An ancient mummified forest, buried in a landslide millions of years ago, has been found in the Canadian arctic on a treeless island. The forest was discovered recently by a research team who'd heard a surprising story from rangers in Quttinirpaaq National Park. The park is located onEllesmere Island (see
The wreckage of a WWII-era Navy aircraft was discovered by loggers in an Oregon forest. nvestigators were initially concerned that there might be unexploded bombs or bullets on the site, but a search by Oregon State Police bomb technicians turned up no obvious signs of any unexploded ordnance, Hughes said.
New research shows that not only did the ancient Maya practice forest management, but when they stopped their forest conservation practices it was to the detriment of their entire culture. "So, unfortunately, Jasaw Chan K'awiil tapped into their sacred groves to do this," says Lentz. The stands of virgin timber were