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- Idaho Statesman
In 2016, an Oregon man may have dissolved after trying to soak in a thermal area.
- Associated Press
In a suburban Denver warehouse tucked between an auto repair shop and a computer recycling business, Seth Viddal is dealing with life and death. “It’s a natural process where the body is returned to an elemental level over a short period of time,” said Viddal, who likened the practice to backyard composting of food scraps and yard waste. “This is the same process but done with a human body inside of a vessel, and in our case, in a controlled environment.”
- Associated Press
Crews searching for a missing man at Grand Canyon National Park made an unexpected discovery this summer. The clothing had blended in with the surroundings, and the body was positioned in a way that made it almost undetectable, said park spokeswoman Joelle Baird. Crews had been looking for Gabor Berczi-Tomscanyi, a Hungarian national who lived in Hong Kong.
- Associated Press
Hundreds of birds migrating through New York City this week died after crashing into the city's glass towers, a mass casualty event spotlighted by a New York City Audubon volunteer's tweets showing the World Trade Center littered with bird carcasses. This week's avian death toll was particularly high, but bird strikes on Manhattan skyscrapers are a persistent problem that NYC Audubon has documented for years, said Kaitlyn Parkins, the group’s associate director of conservation and science. “We had a big storm and sort of weird weather and lots of birds, and that’s sort of the perfect combination that can lead to bird-window collisions,” Parkins said.
- The New York Times
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. — Kevin Rivera owes his life to a man he will never meet. Rivera, 18, was leaving his part-time job at a Chick-fil-A in New Jersey as the remnants of Hurricane Ida pummeled the region. Surrounded by waist-deep water, he searched for a sidewalk. Instead, he was pulled into a ravine and through a narrow sewer pipe in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York Times “I couldn’t comprehend where I was, or where I was going,” said Rivera,
General Sherman, the world's largest tree, is in the path of raging California wildfires, prompting a desperate effort to save it
The KNP Complex fire is closing in on the Giant Forest sequoia grove in Sequoia National Park, California.
- The Telegraph
A 14-year-old schoolgirl is in the running to win a £1 million prize from Prince William, after inventing a solar-powered iron cart to drastically cut pollution.
- The Conversation
The fall armyworm invasion is fierce this year – and scientists are researching how to stop its destruction of lawns, football fields and crops
Fall armyworm devouring a soybean leaf. Scott D. Stewart, Author providedAcross the Northeast, Midwest, South and Southwest United States, homeowners are watching with horror as their lawns turn from green to brown, sometimes in less than 48 hours, and wondering, “What happened this year – and how did it happen so fast?” The culprit: the fall armyworm. As an entomologist, I can attest that their appearance is nothing new: They’re an annual problem, but the scale of this year’s invasion is unprec
(Bloomberg) -- An ambitious project aimed at capturing millions of tons of carbon emissions along the U.S. Gulf Coast in Texas garnered the support of some of the world’s biggest refiners and chemical manufacturers.Dow Inc., Chevron Corp., Phillips 66 and Calpine Corp. were among 11 companies who agreed to “begin discussing plans” on a project first floated by Exxon Mobil Corp. earlier this year, they said in a joint statement Thursday. The proposed hub could store 50 million tons of carbon diox
- Christian Science Monitor
Hurricane Ida was a monster storm. But New Orleans learned lessons from Hurricane Katrina and made itself more resilient. The world should take note.
Two uncontained California wildfires are projected to spread toward Sequoia National Park, forcing around 75 park personnel to evacuate, AP reports.Why it matters: Park officials said the fires have the potential to threaten a part of the park known as Giant Forest, which is home to more than 2,000 giant sequoias, including one that is considered the largest tree on Earth by volume.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeThe massive Gen
- Popular Mechanics
Death Valley brings the heat, but there are other hot spots on this sweltering planet.
- Business Insider
EV startup Rivian has beaten other industry giants to become the first automaker to produce an electric pickup
Rivian's R1T has an estimated range of 314 miles and prices start at $67,500. It comes with an air compressor and a built-in cooler under the bed.
- The Weather Network
A chilly second half of the week for parts of the Prairies will include the chance of frost and even high-elevation snow.
- Kansas City Star
Want to manage stormwater and attract monarch butterflies on your property? Go native. | Opinion
- The Guardian
A historically Black town stood in the way of a pipeline – so developers claimed it was mostly white
When residents in Union Hill, Virginia, decried the pipeline as a form of environmental racism, the energy company insisted it wasn’t Residents of Buckingham County at a town hall meeting about a proposed compressor station in Union Hill, Virginia. Photograph: Steve Helber/AP As fracked gas fields in West Virginia boomed over the past decade, energy companies jumped at the chance to build massive new pipelines to move the fuel to neighboring east coast markets. The 600-mile Atlantic Coast pipeli
Residents like Chris Sims move to places like Treasure Island, Texas, to soak up the pleasures of life on the coast and the perks of living in "a small beach community with a big fishing problem," as the town describes itself on its website. Sims has loved nearly all of his time living in Treasure Island since moving from Dallas two years ago. When AccuWeather National Reporter Bill Wadell asked Sims what he loves about living on the water, he simply responded, "It's on the water." But this week
- Reuters Videos
Sichuan's earthquake relief headquarters activated a level-II response, the Xinhua news agency reported, the second-highest in China's four-tier emergency response system.Luzhou City launched a level-I emergency response.The China Earthquake Networks Center said the epicentre of the earthquake was 29.2 degrees north latitude and 105.34 degrees east longitude. It struck at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) at 4:33 a.m. (2033 GMT).As well as at least three people killed, tens of people suffered light injuries, media reported.
- USA TODAY
A pair of lightning-sparked wildfires in California’s Sierra Nevada have shuttered Sequoia National Park.
The governors of 10 states in the American West recently called on the Biden administration to declare a drought disaster. Data from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) show that pasture and range conditions have been in decline for quite some time. Less quality pasture means less food for livestock and other animals, which could lead to higher prices for meat and dairy products—or even a shortage.