Man freed after leg gets pinned between two logs

Northampton, MA – A man, who was working or a local logging company, was trapped when his leg was pinned between two large logs. Emergency personnel placed an airbag between the logs and pushed them apart freeing the man. He was then transported to Baystate Medical Center.

The man, who was not identified, was said to have been pinned between two “very massive” logs and appeared to be in a lot of pain. Northampton Fire Rescue Deputy Chief John Garriepy continued by saying he is unsure of how the man’s leg became trapped.

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Engaging stakeholder interest critical to communicating ecosystem services

Engaging stakeholder interest critical to communicating ecosystem services

By learning strategies to engage the interest of stakeholders and decision-makers, specialists in ecosystem services can better convey important data and information, a session on communications heard during the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) world conference on Tuesday.

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Engaging stakeholder interest critical to communicating ecosystem services

By learning strategies to engage the interest of stakeholders and decision-makers, specialists in ecosystem services can better convey important data and information, a session on communications heard during the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) world conference on Tuesday.

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Tree climber rescued after chainsaw kicks back and cuts safety line

Auckland, New Zealand – A man in his 20’s was rescued after falling nearly 20 feet from a tree after his chainsaw kicked back. The saw cut his arm and safety line causing him to fall. He suffered serious leg and chest injuries. The man was then taken to Auckland City Hospital, where he remains in a serious condition.

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Man receives electric shock while trimming trees in Clearwater, FL

Clearwater, FL – A 38 year old man received an electric shock from power lines while trimming branches at a home in Clearwater. The man was standing on a metal ladder trimming branches when he was injured. Fire & Rescue responded to the scene at around 11 AM. The man was air lifted to Tampa General hospital where he is in critical condition.

It is unknown at this time if the man was hired to do the work or a homeowner. His name and other details have not been released at this time.

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#MountainsMatter video contest winners capture beauty of mountains, sorrow of displacement

#MountainsMatter video contest winners capture beauty of mountains, sorrow of displacement

Nurlan Anarbaev of Kyrgyzstan and Jaya Setiawan Gulo of Indonesia are the 2017 winners of the International Mountain Day #MountainsMatter video contest organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The winners received a trip to Rome, Italy to see their videos shown at the Mountain Partnership Global Meeting that opened on 11 December, International Mountain Day (IMD).

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