The Bootleg Fire burning in the Fremont-Winema National Forest in Oregon reached 413,562 acres and was 56 percent contained as of July 31, fire officials said.This footage filmed by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service shows fire crews conducting mop up operations near Dairy Creek and Lee Thomas meadows, according to officials.“Mop up occurs in areas where the fire has been controlled but the edge still has hot spots,” the forest service wrote in a caption. “In this case, crews extinguished and removed this hazard tree near the road, preventing further spread of fire activity in the area.”Although evacuation orders in Klamath and Lake Counties were lifted, officials warned residents in the area to remain vigilant as critical fire weather was forecast over the weekend, according to InciWeb. Credit: USDA: United States Forest Service via Storyful
A mountain lion was released back into California’s Santa Ana mountains on July 29 after spending two weeks rehabilitating at a nearby wildlife center.The one-year-old male lion was brought to San Diego Humane Society’s Ramona Wildlife Center on July 13 after multiple reported sightings around the Orange County neighborhood, the society wrote in a press release.The center’s Project Wildlife veterinary team performed lab work, X-rays, a dental exam, parasite treatment, and gave the lion fluids to ensure he was ready for independent survival in his home territory, the society said.“Mountain lions are in many communities in Southern California, but it is important to remember they need to remain wild at heart and not get comfortable around people — for everyone’s safety,” said operations and wildlife rehabilitation director Christine Barton. “They are special predators and we are proud to have an expert team trusted by the state of California in this pilot program to care for the species here at the Ramona Wildlife Center.”This footage filmed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife shows the lion leaping into the wild upon release. Credit: California Department of Fish and Wildlife via Storyful
The death toll from wildfires burning in Turkey’s southern Antalya province rose to six on July 31, according to local reports citing authorities.Turkey’s Agriculture and Forestry minister said on Saturday that 88 of 98 forest fires burning in the country were brought under control between July 28-31 but crews were battling with the remaining 10.On Saturday, President Erdoğan visited the town of Manavgat, where hundreds of people have been affected by the wildfires.Footage shared on Twitter by a journalist covering the wildfires shows a tortoise being offered water near the town of Manavgat. According to local reports, thousands of animals have perished during the fires. Credit: @oncerit via Storyful
Smoke filled the sky in British Columbia’s Thompson-Nicola regional district on Saturday, July 31, as the nearby Lytton Creek fire continued to burn at 48,282 hectares (about 186 square miles).Firefighters have been battling the out of control blaze since June 30, according to the British Columbia Wildfire Service.This footage, filmed by Twitter user @TINA3355PJC, shows a hazy sky above the BC-5 highway on Saturday morning. Credit: @TINA3355PJC via Storyful
Flash flood warnings were issued in central Arizona on Friday, July 30, as severe thunderstorms hit the region.This video, shared by Kenneth Seth Yarbrough from the town of Payson, located northeast of Phoenix, shows water rushing by.Thunderstorms weakened over Friday night across most of Phoenix but remained in the forecast into Saturday evening, according to the National Weather Service. Credit: Kenneth Seth Yarbrough via Storyful
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for areas in southeast California on July 30, warning drivers to turn around if they encountered inundated roads.The NWS also issued a flash flood warning for parts of Joshua Tree National Park on Friday.This footage, recorded on Friday afternoon in Joshua Tree, shows water flowing down Veterans Way. Credit: Diane Best via Storyful
Protesters took to the streets of Paris on July 31 to demonstrate against France’s COVID-19 health pass, required for entry to gatherings or events.Protests continued for a third weekend in a row on Saturday, France 24 reported.This footage, posted by Dany Ould on Twitter, shows police and protesters clashing on Boulevard de Clichy in Paris. In the footage, a police officer can be seen raising his fists at protesters. Credit: Dany Ould via Storyful
The extent of damage to a car dealership in Trevose, Pennsylvania, following a July 29 tornado is illustrated by drone footage shot in the aftermath of the event.Staff and customers at Faulkner Mazda Trevose were forced to take cover as a tornado ripped through the dealership, with the interior and exterior of the showroom, as well as numerous vehicles, affected.Temporarily closed, the dealership said in a Facebook post that all staff and customers were safe following the incident.Gary Terwilliger of Custom Aerial Creations captured this footage, sharing it to Twitter on July 30. Credit: Gary Terwilliger via Storyful
The gold medal-winning achievements of US gymnast Sunisa “Suni” Lee at the Tokyo Olympics has provided the inspiration for some incredible flipbook art.Created by Ben Zurawski, a professional flipbook artist who goes by the name theflippist, a YouTube video featuring the work was posted on July 30 – a day after Lee won gold in the women’s individual all-around gymnastics final.Talking about his work — which shows some of Lee’s routine, as well as the ecstatic response of her family to her win — Zurawski said, “After spending the night drawing a portion of her routine frame by frame, I still don’t understand how the human body can just fly through the air like that.” Credit: theflippist via Storyful
Hail inundated parts of Denver, Colorado, on Friday, July 30, as the National Weather Service (NWS) warned of “thunderstorm conditions” in parts of the city.This clip, posted to Instagram by Sharon Oh, shows strong winds, hail and rain. The source said the footage was taken in the Washington Park West area of Denver.Storms in the Denver metro area were “capable of producing very heavy rain and some flooding, especially low lying areas, underpasses, and streets,” the NWS said. Credit: Sharon Oh via Storyful
This is the hilarious moment a wild turkey was seen chasing a mailman down the street in Madison, Wisconsin. Turkeys are known to be aggressive during mating season and will try to assert their dominance over anything, even a mail truck weighing over a ton!
This clip shows protesters encamping outside Downing Street, London, in solidarity with the Iranian people. Demonstrators are on hunger strike against water shortage in Iran, the crackdown on protesters, the human rights violations committed by the regime, as well as the lack of coverage of these humanitarian issues by Western media. The video was filmed on July 31.
Extinction Rebellion protesters gathered outside London's Science Museum on Saturday (July 31) as thousands of visitors entered to protest the museum's sponsorship with oil giant Shell. It comes following the publication of a contract between the two parties which showed an agreement to "not to damage the goodwill and reputation" of Shell. Critics have labelled the clause a "gagging order". Climate activist Greta Thunberg tweeted that the museum has "killed" its own reputation. At the protest on Saturday, activists depicted planet Earth being beaten to death by Shell. Placards read, "Shell out" and "shame on you". Protesters wearing lab coats reading "I'm a scientist," said they felt betrayed by the museum's actions, with one adding she felt Shell were "very much still part of the problem". Another activist said Shell were "not really taking any action" on climate change. Before the protest, Shell had responded to the news saying they "fully respect the museum's independence", that "carbon capture matters" and "debate and discussion are essential".
In this clip filmed today (July 31), adults protest against child vaccination demanding medical freedom in London. Parents and youngsters throw colorful balls into Downing Street to the tune of "Save my children".
Hundreds of people protest in Whitehall, London, calling on equal pension rights for British Gurkha veterans. Veterans began a hunger strike on July 21 against a British law that doesn't allow veterans who retired before 1997 to claim a UK Armed Forces pension. Gurkhas who retired in the period between the end of the Second World War and 1994, are excluded from the army pension. Historically, Gurkhas have served the British Crown since 1815. The protest was organised by the British Gurkha Satyagraha United Struggle Committee (BGSU). The clip was filmed today (July 31).
This clip shows a newborn baby goat with two heads, four eyes, two noses, and one mouth. The umbilical cord is still attached to the belly. The owner named Velusamy said that one of his goats gave birth to it. Unfortunately, due to the weight of the heads, the animal is unable to stand. The baby goat most probably has Polycephaly, a condition that is usually contracted by livestock animals. The video was filmed on July 31 in the Manaparai area of Trichy District, in the South Indian state of Tamilnadu.
This clip shows a very thirsty hedgehog drinking water from a plastic container. The filmer rescued the spiny mammal after it got stuck in the vegetable garden, which is fenced with metal mesh. He said: "My dog had been looking in that spot for many days, but I didn't notice it". Worried about the health of the animal and the high temperatures, the filmer decided to quench its thirst. After drinking a lot of water, the hedgehog recovered and fell asleep. The clip was filmed in Ukraine, on July 31.
Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) has shared dramatic footage showing the moment a vehicle driven by one of their troopers was struck in a three-vehicle crash in Athens, Ohio, on July 29.This clip, posted to the OSHP Facebook page, shows the trooper driving southbound on Radford Road. The video shows a commercial vehicle striking a truck driving in front of the trooper before driving into the trooper’s car.Both the state trooper and the truck driver were uninjured and the crash remained under investigation, local news reported.“Motorists are reminded to always drive at an appropriate speed for roadway conditions and to remain aware of their surroundings,” OSHP said. Credit: Ohio State Highway Patrol via Storyful
In this clip, a man is held on the ground by police officers in the Paris suburb of Ivry-sur-Seine. According to the filmer, the video was shot after the man attacked a police agent with a knife. The officer is seen bleeding from his hand and then laying on the ground in pain. The alleged attacker is then filmed being carried away by a police car. Details of the incident are still unclear. The clip was filmed today (July 31) at 11.30 am (CEST), in front of the Centre Commercial of Ivry mall, on Boulevard Paul Vaillant Couturier.
Heavy rainfall caused water to gush down Grand Falls, northeast of Flagstaff, Arizona, footage shot on July 29 shows.This video, by Liz Kylin, shows heavy flows of muddy water cascading down the falls.A significant weather advisory was in place for the region on July 29, with the National Weather Service warning of torrential rainfall. Credit: Liz Kylin via Storyful
Rescuers and local villagers risk their lives while carrying injured people across a raging river in India, after a bridge collapsed due to flash floods. The rescue team is seen transporting patients from one bank of the river to the other, braving the river Jahalman Nallah. The incident took place in the Lahaul and Spiti district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The clip was filmed on July 31.
In this clip, a truck carrying gas cylinders gets stuck in the flooded Parvati River, in the Rajasthan state of India. Police officers and villagers are seen pulling the vehicle out of the overflowing river. The clip was filmed on July 30.
Debris streamed down a street in Cedar City, Utah, on July 30, amid a flash flood watch for the area.This video captured by Jesse Harris shows the debris. “Flows are coming from higher elevations and are bringing plenty of mud and rock,” Harris wrote.The National Weather Service had issued a flash flood watch for southwestern Utah in the early hours of July 30, warning of rounds of thunderstorms and heavy rainfall. Credit: Jesse Harris via Storyful
An airplane is spotted carrying water near the town of Serik, in the Antalya Province of Turkey. The aircraft flies towards the forest as fire is still sweeping across the area. Wildfires broke out in Antalya's Manavgat district on Wednesday, July 28, and quickly spread to residential areas due to strong winds. Multiple neighborhoods have been evacuated. This footage was filmed on July 31.