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  • National Trails Day June 1: Hike Virginia's 22 scenic state forests

    National Trails Day June 1: Hike Virginia's 22 scenic state forests
    Forestry officials invite citizens out to Virginia’s state forests to celebrate National Trails Day June 1, according to a news release. Many of Virginia’s 22 state forests offer miles of trails for walking, hiking and bird watching....
  • Conservation groups challenge 'green' forest product certification

    Conservation groups challenge 'green' forest product certification
    SEATTLE -- When an intense storm pounded southwestern Washington in 2007, mud poured down from the mountainsides, logging debris choked streams and the Chehalis River flooded much of the region, causing $57 million in damage. Almost immediately,...
  • Evacuations ordered as fire rages in Angeles National Forest

    Evacuations ordered as fire rages in Angeles National Forest
    Flames fanned by strong winds in the Angeles National Forest burned close to high-voltage electrical lines Thursday afternoon, and mandatory evacuations were being ordered as a brush fire raged out of control. About 400 acres had been burned as hundreds...
  • 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...
  • Op-ed: With fire season upon us, US Forest Service night flying helicopter ready

    As firefighters struggle to contain the Powerhouse fire that is raging between Santa Clarita and Antelope Valley, we are reminded of the terrible devastation that fire, wind and dry fuel can bring. We are also seeing the tremendous utility of night...
  • In Rim fire's aftermath, a new worry emerges: water

    In Rim fire's aftermath, a new worry emerges: water
    GROVELAND, Calif. — As autumn turns to winter and rain falls over the charred landscape left behind by the Rim fire, forest rangers and emergency planners have a new worry: water. Over 90% of the blaze burned in the Tuolumne River watershed, where...
  • Jarrettsville sons honor mother's memory with tree planting at Eden Mill

    In a heart-warming ceremony earlier this month, the sons of the late Amanda Torbit of Jarrettsville planted and dedicated a tree in their mother's memory at Eden Mill Nature Center in northern Harford County. The tree planting was an expression of...