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‘A problem in every national forest’: tree thieves were behind Washington wildfire

Tree theft, which led to the deadly Maple fire in Washington, may be costing the US Forest Service up to $100m each year When two men discovered a rare and valuable towering bigleaf maple tree in Washington states Olympic national forest last year, they allegedly set about trying to steal it. But there was a problem the tree was home to a bee hive. The men reportedly tried to use a wasp killer to get rid of it. When that didnt work, one allegedly poured gasoline on it, and lit…

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The Betches’ Honeymoon Guide To Bali | Betches

I’ve never related more to an annoying post-abroad college student than when returning from my honeymoon. I, like those 21-year-old kids coming back from Barthelonaaa, now consider myself an expert on a place where I spent two weeks of my life. However, I did spend a full year researching, mapping out, and planning for this trip, so I like to think I know a little more than those college kids. Our wedding took place on Saturday, September 7th, and we left for our honeymoon at 9pm on Thursday, September 12th,…

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Round-Trip Flights To The Bahamas Are 50% Off, So Take That Tropical Vacay

Shutterstock Dollar Flight Club’s Oct. 2 Deals To The Bahamas Are 50% Off Normal Fares By Cianna Garrison Oct 3, 2019 It’s that time of year. Summer is over, and you’re left dreaming about tropical destinations you didn’t vacation in. I know how it goes — I never took that tropical getaway, either, but that doesn’t mean that it’s too late. You can start planning your vacay in advance with Dollar Flight Club’s Oct. 2 deals to the Bahamas. Imagine yourself on that a beach trip you never took —…

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‘Things are getting unstable’: global heating and the rise of rockfalls in Swiss Alps

As Switzerlands glaciers melt, dangerous rockfalls become more likely and towns are forced to live under an existential threat The thunderous roar that resounded through Bregaglia in Switzerland last month was familiar to its residents. Once again, rocks were falling off the face of the Piz Cengalo mountain. Fernando Giovanoli, the vice-mayor of Bregaglia. Photograph: Thomas Cristofoletti/Ruom   You hear it, and you know immediately what it is. Then you see all the dust, says Fernando Giovanoli, the communes deputy president. He had seen the rockfall from his mountainside home…

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Snorkelling grandmothers uncover large population of venomous sea snakes in Noumea

Womens photography of greater sea snake, once believed to be an anomaly in the Baie des Citrons, help scientists understand the ecosystem A group of snorkelling grandmothers who swim up to 3km five days a week have uncovered a large population of venomous sea snakes in a bay in Noumea where scientists once believed they were rare. Dr Claire Goiran from the University of New Caledonia and Professor Rick Shine from Australias Macquarie University were studying a small harmless species known as the turtleheaded sea snake located in the Baie…

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