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Plan to plant genetically engineered trees throughout US to save dying forests

Inserting genes to protect against foreign diseases and pests could bring species back from brink of extinction
Independent - Published

Koalas in same danger as orangutans unless ‘urgent’ action taken: WWF

The President of World Wildlife Fund International is urging Australia to better protect forests and koalas, saying “the international community is closely watching”.
SBS - Published

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Passengers Find Live Scorpion On Plane [Video]Passengers Find Live Scorpion On Plane

Passengers were terrified when a live SCORPION crawled out of the overhead baggage compartment. The Lion Air flight set off from the Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport in Pekanbaru,..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:58Published

San Diego's kelp forests keep a holdfast on coast, despite climate threats [Video]San Diego's kelp forests keep a holdfast on coast, despite climate threats

This is California’s other forest, an aquatic counterpart to the state’s storied redwood groves. And like those ancient groves, they face an uncertain future.

Credit: NYDN tronc     Duration: 02:56Published

Wild and captive elephants baffle forest officials with their unlikely friendship [Video]Wild and captive elephants baffle forest officials with their unlikely friendship

Indian forest officials are baffled by a wild elephant that has managed to make friends with a captive elephant. The wild elephant, Chinna Thambi (in radio collar), has been visiting the captive..

Credit: Newsflare     Duration: 03:44Published

California Has Lost 18 Million Trees Since Fall 2017 [Video]California Has Lost 18 Million Trees Since Fall 2017

But a state forestry official says that figure is actually "encouraging."

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

TERESA HELBIG Madrid Fashion Week Fall/Winter  2019-20 | FashionTV | FTV [Video]TERESA HELBIG Madrid Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019-20 | FashionTV | FTV

MADRID - During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, Barcelona-based fashion designer, Teresa Helbig, showcased her collection for Autumn – Winter 2019 inspired by the mystery and power of witches...

Credit: FashionTV     Duration: 11:26Published

Officials have close encounter with rogue elephant [Video]Officials have close encounter with rogue elephant

This is the moment a rogue elephant came face-to-face with officials who were tracking it. While the elephant, Chinna Thambi did not make any attempt to attack them, the officials had no choice but..

Credit: Newsflare     Duration: 02:46Published

Chainsaw-Wielding Samaritan Clears Fallen Trees in Santa Cruz Mountains [Video]Chainsaw-Wielding Samaritan Clears Fallen Trees in Santa Cruz Mountains

A Soquel man with a fondness for chainsaws patrols the Santa Cruz Mountains on his own time -- and own dime -- clearing fallen trees that often plague the roads after strong storms. Katie Nielsen..

Credit: CBS 5 SF KPIX     Duration: 02:03Published

Canadian reveals secret to beating the cold and climate change [Video]Canadian reveals secret to beating the cold and climate change

The cold weather has been making headlines and causing sensation all over North America. Severe weather warnings have created panic and prompted discussions about how to survive the polar vortex that..

Credit: Rumble Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

DNR temporarily lifting permit requirements for firewood on state lands [Video]DNR temporarily lifting permit requirements for firewood on state lands

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is suspending the requirement for firewood permits on state-managed forests and game areas.

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:24Published

Leopard causes panic in Jalandhar, attacks residents [Video]Leopard causes panic in Jalandhar, attacks residents

A leopard launched attack on residents of Jalandhar city in northern India. The leopard attacked at least six people before it was caught. Punjab state wildlife officials said the animal had strayed..

Credit: Hindustan Times     Duration: 00:47Published

Romania government accused of allowing illegal logging in forests [Video]Romania government accused of allowing illegal logging in forests

The Romanian government is facing widespread allegations of corruption and mismanagement.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:05Published

Dream Jobs: Perfumer [Video]Dream Jobs: Perfumer

She's a professional "Nose": an authority on how to create unique aromas.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 03:44Published

North Korea’s vision of coal-fueled economy bodes ill for people's well-being [Video]North Korea’s vision of coal-fueled economy bodes ill for people's well-being

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un plans to make greater use of coal to boost the economy, but burning coal may pose a threat to his people who are already breathing some of the world's most toxic air..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:44Published

Volvo builds a sustainable seawall to fight plastic pollution [Video]Volvo builds a sustainable seawall to fight plastic pollution

SYDNEY — Volvo is working on what it calls Living Seawalls which mimic the structure of mangrove roots, to recreate habitats for marine life that were once supported by mangrove trees. It is..

Credit: TomoNews US     Duration: 01:53Published

Volvo builds a sustainable sea wall to fight plastic pollution [Video]Volvo builds a sustainable sea wall to fight plastic pollution

Volvo is working on what it calls Living Seawalls which mimic the structure of mangrove roots, to recreate habitats for marine life that were once supported by mangrove trees.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 00:50Published

Cool Off in Ice Caves in North Dakota's Badlands [Video]Cool Off in Ice Caves in North Dakota's Badlands

Hike to ice caves and crawl inside to cool off in North Dakota's Badlands with explorer Darley Newman.

Credit: Travels with Darley     Duration: 02:25Published

Saving Kenya's 'Water Towers' - FT.com [Video]Saving Kenya's 'Water Towers' - FT.com

► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs Visit the Financial Times at: http://www.ft.com/video for more news on the situation in Nairobi, Kenya and other developments..

Credit: Financial Times     Duration: 03:38Published

Romeo, the World's Loneliest Frog, Finally Finds His Juliet [Video]Romeo, the World's Loneliest Frog, Finally Finds His Juliet

The world’s loneliest frog has finally found a mate, thanks to the efforts of the Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) and scientists at the Museo d’Orbigny Alcide in Cochabamba,..

Credit: Storyful Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

A Shut Down Government Can't Prepare For Natural Disasters [Video]A Shut Down Government Can't Prepare For Natural Disasters

During a government shutdown, agencies like NOAA and FEMA are limited in how much work they can do to prepare the US for natural disasters.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

Colorado State Forest Service: Study shows our forests are in trouble from beetle kill [Video]Colorado State Forest Service: Study shows our forests are in trouble from beetle kill

In Colorado, the beautiful outdoors set our state apart from all the others. But our forests are in trouble because lurking below the tree lines are silent killers, sucking the life out of trees.

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 01:52Published

Strong durian bearers carry up to 120 kg of fruit to market every day [Video]Strong durian bearers carry up to 120 kg of fruit to market every day

Durian season has begun in Indonesia, and the Baduy tribal community has started harvesting the heavy fruits from the forest and carrying them to market in loads of up to 80kg. However, bringing in..

Credit: Newsflare     Duration: 04:04Published

Many coffee species threatened with extinction - scientists [Video]Many coffee species threatened with extinction - scientists

Climate change and deforestation are putting more than half the world's wild coffee species at risk of extinction, including the popular commercial coffees Arabica and Robusta, scientists warned on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

2020 Kia Telluride Interior Design [Video]2020 Kia Telluride Interior Design

Large, bold, capable and comfortable, the midsize Telluride SUV opens the door to exploring in a whole new way. Imagined in America, designed at Kia’s design studio in California, and assembled in..

Credit: AutoMotions     Duration: 01:02Published

2020 Kia Telluride Exterior Design [Video]2020 Kia Telluride Exterior Design

Large, bold, capable and comfortable, the midsize Telluride SUV opens the door to exploring in a whole new way. Imagined in America, designed at Kia’s design studio in California, and assembled in..

Credit: AutoMotions     Duration: 02:24Published

2020 Kia Telluride Driving Video [Video]2020 Kia Telluride Driving Video

Large, bold, capable and comfortable, the midsize Telluride SUV opens the door to exploring in a whole new way. Imagined in America, designed at Kia’s design studio in California, and assembled in..

Credit: AutoMotions     Duration: 02:48Published

 

Labor's 'sea to summit' hike trail being clearfelled before it's built

A promised world-class hiking trail linking Victoria's alpine forests with its wild coast is being logged before the walking route has even been established.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

'Gobsmacking': Forests need decades to recover from bushfires

Scientists previously predicted forest soils only needed 10 to 15 years to recover from bushfires or logging.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Aust scientists find termites help forests

Termites might tear apart houses but Australian researchers say some species appear to help rainforests during drought.
SBS - Published

This could be Queensland's newest critically endangered species

Like the jaguar in the Amazon and the grey wolf in Yellowstone; forests in northern Queensland would slowly change without this marsupial.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Is geotagging on Instagram ruining natural wonders? Some say yes

Last week, one town's tourism board pleaded with visitors to stop geotagging photos in an effort to protect their pristine forests and remote lakes.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Finns troll Trump for suggesting they 'rake and clean' forests to prevent wildfires

Finns mocked Donald Trump after he suggested California should do more "raking" like Finland to prevent wildfires.
SBS - Published

'Vandalism': environment groups slam move to increase native forestry

Critics say the Berejiklian government's measures would "trash large areas of old-growth forests, which are among the last refuges on earth for an astonishing array of species".
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

California officials try to account for hundreds missing in fire's wake

Meanwhile, Donald Trump has doubled down on his criticism of California for, in his view, failing to manage forests.
Sydney Morning Herald - Published Also reported by •The AgeBrisbane Times

Possum protection zones could be chopped in Coalition timber plan

Logging no-go zones for the Leadbeater’s possum could be scaled back by the Coalition, opening up more of the state’s native forests for timber harvesting.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Bush turns its back on support for logging native forests

Harvesting of native forests is overwhelmingly unpopular, including in rural and regional communities, according to a leaked study commissioned by the timber industry.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Trump blames California fires on 'gross mismanagement'

President Donald Trump said on Saturday "gross mismanagement of forests" is to blame for two unchecked wildfires burning in California, where nine people have been killed and hundreds of thousands..
Sydney Morning Herald - Published Also reported by •The AgeBrisbane Times

Queen honoured for forest canopy campaign

The Queen has been honoured with a special award for conservation for her initiative to highlight the plight of the world's forests.
SBS - Published

Prince Harry says many people fail to understand the importance of forests

Prince Harry spoke of the importance of protecting World Heritage sites during his only day in Queensland on his royal tour with wife Meghan Markle.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Plan to increase NSW national parks scuttled by Berejiklian government

A plan to transfer land from 15 "unproductive" state forests into national parks estate was dropped after a shock by-election result and the subsequent rise of Gladys Berejiklian as premier, sources..
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Ditch the steak: here's why the world must slash meat consumption

Livestock farming poses a threat to the earth's atmosphere, as animals produce large amounts of the greenhouse gas methane and carbon-absorbing forests are lost to accommodate grazing areas.
SBS - Published

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