Protecting tropical forest carbon stocks may not prevent large-scale species loss

As the world seeks to curb human-induced climate change, will protecting the carbon of tropical forests also ensure the survival of their species? A study suggests the answer to this question is far from straightforward. Forests with the greatest carbon content do not necessarily house the most species, meaning carbon-focused conservation can miss large swathes of tropical forest biodiversity.
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County officials defend Forest Preserves police in wake of man harassing woman over Puerto Rican flag shirt

  1. County officials defend Forest Preserves police in wake of man harassing woman over Puerto Rican flag shirt  Chicago Tribune
  2. Man who harassed woman for Puerto Rican flag shirt charged with hate crime  WLS-TV
  3. Man in Puerto Rico Shirt Video Charged With Hate Crimes  Newser
  4. Hurricane Maria Killed Our Loved Ones. We Want Closure.  New York Times
  5. Illinois man faces hate crime charges after incident with woman wearing Puerto Rico flag shirt  CNN
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Amid video fallout, Cook County Forest Preserve District reveals fatal crash involving worker and government truck

  1. Amid video fallout, Cook County Forest Preserve District reveals fatal crash involving worker and government truck  Chicago Tribune
  2. Video Of Man Harassing Woman Over Puerto Rican Flag Shirt Prompts Investigation  NPR
  3. Puerto Rico Gov. Demands Officer Be Fired for Not Stopping Harassment of Woman Wearing Puerto Rican Flag Shirt  Slate Magazine
  4. Man who harangued woman for Puerto Rico shirt—and cop who stood by—identified  Chicago Sun-Times
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VIDEO: Man harasses woman at Cook County forest preserve, officer under investigation

  1. VIDEO: Man harasses woman at Cook County forest preserve, officer under investigation  WLS-TV
  2. Caught on video: Man harangues woman in park for wearing Puerto Rico shirt; police officer does little to help  USA TODAY
  3. #MericaMax Harasses Woman in Puerto Rico Shirt While Cop Does Nothing  The Root
  4. NowThis on Twitter: “A man harassed a woman wearing a Puerto Rico shirt because she ‘should not be wearing that in …  Twitter
  5. Video appears to show forest preserves officer failing to help woman being harassed over Puerto Rican flag shirt  Chicago Tribune
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Baby found buried alive in western Montana forest: police

Baby found buried alive in western Montana forest: policePolice responding to Saturday calls of a man acting strangely and possibly armed near Lolo Hot Springs, outside Missoula, encountered Francis Crowley, 32, who told them that a baby who had been left in his care was buried somewhere in the mountains, the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. Crowley was charged with criminal endangerment and was being held at the Missoula County Detention Facility. Missoula officials could not be reached for immediate further comment on Tuesday.


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Southeast Asian forest loss greater than expected, with negative climate implications

Researchers using satellite imaging have found much greater than expected deforestation since 2000 in the highlands of Southeast Asia, a critically important world ecosystem. The findings are important because they raise questions about key assumptions made in projections of global climate change as well as concerns about environmental conditions in Southeast Asia in the future.
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Colorado wildfires displace thousands, prompt national forest closure

Colorado wildfires displace thousands, prompt national forest closureBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) – Firefighters battled to gain control over several large wildfires in Colorado on Tuesday, including two blazes at opposite ends of the state that have prompted the evacuation of more than 3,500 homes and the closure of a national forest. The largest and most threatening blaze, a 12-day-old conflagration dubbed the 416 Fire, has scorched more than 23,000 acres (9,461 hectares) of drought-parched grass, brush and timber at the edge of the San Juan National Forest near the southwestern Colorado town of Durango. Fire crews made some headway against the blaze on Tuesday, managing to extend containment lines to 15 percent of the fire’s perimeter, up from 10 percent on Monday, despite persistent hot, dry conditions and fierce winds of up to 25 miles per hour (40 km/h).


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