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Palm oil is not the only driver of forest loss in Indonesia

A new study by Duke shows that the causes of deforestation in Indonesia are far more varied than previously thought. Aerial photographs show forest loss caused by (1) large oil palm plantations; (2) wood plantations; and (3) mining works. Credit: 1) CNES / Airbus; 2) DigitalGlobe; 3) CNES / Airbus Large-scale agriculture, especially for the cultivation of oil palms, remains …

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PG & E applies for bankruptcy following forest fires in California

California's largest power company announced in a statement on Tuesday that it had filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the northern district of California. PG & E said it was committed to maintaining customer service during the bankruptcy process. John Simon, the company's interim CEO, said he will work to "create a more sustainable foundation for delivering a secure, reliable and …

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The head of the California Electric Company leaves his life in the midst of deadly forest fires

Pacific Gas and Electric's chief executive, California's largest energy utility, has resigned as the company may go bankrupt and possibly face prosecution following last year's fatal Camp Fire. The company said on Sunday. Geisha Williams has been Chief Executive of Pacific Gas and Electric Co., or PG & E, since March 2017, when she became the first executive director of …

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A California benefit that judges the finances after forest fires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The parent company of California's largest utility company examines its finances and structure for forest fires that could result in billions of dollars in liability. Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. announced the review Friday in a press release that did not explain the company's potential plans. National Public Radio, citing an anonymous company official and a …

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The California powerhouse could face murder charges for forest fires, AG says

In Pictures: Forest Fires Breaking Across California Jacob Saylors, 11, walks through the burned remains of his home in Paradise, California on Sunday, November 18. His family lost a house in the same place by a fire 10 years earlier. In Pictures: Forest Fires Break Through California Lidia Steineman, who lost her home in the campfire, prays on November 18 …

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Actor Forest Whitaker applies for divorce after 22 years of marriage

Getty Whitaker and his longtime wife, Keisha Nash Whitaker, call it terminated. After 22 years of marriage, actors Forest Whitaker and Keisha Nash Whitaker challenge it. On Thursday, 57-year-old Whitaker filed for divorce from his longtime wife, which relied on irreconcilable differences, TMZ reported. The 36 most shocking celebrity breakups RELATED: Black Love: Keisha and Forest Whitaker The Oscar winner …

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Forest Whitaker and Keisha Nash-Whitaker divorce after 22 years of marriage

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Forest Whitaker filed for divorce from his 22-year-old wife, Keisha Nash-Whitaker. The 57-year-old actor "Black Panther" cited on Thursday unbridgeable differences in the divorce district court of Los Angeles. The short document states that the exact value of the pair's assets and liabilities is unclear and will be determined later. The couple has two daughters together …

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Police charge charges for "cleanable" photos from the fire zone PARADISE, California, – Police in Northern California say they will pursue criminal charges against a worker to clean up forest fires, taking photos of themselves on demolished land.

has posted. Officers in the devastated city of Paradise said on Saturday that Rob Freestone's photographs and accompanying signatures were "unacceptable and reprehensible." One shows a smirking freestone with a flowerpot charred in front of a home Another shows him jumping on a burnt-out trampoline with the caption: "Trampolines are stupid … It used to be called the Jumpoline until …

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