Latest Forests News

North Carolina Gov. Cooper sets 2040 goals for wetlands, forests and new trees

Feb. 13, 2024 11:44 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said a series of environmental directives and goals he initiated to protect and restore forests and wetlands in the state will help counter climate change and aid the economy. Cooper signed an executive order on Monday that in part...

Elderly Alaska man is first reported person to die of recently discovered Alaskapox virus

Feb. 12, 2024 22:17 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An elderly man has died from Alaskapox, the first known fatality from the recently discovered virus, state health officials said. The man, who lived in the remote Kenai Peninsula, was hospitalized last November and died in late January, according to a...

Rio's Carnival parade makes urgent plea to stop illegal mining in Indigenous lands

Feb. 12, 2024 15:35 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Carnival dancers have taken the biggest stage in Rio de Janeiro to pay tribute to Brazil's largest Indigenous group and pressure President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to deliver on promises to eradicate illegal mining. Carnival has long been a platform for...

Game-time guacamole may get harder to make as climate reduces avocado shipments from Mexico

Feb. 11, 2024 20:08 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Guacamole, a favored game-time snack in the United States, may be getting harder to make because a lack of rain and warmer temperatures have resulted in fewer avocados being shipped from Mexico. The western state of Michoacan, which supplies almost 90% of the...

Kenya's leader wants a paved road to cut through a forest, a key water source. Scientists don't

Feb. 03, 2024 11:32 AM EST

ABERDARE RANGE, Kenya (AP) — In a dense layer of green thousands of feet above sea level, cedar, podo and hegeina trees pattern the landscape, thick moss hanging from their branches and feathery lichen attached to their barks. Numerous streams and rivers flow between them, plunging over steep...

Rayonier: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Jan. 31, 2024 17:18 PM EST

WILDLIGHT, Fla. (AP) — WILDLIGHT, Fla. (AP) — Rayonier Inc. (RYN) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $126.9 million. On a per-share basis, the Wildlight, Florida-based company said it had net income of 85 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to...

Shiffrin already in love with 2026 Olympic skiing venue in Cortina

Jan. 25, 2024 10:43 AM EST

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Two years after a disappointing Winter Olympics in Beijing, Mikaela Shiffrin couldn’t be happier about where she’ll be competing in two years at the Milan-Cortina Games. Women’s skiing in 2026 is slated for Cortina, and the resort known as the...

'Burn, beetle, burn': Hundreds of people torch an effigy of destructive bug in South Dakota town

Jan. 21, 2024 14:55 PM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — In what's become an annual winter tradition, hundreds of people carrying torches set fire to a giant wooden beetle effigy in Custer, South Dakota, to raise awareness of the destructive impact of the mountain pine beetle on forest land in the Black Hills. ...

No problems found with engine of news helicopter that crashed in New Jersey, killing 2, report says

Jan. 17, 2024 19:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A television news helicopter that crashed in a southern New Jersey forest last month, killing the pilot and a photographer, had no engine problems that would have prevented normal operation, federal investigators said Wednesday. The National...

Indigenous faithful and Christians work with environmentalists to conserve India's sacred forests

Jan. 17, 2024 11:26 AM EST

SHILLONG, India (AP) — Tambor Lyngdoh made his way through the fern-covered woodland — naming plants, trees, flowers, even stones — as if he were paying older family members a visit. The community leader and entrepreneur was a little boy when his uncle brought him here and...