Forestry

Germany reflects on its refugee policy

The Frankfurter Allgemeine and the Süddeutsche Zeiting led their front pages with news of a European Court of Justice ruling released Wednesday that …

European News

Dozens hospitalised in Indonesia as thick haze spreads

MEULABOH: Young children lie in hospital in Aceh province, Indonesia, as thick smoke caused by forest fires forces dozens of people to be treated for …

Indonesia

Climate change blamed as EU’s forest fires treble in 2017

Exclusive: The number of forest fires in the EU has trebled so far this year, according to figures obtained by Euronews, affecting an area nearly the size of Luxembourg.<p>There have been 677 blazes in 2017 – a huge increase on the 215 the bloc saw annually on average over the previous eight …

Climate Change

French wildfires force evacuation of 10,000 people

Thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes in the south of France as forest fires engulfed up to 4,000 hectares.<p>People were forced to …

Wildfires

Low-cost 3D printed sensors can detect early signs of forest fires or chemical leaks

Jul 25, 2017 | By Tess<p>Researchers from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia have demonstrated how 3D …

3D Printing

Locals give back to support those affected by B.C. forest fires

Some Albertans pitching in to help those affected by the B.C. forest fires understand their situation all too well.<p>Mireille Evans and her family were …

Canadian News

UBS hired to sell Kiwi forest assets

Global Forestry Partners and its predecessors have owned the Nelson estate assets for the past 25 years. Nelson Management Ltd, which runs the …

New Zealand

Watch These Firefighting Planes Dive in Close to Scoop Some Water

CL-415 amphibious planes are fighting fires in southern France.<p>A GoPro user in southeastern France recorded an unusual sight: four CL-415 water bombers taking on water to fight wildfires burning out of control in the region.<p>Twitter user @niceamine06 recorded the CL-415s flying low over …

Aerospace

Huge fire rages in Saint Tropez as French Riviera residents flee villas from forest blaze

A huge fire has hit the French Riviera with the blaze forcing residents to flee homes in the Saint Tropez region.<p>Photos shared on social media show …

French Riviera

Indonesia Flags Risk of Forest Fires That Triggered 2015 Haze

Indonesia sees the risk of forest and land fires increasing until the peak of dry season in September, reigniting concerns of a repeat of 2015 haze …

Indonesia

Hundreds of firefighters tackle forest fires across the south of France and on Corsica

Hundreds of firefighters are battling blazes fanned by high winds in more than a dozen areas along the French Riviera. Four firefighters have been …

Photojournalism

Illawarra schools set to dig in for National Tree Day

READY TO PLANT: Hundreds of Illawarra students will take part in Schools Tree Day on Friday, July 28. Thousands more community members will plant …

Education

Forest fires hit Portugal again

After several days of calm, a new wave of forest fires has broken out in central Portugal.<p>More than 2,300 firefighters are battling to stop the flames spreading but strong winds are hampering their efforts.<p>Civil Protection spokesperson Patricia Gaspar urged the population to stay calm.<p>The biggest …

Portugal

VR MMORPG 'OrbusVR' Open Alpha Weekend Starts July 28th

<i>OrbusVR,</i> the upcoming VR MMORPG for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, is going into a limited-time open alpha starting on July 28th, 2017 at 12 pm CT (your …

MMOGs

China Imperils Latin America’s Environment

While President Trump rolls back environmental protections and announces the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate accord, China is trying to position itself as the world’s climate leader, pledging to cooperate with other countries to build an “eco-civilization.” China has …

Opinion

More rain meant fewer forest fires in Quebec this spring

To date, there have been 156 reported fires this year, well below average of 344<p>As forest fires continue to rage on British Columbia, the relentless …

Canada

100 more Ontario firefighters on way to help B.C. fight wildfires

Crews from Sudbury and Dryden to join 250 Ontario firefighters already in B.C.<p>About 100 northern Ontario firefighters headed west on Wednesday to …

Canada

Smoke from B.C. forest fires prompts air quality alert in Sask.

Environment Canada has issued an air quality alert for several parts of southern Saskatchewan due to smoke from B.C. forest fires making its way into …

Environment

B.C. fires: 40 Quebec firefighters to join fight in Kamloops

As wildfires force tens of thousands from their homes across British Columbia, Quebec firefighters are getting ready to join the fight in …

Canadian News

Photos of forest fires along Adriatic coasts of Montenegro and Croatia, threatening city of Split

Firefighters are battling to control forest fires raging along the Adriatic coast. In Croatia a wildfire damaged and destroyed buildings in villages …

Europe

Tens of thousands of Canadians flee huge forest fires

MONTREAL, Canada - Almost 40,000 Canadians have fled their homes under threat of huge wild fires, with British Columbia facing its largest emergency …

Canada

Canada fires drive thousands more out of their homes

Thousands of people fled their homes in western Canada over the weekend as strong winds fanned forest fires that have ravaged British Columbia …

Wildfires

Croatia battles forest fires

Croatian firefighters have tackled several forest fires along the Adriatic, some of which have forced people to evacuate their homes.<p>Fires have burned in Srinjine, near the northern city of Pula, as far south as around Sibenik, on the islands of Pag and Vir, and northeast of the biggest coastal …

Europe

Wind Warnings Spark Evacuation Orders in Canada Forest Fires

High winds exacerbated some of wildfires in the west-coast Canadian province of British Columbia over the weekend, and the number of people forced to flee their homes more than doubled to 37,000 in what’s shaping up to be one of the worst forest-fire seasons in over a decade.<p>British Columbia …

World News

Quirks and Quarks | Future forest fires will be more frequent, bigger, and harder to control

Future forest fires will be more frequent, bigger, and harder to control<p>Jul 14, 2017<p>A warming climate is leading to dryer conditions, which increase …

The Best Beauty Products of 2017 (April through June)

<i>MAC Wrapped Candy Extra Dimension Blush</i><p>Here’s a look at the <b>top 100 beauty products</b> from everything reviewed from April 1st through June 30th! You’ll …

Makeup

Future forest fires will be more frequent, bigger, and harder to control

This past week, the number of wildfires burning in British Columbia peaked at over 200. Province-wide more than 14 000 people have left their homes …

Climate Change

Fighting forest fires with technology: How drones and infrared cameras could be game-changers

As wildfires continue to burn across the interior of British Columbia, thousands of residents have been forced out of their homes — many not knowing …

UC Berkeley

Brain training games, future forest fires, drumming birds, toxic ice and whiskey tasting robots - Home | Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald

Spend enough time in the remote forests of Australia and you might be lucky enough to hear a cockatoo tap out a beat.<p>A warming climate is leading to …

The Brain

Motivating a Distributed Team

While there are many benefits to having a distributed team, managing a distributed team does not come without challenges. One of the key criteria to …

Management