Forestry

Python Swallows Indonesian Man Whole, With Aftermath Caught on Video

JAKARTA, Indonesia — It looks like a horror movie. As a villager slices open the belly of a python, a man’s body emerges, after it had been swallowed whole by the giant snake the day before.<p>The video of the episode emerged after a search party in a remote Indonesian village of Salubiro, on the …

World News

February was Singapore's driest month since 1869

<b>February was Singapore's driest month since 1869, according to Singapore's National Environment Agency.</b><p>During the month, there were only seven days of short showers, with some areas receiving as little as 0.2mm of rain.<p>Drought has hit the wider region in recent weeks, threatening to raise food …

Indonesia

Do your homework before signing a lawn care contract

At this time of year, many homeowners sign yearly contracts for lawn care and other landscape services.<p>Before you commit, it's important to understand the different kinds of professionals and the services they each provide, according to Doris Taylor, Plant Clinic manager at the Morton …

Gardening

Grizzly attack leaves B.C. forestry worker with significant injuries

Conservation service doesn't know what sparked attack<p>A man working in the forest on British Columbia's central coast was mauled by a grizzly …

Canada

Softwood and software: Prince George tech sector relies on forestry for growth

Robotics, mapping technologies, biofuels and a growing tech sector, local leader says<p>When you think about the high tech sector economy, you might …

Innovation

Chandigarh celebrates World Forestry Day

Spreading awareness among school children on the occasion of World Forestry Day on Tuesday, the Chandigarh administration's Department of Forest and …

North India

Scientists Say Tribe in Bolivian Rainforest Have the “Healthiest Hearts in the World”

We’re all striving for good health and to live as long as possible. Researchers are continually trying to figure out how, and studying the human heart is often at the center of it. A paper recently published in The Lancet provides new details on how to achieve a healthier heart. The data came from …

Longevity

Of Forests and Friends A Visionary Conservation and Community Project

<b>Given Rwanda’s intense agricultural model, the country has a limited number of indigenous trees outside its national parks, so our reforestation</b> …

Forests

Tasmanian government defends reversing moratorium on logging old growth forests

Bill passes house in middle of night in tumultuous day which sees Labor opposition leader replaced just hours after announcing retirement<p>The Tasmanian government is defending a controversial plan to to reverse a moratorium on logging old growth forests, despite the forestry industry warning it …

Forests

How to Take Full Advantage of Puerto Rico's El Yunque Rain Forest

If your idea of a successful Puerto Rican vacation sounds like relaxing by the turquoise waters of San Juan while sipping on pitorro, you're …

Puerto Rico

Does money grow on trees after all?

The world of investments, capital, stocks and shares can seem very far away from the natural world. The rapid movement of money from institution to …

Forests

Take Me Back To Hawaii

You know when you land at an airport and it's beautiful, that you are in for an amazing time and that is exactly how it was when Laurie and I landed …

Hawaii

What blockchain can do for the environment

<i>This article was originally featured on Ensia. The emerging technology is one of 10 trends to watch in this year's "State of Green Business" report.</i> …

Bitcoin

Minister trumpets forestry ties with mountain bikers as they protest outside Parliament

Mountain bikers have staged an action-packed protest in front of Tasmania's Parliament House, as the State Government formally tables contentious …

Forests

Trimble Acquires Forestry Technology For Its Connected Forest Initiative

Positioning technology company Trimble has acquired two forestry technologies for undisclosed amounts.<p>The technologies add lifecycle management …

Innovation

This week's gardening tips: sharpen mower blades, hire an arborist, delay planting eggplants

<b>This week's gardening tips:</b> Home inspections can help potential homebuyers learn of any costly repairs a house may need. Likewise, hiring a licensed …

Gardening

Climate change to hit Mediterranean with more forest fires

Climate change means the risk of forest fires will skyrocket in Mediterranean Europe in the coming decades, according to a new study. Existing fire …

Climate Change

Overseas Investment Office approves sharp increase in foreign land ownership

Forestry is popular with foreign investors.<p>Foreigners snapped up 362,000 hectares of freehold farm or forestry land and 103,000 ha of leasehold land …

New Zealand News

Baños

Ultimate Ecuador: plan your perfect adventureWhen it comes to adventure, you can’t go wrong in Ecuador. There are towering Andean peaks and volcanoes, vast swaths of Amazonian rain forest, chilled-out surf villages, and of course, the iconic and unforgettable Galapagos Islands.Whether you want to …

South America

Fire-scarred trees record 700 years of natural and cultural fire history in a northern forest

From AD 1300 to 1600, wildfires ignited during late summer, with about 5-10 ignitions per quarter century, generally occurring during warm, dry …

Forests

Russian overtures: Moscow is regaining sway in the Balkans

Russian overturesMoscow is regaining sway in the Balkans<p>Aid, warplanes and propaganda convince Serbs that Russia is their friend<p>print-edition …

Russia

Tasmanian Parliament set for fiery first session

Tasmania's Premier has hosed down claims he is picking a fight with councils, as his Resources Minister warns he will "fight in the trenches" to get …

Australian News

National Geographic exhibit shows how curious kids turned into explorers

Kenny Broad began scuba diving at age 11. He turned what soon became a passion into a profession. Today, as an environmental anthropologist in Miami, Florida, Broad investigates blue holes, or underwater caves that few, if any, people have visited.<p>National Geographic calls him an explorer, and he’s …

Lifestyle

Poetry Daily

[March]<p>Eight months on, grief burns itself out,<br>leaves quiet, smearing ash. A face,<br>a spit-damp rag. A blackened field<br>in rain. My smile's willed<p>and …

Poetry

Reconnect: Global Mother & Daughter Getaways

Whether your idea of family fun is spending a week on safari in South Africa, hiking through rain forest on a remote Chilean island, or rafting the …

Travel

Why long-term investors should take another look at Canadian forestry stocks

Investors, start your chainsaws.<p>Canadian forestry stocks have been lagging their international peers amid a trade dispute with the United States and the prospect of crippling duties on their softwood-lumber exports.<p>But the uncertainty is good news for anyone who recognizes trees as a valuable …

Stocks

Record drought + record rain = toppled trees. How do you know if your tree is in trouble?

At Elysian Park near Dodger Stadium last weekend, hikers walked their dogs along the popular hiking trail, unconcerned by a recently toppled tree.<p>But with more winter storms predicted, and news of a 100-year-old pine tree falling on a house and car in Pasadena on Tuesday, it’s hard for homeowners …

Gardening

Forestry threat to 'iconic' landscapes

MOVES by the Scottish Government to pursue large scale afforestation are being challenged by two unlikely allies – the Scottish Gamekeepers …

Conquering the Highlands

Deforestation of Scotland began millennia ago and by the early 20th century woodland cover was down to about 6 per cent of the total land area. A …

Forests

Children's Books on Costa Rica

One of the best ways to armchair family travel is by reading books based in different locations. As a family, we love reading books that teach us …

Costa Rica