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  • Deforestation in Brazil rain forest spurs evolution

    Deforestation in Brazil rain forest spurs evolution
    Deforestaton is propeling fast changes in evolution, a study of the Brazilian rain forest suggests. Researchers found that in areas where populations of large-billed, fruit-eating birds, such as toucans, have been driven out because of deforestation,...
  • Consumer question: When is 'green' logging really green?

    Consumer question: When is 'green' logging really green?
    SEATTLE — The seal looked appealing, a daisy on a field of green, with the words “Tested Green.” It was issued to more than 120 products as a guarantee of environmental responsibility. The problem, federal trade regulators announced in...
  • Angeles National Forest fire grows to 1,400 acres, 15% contained

    A wildfire in the Angeles National Forest and Santa Clarita has burned more than 1,400 acres and was 15% contained Friday, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. New evacuations were ordered at 5 a.m. for homes on a one-mile stretch of San...
  • Angeles National Forest fire now at 1,500 acres

    Angeles National Forest fire now at 1,500 acres
    A wildfire in the Angeles National Forest and Santa Clarita has burned more than 1,500 acres and was only 15% contained Friday, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. The flames are chewing through dried-out brush andĀ chaparral in the steep,...
  • $3-million White fire in Santa Barbara County ruled accidental

    $3-million White fire in Santa Barbara County ruled accidental
    The White fire that burned nearly 2,000 acres in Santa Barbara County this week was started accidentally, officials said Friday. The blaze was sparked by embers that escaped from an approved fire-use siteĀ at the White Rock Day Use Area in the Santa...
  • Greener state, greener city

    Greener state, greener city
    The recent passage and signing of landmark forest legislation will help protect the health and well-being of all Marylanders for generations to come. Maryland has made a commitment to "no net loss" of our state's forests — both urban and rural...
  • Grand fire burns through 3,800 acres; crews attack from air

    Grand fire burns through 3,800 acres; crews attack from air
    More than 1,400 firefighters were on the lines Friday, battling a brush fire that’s burned through more than 3,800 acres in Ventura and Kern counties since Wednesday. The Grand fire is 25% contained, and the threatened Hungry Valley State Park and...
  • A Journey To A Windswept Island In Goodwin State Forest

    A Journey To A Windswept Island In Goodwin State Forest
    Maybe it's because I read "Treasure Island" too many times as a kid. Or maybe it was the islands of grass -- known as "witches heads" -- we would hop across as kids to get to the other side of the swamp. Whatever the reason, I love islands. Whether I...
  • Virginia Department of Forestry: Woman's vision protects family's forest and its valuable legacy with conservation easement

    Virginia  Department of Forestry: Woman's vision protects family's forest and its valuable legacy with conservation easement
    In 1961, when Mrs. Segar White Guy inherited her father’s 306-acre tract of unmanaged forestland in Sussex County, she made the long-term commitment to improve the quality of the woodland, according to a news release from the Virginia Department...
  • Forest Service urges camping with caution

    Forest Service urges camping with caution
    Roanoke, VA - National forest officials are promoting flash flood awareness for neighboring communities and people who camp outdoors. A flash flood is a serious weather event for forest visitors because rising flood water is extremely dangerous—a...
  • Dream home: Color-blind bachelor designs artful space

    Dream home: Color-blind bachelor designs artful space
    In 1985, attorney David Snyder purchased one side of a duplex in Baltimore between the upscale neighborhoods of Roland Park and Guilford. The 1929 brick Georgian-style home had a stately exterior but would need an interior makeover. Nevertheless,...