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Category: Problems :: Deforestation
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Residential evacuations for Winter Valley fire lifted as it rains Saturday 24.9.2017 Denver Post: Local
Recommended residential evacuations in Moffat County due to the Winter Valley Fire have been lifted as rain covers the area. The fire has grown to 6,400 acres, up from 5,200 acres Thursday.
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Forest Service, Idaho work to boost logging on federal land 23.9.2017 Denver Post: Business
The U.S. Forest Service and Idaho have forged 10 agreements for logging and restoration projects on federal land in what officials say could become a template for other Western states to create jobs and reduce the severity of wildfires.
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Forest Service, Idaho work to boost logging on federal land 22.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service and Idaho have forged 10 agreements for logging and restoration projects on federal land in what officials say could become a template for other Western states to create jobs and reduce the severity of wildfires. Under the deals, Idaho foresters will administer timber sales on about 10,000 […]
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Forest Service, Idaho work to boost logging on federal land 22.9.2017 AP National
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The U.S. Forest Service and Idaho have forged 10 agreements for logging and restoration projects on federal land in what officials say could become a template for other Western states to create jobs and reduce the severity of wildfires....
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13 storey tower built of sustainably harvested Brazilian wood 22.9.2017 TreeHugger
Brazil is often in Treehugger because of illegal logging and deforestation. Not this time.
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When residents take charge of their rainforests, fewer trees die 21.9.2017 Environmental News Network
When the government gives citizens a personal stake in forested land, trees don’t disappear as quickly and environmental harm slows down.
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The American West is burning 21.9.2017 Washington Post
The American West is burning
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Chocolate lust is ruining West African rainforests 14.9.2017 TreeHugger
A report reveals that major chocolate companies buy cocoa from illegally-cleared national parks in Ghana and Ivory Coast.
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Hikers dismayed by cut to old-growth forest trail in Oregon 14.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — For some, it was the obvious step to safeguard a community from wildfire. To others, it was an unnecessary encroachment that marred a pathway through virgin forest. The result, all agree, is ugly. A trail that once traveled through never-before-logged forest is now home to stumps from an effort designed to […]
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US West's wildfires spark calls to thin tree-choked forests 14.9.2017 AP National
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Wildfires that are blackening the American West in one of the nation's worst fire seasons have ignited calls, including from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, to thin forests that have become so choked with trees that they are at "powder keg levels."...
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US West’s wildfires spark calls to thin tree-choked forests 14.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Wildfires that are blackening the American West in one of the nation's worst fire seasons have ignited calls, including from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, to thin forests that have become so choked with trees that they are at "powder-keg levels."
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Forests and SDGs: Taking a Second Look 12.9.2017 WRI Stories
Forests and SDGs: Taking a Second LookAdd Comment|PrintWild fruit in Amazonia. Photo by Neil Palmer/CIAT This week’s United Nations General Assembly in New York City gives denizens of “Development World” the chance to update their mental maps of how forests contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As argued in our book, Why Forests? Why Now?, there’s good reason to do so: forests are an overlooked and undervalued asset in the struggle to achieve these goals. Here’s why. More... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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A state's shared grief as fire chews through Oregon's beloved Columbia River Gorge 9.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

As more than 100 wildfires burned across the West, a blaze exploded this week in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area that has left Oregon’s oh-so-outdoorsy residents in a state of public mourning.

The Eagle Creek fire burned through their beloved backyard wilderness, blowing smoke into...

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Amid raging wildfires, fire management practices criticized 8.9.2017 AP Washington
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Intense wildfires plaguing much of the West have rekindled controversy over logging restrictions and fire management practices that critics say have created explosive fire seasons....
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Indigenous Communities Fend Off Invaders in the Peruvian Amazon 8.9.2017 WRI Stories
Indigenous Communities Fend Off Invaders in the Peruvian AmazonAdd Comment|PrintSettlement seen from the Ucayali River in Peru. We motored down a muddy tributary of the Ucayali River in the Peruvian Amazon, traveling quickly to make it home before dark. We had travelled upriver the day before with eight monitors from Nuevo Saposoa and Patria Nueva, communities of Peru's indigenous Shipibo-Conibo people. Our mission: to investigate and document areas that satellites had identified as possible... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Billions of dead trees force US fire crews to shift tactics 7.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

ALBANY, Wyo. (AP) — Vast stands of dead timber in the Western U.S. have forced firefighters to shift tactics, trying to stay out of the shadow of lifeless, unstable trees that could come crashing down with deadly force. About 6.3 billion dead trees are still standing in 11 Western states, up from 5.8 billion five […]
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Billions of dead trees force US fire crews to shift tactics 7.9.2017 AP Washington
ALBANY, Wyo. (AP) -- Vast stands of dead timber in the Western U.S. have forced firefighters to shift tactics, trying to stay out of the shadow of lifeless, unstable trees that could come crashing down with deadly force....
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In California, conservationists face off with vineyard owners 5.9.2017 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
It's vines versus old-growth forests, a biodiversity debate with consequences for steelhead trout, mountain lions and spotted owls.
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Amazon Guardians travel to city for landmark protest 31.8.2017 Survival International
Guajajara Guardians protest for the protection of their land © Guajajara Guardians A group of Brazilian Indians hailed as heroes for patrolling the Amazon and evicting illegal loggers have occupied government offices, to demand protection for their lands. It is the first protest of its kind by the Indians, known as the Guajajara Guardians. Their people face an emergency, as much of their forest has been razed to the ground. The Guardians work to protect their forest in the north-eastern Brazilian Amazon. They share the area, known as the Arariboia indigenous territory, with uncontacted Awá Indians. The Indians’ forest is an island of green amid a sea of deforestation . Heavily armed illegal loggers are now penetrating this last refuge, and the government is doing little to stop them. Tainaky Guajajara, one of the Guardians’ leaders, said at the protest in the city of Imperatriz: “We’re occupying FUNAI [government indigenous affairs department] to demand our rights to the land, and protection for the ...
Sponsored: Biofuel from forests lightens jetliner carbon footprint 24.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Aviation biofuel is made from forest residuals, the limbs and branches that are left after the harvesting of managed forests.
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