Forests

The fire advance at the village of Chaveira, near Macao, in central Portugal on Monday, July 22, 2019. More than 1,000 firefighters are battling a major wildfire amid scorching temperatures in Portugal, where forest blazes wreak destruction every summer. About 90% of the fire area in the Castelo Branco district, 200 kilometers (about 125 miles) northeast of the capital Lisbon, has been brought under control during cooler overnight temperatures, according to a local Civil Protection Agency commander. (AP Photo/Sergio Azenha)
July 22, 2019 - 5:46 pm
COLOS, Portugal (AP) — More than 1,000 firefighters and 14 water-dropping aircraft battled a major wildfire Monday amid scorching temperatures in Portugal, where forest blazes wreak destruction every summer. As temperatures reached almost 40 C (104 F) in the afternoon, and a wind blew up, the blaze...
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Rescued hiker Amanda Eller, left, has a moment with her mother, Julia Eller, before a press conference begins at Maui Memorial Hospital, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Wailuku, Hawaii. Eller said she fell to the ground and started bawling when a rescue helicopter spotted her in a forest where she had survived for two weeks by eating plants and drinking stream water. Eller says she set out for a 3-mile hike in the Makawao Forest Reserve on May 8. (Craig T. Kojima/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
May 28, 2019 - 11:23 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii woman said Tuesday she fell to the ground and started bawling when a rescue helicopter spotted her in a forest where she had survived for two weeks by eating plants and drinking stream water. Amanda Eller said crews in other helicopters failed to see her earlier in her...
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FILE - This Monday, May 20, 2019 file photo, of an image from a remote video camera provided by the Friends of Big Bear Valley, shows a bald eagle parent watching over its two chicks, on a nest covered with snow that fell overnight in the Angeles National Forest near Big Bear, Calif. Late season rain and snow were apparently too much for a bald eagle chick in a Southern California forest nest watched by a popular internet camera. The death of the chick named Cookie was announced Monday, May 27, 2019 by the environmental advocacy group Friends of Big Bear Valley and the San Bernardino National Forest. (Friends of Big Bear Valley via AP,File)
May 28, 2019 - 1:53 pm
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Late-season rain and snow were apparently too much for a bald eagle chick in a California forest nest watched by a popular internet camera . The death of the chick named Cookie was announced Monday by the environmental advocacy group Friends of Big Bear Valley and the...
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In this Friday, May 24, 2019, photo provided by Troy Jeffrey Helmer, resident Amanda Eller, second from left, poses for a photo after being found by searchers, Javier Cantellops, far left, Helmer and Chris Berquist above the Kailua reservoir in East Maui, Hawaii, on Friday afternoon. The men spotted Eller from a helicopter and went down to retrieve her. She was taken to the hospital and was in good spirits, her family said. Eller had been missing since May 8. (Troy Jeffrey Helmer via AP)
May 27, 2019 - 7:02 pm
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Three volunteer rescuers who found a hiker more than two weeks after she disappeared in a Hawaii forest described their elation and relief after spotting her near a waterfall in deep vegetation. Javier Cantellops, Chris Berquist and Troy Helmers said Monday that they saw...
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In this Friday, May 24, 2019, photo provided by Troy Jeffrey Helmer, resident Amanda Eller, second from left, poses for a photo after being found by searchers, Javier Cantellops, far left, Helmer and Chris Berquist above the Kailua reservoir in East Maui, Hawaii, on Friday afternoon. The men spotted Eller from a helicopter and went down to retrieve her. She was taken to the hospital and was in good spirits, her family said. Eller had been missing since May 8. (Troy Jeffrey Helmer via AP)
May 26, 2019 - 2:35 pm
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii woman who was found alive in a forest on Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago says she at times struggled not to give up. Amanda Eller tells the New York Times that despite these moments, she told herself "the only option I had was life or death."...
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Rescue leads Javier Cantellops, top, and Chris Berquist show some of the technology used for the search of Amana Eller at the Makawao Forest Reserve base camp on Saturday, May 25, 2019 in Wailuku, Maui. The Maui News reported Friday Amanda Eller was found injured in the Makawao Forest Reserve. Family spokeswoman Sarah Haynes confirmed she spoke with Eller's father John. Eller was airlifted to safety. (Bryan Berkowitz/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
May 25, 2019 - 10:47 pm
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii woman has been found alive in a forest on Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago. Amanda Eller was found injured in the Makawao Forest Reserve, the Maui News reported Friday. Family spokeswoman Sarah Haynes confirmed she spoke with Eller's father,...
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May 20, 2019 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday sided with a member of the Crow tribe who was fined for hunting elk in Wyoming's Bighorn National Forest, giving him a good chance to get a more than $8,000 fine against him overturned. The case the justices decided 5-4 is a win for Clayvin Herrera and...
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In this photo taken Monday, May 13, 2019, a sign for Sonoita stands in the heart of southeastern Arizona where owners of wineries and other small tourism operations worry that the Rosemont Copper Mine proposed to be built in the nearby Santa Rita Mountains could harm their businesses with mining trucks rumbling down scenic state highway 83 that runs past the range. Native American tribes are seeking an injunction to halt work on the copper mine project they say will desecrate burial and other sacred sites in the Santa Rita Mountains of southeastern Arizona. (AP Photo/Anita Snow)
May 19, 2019 - 2:34 pm
SONOITA, Ariz. (AP) — Scenic State Highway 83 gently curves through southeastern Arizona's wine country, past waves of blond grass dotted with orange-tipped ocotillo plants before the dark Santa Rita Mountains loom into view. The Milepost 44 pullout offers a panorama of the range in the Coronado...
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In this Monday, April 22, 2019 photo Goldman Environmental Prize winner Alfred Brownell, a Liberian environmental lawyer and human rights activist, stands for a photograph, in Boston. Brownell, a distinguished scholar at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, says he was forced to flee his country over his fight to hold a Southeast Asian palm oil company accountable for its alleged destruction of Liberian forest and abuse of indigenous communities living around palm oil plantations. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
April 29, 2019 - 10:05 am
BOSTON (AP) — When Alfred Brownell arrived in a remote Liberian village, the surrounding tropical rainforest had been leveled by bulldozers. Burial grounds were uprooted, religious shrines were desecrated and a stream people depended upon for water was polluted. Brownell, an environmental lawyer...
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People enjoy the ride in a horse-drawn carriage through the Wadden sea near Cuxhaven, Germany, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. (Mohssen Assanimoghaddam/dpa via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 12:16 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Meteorologists in Germany say rain forecast for the next few days is unlikely to provide much relief to parched fields and forests, raising fears of a repeat of last year's drought and serious wildfires. Udo Busch of the German meteorological agency DWD said if dry conditions prevail...
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