stranded in two separate locations in a northern Arizona forest after their vehicle got stuck on a snowy road while trying to reach the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, which is closed for winter. Once a major winter storm began hitting t... Sat, 24 Dec 2016 23:57:00 GMT 2016-12-24T23:57:00Z Greenpeace, WWF cut ties with Indonesia pulp and paper giant JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Greenpeace and WWF have suspended their relationship with one of Indonesia's leading pulp and paper companies, saying it didn't live up to promises to improve its environmental record. The two organizations were members of an advisory committee for Asia Pacific Resources International, better known as April, that the company set ... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:47:00 GMT 2016-12-16T12:47:00Z Experts warn of mental health woes as wildfires ravage South ATLANTA (AP) — When U.S. Forest Ranger Jody Bandy confronted the man in the Pisgah National Forest, he said he'd been at the nearby wildfire and "couldn't take it anymore." Then he ran from the officer, tumbling head-over-head down the mountainside, into the river below and slamming into boulders in the water, Bandy said in a court affidavit. ... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:33:00 GMT 2016-12-04T17:33:00Z Workers: Sexual harassment also rampant at Forest Service WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months after uncovering rampant sexual harassment, bullying and other misconduct at the National Park Service, a House oversight panel says similar problems plague the Forest Service. A longtime employee at California's Eldorado National Forest said Thursday that the Forest Service "is rigged against women for reporting sexual harass... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:39:00 GMT 2016-12-01T23:39:00Z Canada PM approves controversial pipeline to Pacific Coast TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday approved one controversial pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast, but rejected another. He approved Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline to the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby, British Columbia , but rejected Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline to Kitimat, B.C. ... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 01:04:00 GMT 2016-11-30T01:04:00Z New mine brings big changes to town in Suriname rainforest LANGA TABIKI, Suriname (AP) — Muddy footpaths wind past empty homes, most collapsing into ruins. Dozens of stores and bars have closed. The most prominent citizen, the chief of a tribe descended from escaped African slaves, has decamped to the capital. A gold mine operated by a U.S.-based company opened recently in the rainforest of southern Suriname, bri... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:53:00 GMT 2016-11-28T05:53:00Z