Australia: Fire tornado


The link below is to a short article with a photo of a ‘fire tornado,’ which was captured near Alice Springs in Australia.

For more visit:
http://boingboing.net/2012/09/18/181669.html

Indonesia: 100 Plus Orangutans Estimated Dead


The link below is to an article on Orangutans in Sumatra and the threat posed to them by deforestation, and a fire that has burnt unchecked there as a result of logging.

For more visit:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hPdy1GSpmZzTWIRiAs4h45tvqteQ