Koalas Have Become ‘Functionally Extinct’ Warn Campaigners
An animal campaign group has warned that koala numbers have fallen so low that the animal is “functionally extinct.” According to the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF), there are just 80,000 koalas left in the wild in Australia. Of the 128 regions where koalas are known to have been present, 41 of those no longer have any population of the marsupial. The term functionally extinct refers to a reduced population which may no longer be viable. The AKF said it has previously warned the current prime minister and opposition leaders of the fate of the koala but “received no response”.
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A 35-year-old hiker who was missing for more than two weeks was found alive on Friday in a Hawaiian forest, the woman's mother confirmed to NBC News affiliate KHNL in Honolulu.
On Friday, a Facebook page dedicated to finding her posted an update stating, "Amanda has been found."
The post said she had been "stuck and slightly injured" while in the forest.
Search for missing Seamus Lawless will resume in two days
The search for missing Irish man Seamus Lawless will resume in two days. The Trinity College professor went missing as he climbed Mount Everest. Seamus, 39, fell as he descended the peak on Thursday having just achieved a lifetime ambition of reaching the summit.
Eller's parents, who had offered a cash reward for her safe return, said previously that they she believed she was hiking when she went missing. The forest has caves, ravines and trenches, and 60 searchers combed the area by land and air in the days after her disappearance.
On Friday, Julia Eller, told KHNL she didn't yet have details about her daughter's ordeal. "She had gone a long way," she said. "And that’s all I know."
The station reported that a helicopter pilot hired by Eller's family spotted her from the air.
Eller is a physical therapist and yoga instructor. Her condition was unknown. Her mother was en route to a hospital where the woman was being checked out.
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A jewelry box led police to revisit hundreds of deaths. They may have found a serial killer.
Police say that Billy Chemirmir smothered his victims with pillows before robbing them. Because they were elderly women who lived alone, their deaths were not considered suspicious and initially did not get investigated. “That was heart-wrenching to find out that she had not died peacefully,” Adair told WFAA. “It was heartbreaking.” Chemirmir has insisted he is innocent. “They have circumstantial evidence that puts him in the area but that’s as far as the evidence goes,” Phillip Hayes, his attorney, told the Associated Press last week.
In pictures: An iconic £15m Porsche and other striking photos of the week (Photos)
A 1939 Porsche Type 64, the oldest car to wear a Porsche badge and the personal car of German car designer and manufacturer Ferdinand and Ferry Porsche on display during a press preview at Sotheby's auction house in London, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. This is the only surviving example of the Type 64 Porsche which is a direct ancestor of the iconic Porsche 365. The car will go on sale at an auction in Monterey Ca. in August and is expected to sell at around 15.75 million pounds sterling, (US$ 20 million, euro 18 million).
Kelli Thompson chants at the Alabama State Capitol during the March for Reproductive Freedom against the state's new abortion law, the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, in Montgomery, Ala. on May 19, 2019.
Yoga Teacher 'Chose Life' Despite 'Wanting to Give Up' After Disappearing in Forest for 17 Days
Yoga Teacher 'Chose Life' After Disappearing in Hawaii Forest for 17 Days Eller added, “Seeing the way that the community of Maui came together … Just under the idea of helping one person make it out of the woods alive, just warms my heart. And just seeing the power of prayer and the power of love when everybody combines their efforts is incredible. It could move mountains.” On Friday, the Haiku resident was spotted deep in a forest by a group of rescuers that had been hired by her family to help track her down, according to the Facebook page launched to aid in the search.
A participant of the international World Beard and Moustache Championships poses before taking part in one of the 17 categories of beard and moustache styles competing in Antwerp, Belgium on May 18, 2019.
18 Earth-size planets found in our galaxy—all hiding in plain sight
And a hundred more small worlds may be awaiting discovery, astronomers predict, thanks to a new method for combing through NASA data.
Migrants stand while being detained by Border Patrol, after crossing to the U.S. side of the U.S.-Mexico border barrier on May 17, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. The location is an area where migrants frequently turn themselves and ask for asylum after crossing the border. Approximately 1,000 migrants per day are being released by authorities in the El Paso sector of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jockey John Velazquez falls off of Bodexpress coming out of the straining gate during the running of the 144th Preakness at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, Md. on May 18, 2019.
Trump’s the Luckiest Guy Alive. Impeach Him Now To Change That.
Finally, the famously quiet man, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, has spoken. At 11am Wednesday, before reporters at the Justice Department, he spoke tersely about his report, and walked away from questions.
Indian voters show their ink-marked fingers after casting their vote in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh state on May 19, 2019, during the 7th and final phase of India's general election. Voting in one of India's most acrimonious elections in decades entered its final day on May 19 as Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi scrambled to hang on to his overall majority.
An aerial view over a chemically deforested area of the Amazon jungle caused by illegal mining activities in the river basin of the Madre de Dios region in southeast Peru, on May 17, 2019, during the 'Mercury' joint operation by Peruvian military and police ongoing since February 2019. Illegal mining activities for gold have caused irreversible ecological damage to more than 11,000 hectares of Amazonian forest and river basins, generating illicit activities in parallel such as human trafficking, mercury trafficking, hired killers and prostitution.
A rescue worker, top in red, hangs from the Eiffel Tower while a climber is seen below him between two iron columns Monday, May 20, 2019 in Paris. The Eiffel Tower has been closed to visitors after a person has tried to scale it.
The new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy holds up a mace, the Ukrainian symbol of power, during his inauguration ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, May 20, 2019. Ukrainian TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy was sworn in as the country's new president on Monday, and promised to stop the war in the country's east against Russian-backed separatists and immediately disbanded parliament, which he has branded as a group only interested in self-enrichment. Ukrainian parliament speaker Andriy Parubiy is in the background.
Indian rescuers to search for eight climbers missing in Himalayas
INDIA-CLIMBERS/MISSING (UPDATE 1):UPDATE 1-Indian rescuers to search for eight climbers missing in Himalayas
James Hinchcliffe, of Canada, slides into the backstretch after hitting the wall along the second turn during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Indianapolis.
Lori Lightfoot (R) kisses wife Amy Eshleman (L) in front of their daughter Vivian (C) after she was sworn in as Chicago's 56th mayor during an inauguration ceremony at Wintrust Arena in Chicago on May 20, 2019.
A nurse sits outside an intensive care unit (ICU) during doctors strike at a public hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on May 21, 2019. Intern Doctors in Haiti are on strike to protest several months of delays in the payment of their salaries.
A picture taken on May 21, 2019 in Vevey, Switzerland shows the paddle steamer 'Italie' of the Compagnie Generale de Navigation sur le lac Leman, commonly abbreviated to CGN, sailing on Lake Geneva past a giant fork sculpture designed by Switzerland's artist Jean-Pierre Zaugg.
Indian rescuers narrows search for missing group containing 4 Brit climbers
Eight climbers remain missing on Nanda Devi, India’s second highest mountain, including four Britons.
An alleged work by British street artist Banksy depicting a migrant child wearing a lifejacket holding a pink flare, is painted on the outer wall of a house overlooking the canal Rio de Ca Foscari, in Venice, Italy on May 21, 2019.
A house damaged in a tornado Monday, May 20, 2019, in Mangum, Okla., is pictured from the air Tuesday, May 21. A strong band of storms has spawned more than 30 tornadoes across the central U.S., damaging homes in Oklahoma, demolishing a rack track grandstand in Missouri and drenching waterlogged states with more water and more flooding.
Fire crackers explode near supporters of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto during clashes with the police in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country's capital under control after six people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in last month's presidential election.
Indian supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hold colour smoke crackers as they celebrate on the vote results day for India's general election in Siliguri on May 23, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi looked on course on May 23 for a major victory in the world's biggest election, with early trends suggesting his Hindu nationalist party will win a bigger majority even than 2014.
Afghan burqa-clad women sit as they receive aid items by a charity during the holy month of Ramdan in Herat province on May 23, 2019. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which devotees fast from dawn till dusk.
Aerobatic pilots Sean D. Tucker and Jessy Panzer (foreground) of Team Oracle fly down the Hudson River past the World Trade Center in New York on May 22, 2019 during a media day in advance of the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach over Memorial Day weekend. Tucker will be performing at air shows this summer and fall alongside Jessy Panzer, the only civilian female formation airshow pilot in the United States.
This picture taken on May 23, 2019 shows smoke plumes rising following reported Syrian government forces' bombardment on the town of Khan Sheikhun in the southern countryside of the rebel-held Idlib province.
A car is trapped under the fallen metal roof of the Break Time gas station and convenience store in tornado-hit Jefferson City, Mo., Thursday, May 23, 2019. The National Weather Service has confirmed a large and destructive tornado has touched down in Missouri's state capital, causing heavy damage and trapping multiple people in the wreckage of their homes.
Indian rescuers narrows search for missing group containing 4 Brit climbers.
Eight climbers remain missing on Nanda Devi, India’s second highest mountain, including four Britons.
Last images of hiking yoga instructor now missing in Hawaii
Benjamin Konkol, the boyfriend of missing yoga instructor, Amanda Eller, 35, who went missing a week ago in Hawaii says he has not given up hope because ...
Hiker missing two weeks in Hawaii found alive, family says
A woman who disappeared two weeks ago in Maui has been found alive, her mother told CBS affiliate KGMB on Friday. Amanda Eller, 35, was last seen on May ...