To understand why the Amazon is so special you need to be here. To experience the Amazon is something incredible. No only because it’s huge, it’s vast, it’s by far the largest tropical forest on the planet… …but it’s still wild. The light is beautiful, the trees are beautiful… It’s amazing, it’s a combination of […]
Hi I’m Sarah Kay and this is my poem Forest Fires. I wrote this poem for my grandmother and my dad.
Welcome to Extinction Update an environmental alarm clock today we bring you five stories of human stupidity fucking up planet Earth like did you know there’s a wall of shit covered wet wipes blocking the London Thames? Or that MDMA is killing trees? Or that human DNA could be changing due to air pollution? Our […]
Each year we hear terrible news about forest fires in Mediterranean Europe. More and more often, large and high-intensity fires are becoming catastrophic, causing major economic damage and, tragically, the loss of human lives. Why is this happening? Four key factors are increasing forest fire risk in Mediterranean Europe: the expansion of forests, due to […]
Forest fires: fast, deadly entities of heat consuming everything within their path; be it trees, wildlife, or humans. Here are the 8 deadliest forest fires ever that left behind terrible paths of destruction. Number 8: The 2010 Russian wildfires Russia’s summer of 2010 was the hottest in the country’s recorded history. The season’s high temperatures […]
NARRATOR When most people think about fighting fires, trucks, hoses and water come to mind. But with forest fires, a control line is used as the primary method of suppression. A control line includes all constructed and natural barriers and treated edges used to control a fire. A hand line is a type of control […]
EUROPEAN FORESTS: CENTRAL TO THE WORLD WE LIVE IN Forests are the most important and versatile ecological infrastructure in Europe. Today forests cover 35% of Europe’s landscape, but this hasn’t always been the case. In late medieval times there was hardly any forest due to overgrazing and overcutting for timber and firewood, and decimation during […]