"High Resolution Global Maps Show Increasing Forest Loss in Tropics"

"The first fine-scale mapping of global forest cover shows the rate of forest loss in the tropics has increased over the past 12 years. The use of remote sensing satellite data to chronicle changes in global land cover is not new. But in a paper published online this week in the journal Science, researchers provide an exceptionally detailed accounting of gains and loses in global forest cover from 2000 to 2012."

Source: LA Times, 11/18/2013

Probe: 30-Minute Radio Blackout Before 19 Arizona Firefighters Died

"PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- A three-month investigation into the June deaths of 19 Arizona firefighters found that the men ceased radio communication for a half hour before they were killed in a wildfire blaze, but did not assign fault. Some family members say that reluctance could put other lives in danger."

Source: AP, 09/30/2013
September 30, 2013

DEADLINE: $20,000 Grant for Reporting on the Next Big Idea for Forest Conservation launched a new journalism program that funds in-depth or investigative reporting on key environmental topics. The first reporting opportunity under the Special Reporting Initiatives program is titled: Innovation in tropical biodiversity conservation. The fellow chosen can work from anywhere in the world. Apply by Sep 30, 2013.


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