Flames leap above the tree tops of tall Ponderosa Pine trees ...
Jul 25th, 2011
(AFP/Getty Images/File) - Flames leap above the tree tops of tall Ponderosa Pine trees in the Apache National Forest during back burn operations as the Wallow Fire burned in June 2011 in Big Lake, Arizona. Climate change is likely to cause more frequent wildfires and may transform the forests and ecosystem of the iconic Yellowstone national park in the coming decades, a US study said.(AFP/Getty Images/File/Kevork Djansezian) -
By Tomo Uetake TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average rose 2.3 percent on Wednesday, breaking above 15,000 for the first time since January 2008, with Sony Corp surging after an activist U.S. fund called on the company to spin off and list its lucrative entertainment unit. The market's run to a fresh 5-1/2 year high was underpinned by f... [Full Article]
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