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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.”
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.
- 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.
- Associated Press
Jack Dwyer pursued a dream of getting back to the land by moving in 1972 to an idyllic, tree-studded parcel in Oregon with a creek running through it. From dusty towns to forests in the U.S. West, illegal marijuana growers are taking water in uncontrolled amounts when there often isn't enough to go around for even licensed users. Conflicts about water have long existed, but illegal marijuana farms — which proliferate despite legalization in many Western states — are adding strain during a severe drought.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The girl was visiting South Padre Island from Colorado.
- 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,
- Miami Herald
There are three disturbances being monitored in the Atlantic Friday and two have a high chance of turning into a tropical depression, possibly during the weekend.
A rare mother dolphin was filmed cradling and pushing her lifeless baby along while she swam in the waters in China. Mourning mother: On Sept. 3, a Chinese white dolphin, also known as an Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin, was swimming with her deceased calf and a few others beside her near Zhanjiang in Guangdong Province, according to CGTN. The other dolphins circle by and appear to check up on her.
- 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 Guardian
You’re more likely to be killed by lightning than a grizzly bear. But as humans encroach on bear territory, tensions rise ‘You’re more likely to be struck by lightning than attacked by a bear,’ says bear specialist Kim Johnston. Photograph: Education Images/Universal Images Group/Getty Images The grizzly bear had already poked around the camping site before being shooed away, but this time it wasn’t to be deterred. After it caught the waft of stashed food in its nostrils, the bear tore into the
Satellite photos show California wildfires closing in on a world-famous grove of giant sequoia trees
Images released by NASA on Friday show the KNP complex fire burning around Sequoia National Park, home to the world's largest tree.
- Associated Press
When a wildfire crested the mountains near North America's largest alpine lake, embers and ash that zipped across a smoky sky pierced Lake Tahoe’s clear blue waters. The evacuation order for thousands to flee their homes has been lifted, but those who returned have found black stripes of ash building up on the shoreline — a reminder that success fighting the Caldor Fire won’t insulate the resort region on the California-Nevada line from effects that outlast wildfire season. Scientists say it’s too soon to draw conclusions about the lasting damage that record-setting wildfires will have on Lake Tahoe.
The Colony Fire, one of two burning in Sequoia National Park, was expected to reach the Giant Forest, a grove of 2,000 sequoias, at some point Thursday. It comes after a wildfire killed thousands of sequoias, some as tall as high-rises and thousands of years old, in the region last year.
- The Weather Network
First major fall storm of the season will be impactful in southern British Columbia, especially after a summer of dangerous heat and strong drought.
Ella Emhoff is one activist featured in the campaign for the fall "Earth Explorer" collection that hosts a number of weather-ready looks.
- 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.
- In The Know by Yahoo
When she pushes it with her paddle, and it hisses – nightmare fuel
(Bloomberg) -- Europe’s energy crisis is spreading to the fertilizer and meat industries, risking tighter food supplies and even higher prices.Major fertilizer producers Yara International ASA and CF Industries Holdings Inc. said soaring energy costs are forcing them to halt some output of nutrients crucial for growing crops. The shutdowns also risk hitting other parts of the food supply chain by crimping supplies of carbon dioxide, which is used in stunning animals for slaughter and food packag
- Eating Well
Through growing and replanting a humble sea bean that’s also good to eat, Heron Farms aims to reverse the damage done to salt marshes in South Carolina.