Volley of outrage over tennis star Konta’s plan to build in Pooh forest

The 27-year-old British number one wants to transform a bungalow in Ashdown Forest into a four-bed home for her parents. But conservation charity the Woodland Trust has branded the plans “insensitive”, fearing the work will destroy some of the ancient woodland. The Government’s National Planning Policy Framework says any development involving the destruction of ancient […]

Spain holidays warning: Forest fires devastating popular tourist island of Mallorca

Spain holidays to Mallorca have only just been blighted by mini-tsunamis, but now forest fires are threatening the popular tourist island. The country is currently enduring one of its hottest summers in living memory. Tourists in Mallorca are now being warned that the forest fires could bring their holidays to a sudden end. The alarm […]

Supposedly pristine South American forest had been pre-Columbian farmland

Enlarge / Lake Huila records centuries of environmental change in the Quijos Valley. (credit: Nicholas Laughlin) On the slopes of northern Ecuador’s Quijo Valley, perpetual clouds shroud the canopy of a seemingly pristine tropical forest. But the beauty of the cloud forest hides a violent, tragic history. A new study of sediments from the valley’s […]

Forest of Liars plays with art and trust as you tromp through the woods

Forest of Liars is a exploration game that features deck-building combat and characters with ulterior motives. It’s the debut from Umeshu Lovers, which will be launching a Kickstarter campaign for it next week. The studio plans it for the PC, with possible console launches to come. As a traveler, your goal is to get to […]

Drone crashes in Arizona National Forest, starts a wildfire

Coconino National Forest Earlier this week, a 16-inch-by-16-inch, battery-operated hobby drone crashed in Arizona’s Coconino National Forest, several miles north of Flagstaff, Arizona. The drone caught fire when it crashed, igniting a grassland area called Kendrick Park. The Kendrick fire spread more than 300 acres, but it was contained by 30 firefighters within the day. […]

Forest Bathing: THIS Japanese tradition has arrived in the UK – would you try it?

Developed in Japan during the 1980’s, forest bathing has become an integral part of Japanese culture. Although the Japanese term ‘Shinrin-yoku’ translates to ‘forest bathing’, the practice is probably not what you think. Similar to other forms of mediation, the idea is to spend time walking through forests, soaking up the atmosphere. The idea is […]

Fe review — a conversation with a breathtakingly beautiful alien forest

REVIEW: Zoink’s Fe is a gorgeous reverie, awash in beautiful colors and accompanied by a soundtrack of soulful strings. You play as a small animal, fox-like in movement and appearance, who’s on a journey to save the forest from strange menacing creatures called the Silent Ones. It’s a stunning adventure, filled with breathtaking moments that […]

Google Maps: Young woman caught in VERY embarrassing situation in a forest

Google Maps – created in 2005 – has long been used to explore the world with the click of a button. Its main use is for directions with many using the website to plan their walking or driving routes. More often than not it can also be used for amusement when spotting people in weird […]

Hollywood Was Getting “The Sea of Trees” Wrong Long Before Logan Paul Ever Entered the Forest

As an American who lives in Japan and has spent time hiking the Jukai Nature Trail — which winds through Aokigahara, the so-called “suicide forest” — it hit close to home for me to see the Logan Paul controversy play out in the news. If you somehow missed it, Paul is the YouTube personality with […]