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  • Exploring Ratlum Mountain, And A Cabin In The Woods

    Exploring Ratlum Mountain, And A Cabin In The Woods
    For those of us who spend time in the woods, there's nothing better than coming across a cabin. At Canton's Ratlum Mountain, you follow a twisting path through ferns, under giant pine trees and past rock ledges, to a clearing where the sun illuminates...
  • Bizarre gecko discovered in remote Australian rain forest

    Bizarre gecko discovered in remote Australian rain forest
    High in the mountains of northeastern Australia, scientists have discovered three intriguing animals that are brand new to science, and you can see all three of them in the photo gallery above. They include the bizarre-looking leaf-tailed gecko...
  • Forest preserve employee charged with bribery

    Forest preserve employee charged with bribery
    A Cook County Forest Preserve District employee was secretly recorded two years ago taking $10,000 cash in kickbacks to steer contracts to a west suburban construction company owner working undercover for the FBI, federal authorities said today....
  • 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

    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 and 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 site at the White Rock Day Use Area in the Santa...