Prince George plant will grind ancient cedar and hemlock into pellets to be burned for fuel overseas, destroying forest that’s home to endangered caribou and vast stores of carbon. Sean O’Rourke was hiking in B.C.’s globally rare inland rainforest this spring when pink flagging tape indicating a planned cutblock caught […]
Ancient redwood trees and California’s oldest state park have been devastated by the recent wildfires
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California’s oldest state park, has been greatly devastated by recent wildfires. The park is home to ancient redwood trees, some well over a thousand years old. It is still not known how many of the trees have burned. Many of the park’s historic […]
This video on the Amazon Rainforest fires aftermath, captured by a drone:
During the past few weeks, the top of the world has been burning. Vast swaths of the Arctic, from Alaska to Siberia, are on fire, with scientific agencies breaking out the term “unprecedented” to describe the situation. To the ecologists who work in the Arctic, this pyrotechnic summer is both […]
Here is a view from the guardian on how the forest fires are affecting the indigenous tribes of the Amazon: More video on the Amazon forest fires: Here is another video from the Huffington Post.
The world’s largest, and arguably most important, rainforest is on fire – and has been for weeks. An 84% increase in forest fires has been reported, compared to the same period last year. In total, more than 74,000 blazes continue to burn. Thousands of acres of the Amazon […]
The Earth is running out of wilderness, as farmland and city landscapes are increasing. Humans use about 40% of the land on Earth for farmland. Land on Earth in this case includes Antarctica and the far north. In fact, most of the land that hasn’t been farmed is […]