Latest Forests News

Slippery suspect: Police remove snake from patrol car engine

Jun. 7, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

PARK FOREST, Ill. (AP) — How do you handcuff a snake? Police in Park Forest, a Chicago suburb, spent 30 minutes removing a snake from the engine of a patrol car Wednesday night. Chief Chris Mannino and another officer stopped their car when they spotted the 3-foot-long (0.9 meter) snake in the road. But...

Groups seek ban on bear-baiting in Idaho, Wyoming forests

Jun. 6, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hunting black bears by using bait in national forests in Idaho and Wyoming should be banned because hunters have killed federally protected grizzlies that were attracted to the food, conservation groups say in a lawsuit. Western Watersheds Project, WildEarth Guardians and Wilderness...

Small island of Kauai dotted with spectacular golf courses

Jun. 5, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii has some of the most beautiful and memorable golf courses in the world. And the quiet island of Kauai may have the most picturesque courses on the islands — or anywhere else. From Poipu Bay in the south, where Tiger Woods once reigned, to Princeville and the rainforests...

Hawaii woman fell to ground bawling when found in forest

May. 28, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii woman said Tuesday she fell to the ground and started bawling when a rescue helicopter spotted her in a forest where she had survived for two weeks by eating plants and drinking stream water. Amanda Eller said crews in other helicopters failed to see her earlier in her ordeal. "I...

Eagle chick seen on internet cam dies after California storm

May. 28, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Late-season rain and snow were apparently too much for a bald eagle chick in a California forest nest watched by a popular internet camera . The death of the chick named Cookie was announced Monday by the environmental advocacy group Friends of Big Bear Valley and the San...

Rescuers describe relief at spotting missing Hawaii hiker

May. 27, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Three volunteer rescuers who found a hiker more than two weeks after she disappeared in a Hawaii forest described their elation and relief after spotting her near a waterfall in deep vegetation. Javier Cantellops, Chris Berquist and Troy Helmers said Monday that they saw Amanda Eller...

Hawaii woman rescued from forest told self not to give up

May. 26, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii woman who was found alive in a forest on Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago said she at times struggled not to give up. Amanda Eller told the New York Times that despite these moments, she told herself "the only option I had was life or death." "I heard...

Hawaii woman missing for 2 weeks rescued from Maui forest

May. 25, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii woman has been found alive in a forest on Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago. Amanda Eller was found injured in the Makawao Forest Reserve, the Maui News reported Friday. Family spokeswoman Sarah Haynes confirmed she spoke with Eller's father, John....

Mexican Navy helicopter with 5 aboard crashes near fires

May. 24, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican Navy helicopter with five crew members aboard crashed Friday in a mountainous area while carrying water to help fight forest fires. The Navy said rescuers were searching for the crew of the Russian-made MI-17 transport helicopter and it was not clear if any had survived....

Climate activists call for action in Latin America

May. 24, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Climate change activists in Latin America rallied for action on global warming Friday, heeding a call by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg to hold demonstrations across the world. In Rio de Janeiro, a small group of students gathered outside the state legislature to deliver a letter...