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Messages on a Rock: How Our National Monuments Help Define Us

Messages on a Rock: How Our National Monuments Help Define Us
Written by Maurice Bassey on 2017-08-02


By Randy Schofield of Trout UnlimitedI recently floated down the Rio Grande Gorge in New Mexico—part of a trip we organized for journalists to highlight the Rio Grande Gorge National Monument north of Taos and the current administration’s efforts to review and possibly scale back places like this.We met at the Wild Rivers campsites on the rim of the gorge, a sudden deep gash in the sagebrush-dotted...(Read More)

India floods: 213 killed in Gujarat as receding waters reveal more victims

India floods: 213 killed in Gujarat as receding waters reveal more victims
Written by Eric Blackmon on 2017-08-01


Severe monsoon flooding has killed 213 people in western India with officials fearing the death toll would rise as receding waters revealed additional victims. Nearly 130,000 people have been relocated to safer ground in Gujarat state after hundreds of cities and villages were devastated by weeks of torrential rain. Helicopters and boats are combing areas including the deluged Banaskantha district...(Read More)

Floods and devastation in India, Nepal and Bangladesh – in pictures

Floods and devastation in India, Nepal and Bangladesh – in pictures
Written by Eric Blackmon on 2017-08-16


Nearly 250 people have died in the last few days as a result of flooding and landslides that have devastated parts of northern India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Millions of people have been displaced across the region, and 245 people are recorded to have been killed by collapsed buildings or by drowning. In Nepal, incessant rain has flooded hundreds of villages leaving 110 people dead. The government...(Read More)

Italian firefighter filmed starting blaze amid wildfires across country

Italian firefighter filmed starting blaze amid wildfires across country
Written by Eric Blackmon on 2017-08-13


A volunteer firefighter has been filmed starting a blaze in northern Italy at a time when the country is struggling to cope with a spate of wildfires. A 28-year-old man was arrested in Pavia, Lombardy, on suspicion of setting fire to hedges and rubbish bins before returning to his force’s base, alerting colleagues and rushing with them to put out the blaze. Police said he was suspected of having...(Read More)

The River Runs Through Us

The River Runs Through Us
Written by Maurice Bassey on 2017-08-18


By Abbie Gascho LandisI stand, dripping, in Alabama’s Paint Rock River, and what looks like a rock in my hand is alive. She is a native freshwater mussel called a snuffbox. Her apricot-sized shell meets in a blunted edge, forming a curving triangle, which is mottled yellowish and dark brown. I have lifted her from the river’s cobbled bottom, where she blends in with the stones around her. Unlike...(Read More)

Moules frites with a difference: Belgium cooks up reefs scheme to save beaches

Moules frites with a difference: Belgium cooks up reefs scheme to save beaches
Written by Eric Blackmon on 2017-08-04


The humble mussel, that much-loved staple of Belgian cuisine, has been deployed by scientists in an innovative attempt to save the country’s storm-battered beaches. Small artificial reefs of mussels, algae and tube worms have been built off the Belgian coast to test whether eco-friendly barriers can protect Flemish beaches from storms brewing in the North Sea. A pilot project has been launched...(Read More)

Firefighters arrested in Sicily for starting blazes to earn extra money

Firefighters arrested in Sicily for starting blazes to earn extra money
Written by Eric Blackmon on 2017-08-07


Fifteen volunteer firefighters have been arrested in Sicily on suspicion of starting wildfires and reporting non-existent blazes so they could earn €10 (£9) an hour for putting them out. Police in Ragusa province, in the south of the Mediterranean island, said the fire department became suspicious when it emerged that the auxiliary brigade had responded to 120 incidents compared with just 40...(Read More)

'They don't care': Indian government accused of prejudice by Chakma people
Written by Eric Blackmon on 2017-08-10


The Indian government has been accused of religious and racial discrimination after members of the Chakma ethnic group said their pleas for help following the devastating floods and landslides that swept the country’s north-east have fallen on deaf ears. Routine abuse of Delhi's maids laid bare as class divide spills into violence | Amrit Dhillon Read more About 2 million people...(Read More)

Three New Shrimp Species Discovered in Cape Town

Three New Shrimp Species Discovered in Cape Town
Written by Maurice Bassey on 2017-08-05


In a stunning discovery off the coast of Cape Town, three new species of shrimp have been found by amateur freedivers and scientists scouring the shallow intertidal rock pools and kelp forests near Cape Point.Professor Charles Griffiths, a renowned marine biologist from the University of Cape Town who was involved in identifying the new species, says this lays bare how much there is still to find...(Read More)


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