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  • Proposed fracking in national forest meets broad opposition

    BRIDGEWATER, Va. — The headwaters of the Potomac River rise amid the hills and hollows of George Washington National Forest in Virginia. Small creeks dart past oak, white pine and hickory, become streams that nourish farmland and towns, and create a...
  • Cook County Forest Preserves mulls major overhaul

    Cook County Forest Preserves mulls major overhaul
    Cook County Forest Preserve District leaders on Friday unveiled sweeping plans to overhaul the sprawling system, an ambitious program to restore 30,000 acres to a pristine state, buy more land and draw thousands of new people to the natural areas. But...
  • Cool Rain Aids Firefighters' Battle Against Bitter Creek Wildfire

    Cool Rain Aids Firefighters' Battle Against Bitter Creek Wildfire
    While conditions were cool and lightly rainy on Monday, fire fighters still have a lot of work ahead of them as they monitor, manage, and contain several wildfires across the state. As of Monday, the largest fire was the Bitter Creek blaze, about 30...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • The trouble with parking at state parks

    The trouble with parking at state parks
    The California state parks system is pretty clueless about parking -- which, strange to say, is kind of an important issue for it these days because it's how we pay to get in and how it gets a lot of its money. Much of the time, at many of the parks,...
  • 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,...
  • Pictures in the News | Jan. 30, 2013

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Africa, where Malian youths restrain an alleged shop looter after arresting him in the northern city of Gao, a key Islamist stronghold until it was retaken by French and Malian troops in a major boost to the...
  • Weather prompts road closures in Angeles National Forest

     
    Weather prompts road closures: The Los Angeles County Public Works Department said they planned to close certain segments of road in the Angeles National Forest Thursday based on weather forecasts of snow and icy road conditions....
  • 2013 Private #Forest Conference: Foster oneness with nature

     
    GUEST BLOG by James Finley, Ph.D., Ibberson Chair for Forest Management, Penn State School of Forest Resources: Trees and woods are important to people. Trees and woods purify air and water, provide wildlife habitat, and generally ensure our quality of...
  • #Hemlock woolly adelgid discovered in Western Pa. state parks

     
    A non-native, invasive insect that attacks and kills Eastern hemlock trees has advanced westward across Pennsylvania to Clarion and Jefferson counties where infestations have been confirmed in two state parks. “The hemlock woolly adelgid, a...