“We don’t send people out to fight hurricanes and that’s what it’s starting to feel like for firefighters.” CICELY MULDOON, the superintendent of Yosemite National Park, explaining a shift to the preventative felling of trees as a way to control fires that now resemble hellish storms because of overgrown forests.
PARIS — Long a favorite spot for picnics and sunbathing, the lawns surrounding the Eiffel Tower have recently become the scene of furious protests. First came a social media campaign. Then a rally by dozens of local residents. Before long, a protester had hunkered down in a nearby plane tree for a hunger strike. The…