User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Regional
Category: Problems :: Deforestation
Last updated: Aug 31 2016 06:13 IST RSS 2.0
 
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ISIS Says Spokesman Killed in Syria 31.8.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Islamic State said its spokesman has been killed in northern Syria.
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Why the Beaver Creek fire has been burning for more than two months and counting 27.8.2016 Denver Post: Local
The Beaver Creek fire, ignited on June 19, has forced firefighters to rethink the way they battle wildfire and is providing valuable lessons that could change the way forest fires are fought in Colorado’s millions of acres of insect-eaten timber.
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Collaboration? Not so much. 22.8.2016 Current Issue
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In pursuing Facebook, Utah hopes for friend requests from other companies 21.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
West Jordan officials say it’s a one-time deal, a carrot too sweet to dangle twice: In return for building what might rank among the world’s largest data-center campuses, Facebook would receive up to $260 million worth of tax incentives, a commitment of nearly 5 million gallons of water per day, a reduced rate on renewable energy and yet-to-be-announced benefits from the state. Taxpayers, meanwhile, would eventually reap a 14,000-fold increase in property tax value from what is now a dryland far... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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High avocado prices fueling deforestation in Michoacan mountains 12.8.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Americans' love for avocados and rising prices for the highly exportable fruit are fueling the deforestation of central Mexico's pine forests as farmers rapidly expand their orchards to feed demand.
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Avocado prices fueling deforestation in Mexico 11.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Mexico City • Americans’ love for avocados and rising prices for the highly exportable fruit are fueling the deforestation of central Mexico’s pine forests as farmers rapidly expand their orchards to feed demand. Avocado trees flourish at about the same altitude and climate as the pine and fir forests in the mountains of Michoacan, the state that produces most of Mexico’s avocados. That has led farmers to wage a cat-and-mouse campaign to avoid authorities, thinning out the forests, planting youn...
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Rio brings its samba style to the opening ceremony of the Olympics 6.8.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
The Summer Olympic Games kicked off Friday night in an opening ceremony with a gutted budget but a soaring feel, with a samba singalong typical of this nation's partying style.
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Former Oregon lumber town rides digital wave to a comeback 26.7.2016 Durango Herald
A rural Oregon town that saw its timber industry implode years ago is making a comeback thanks to the digital revolution
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BLM moves away from landmark Northwest Forest Plan 25.7.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Court showdown may force the agency to reconsider its Pacific Northwest logging goals.
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The rising intensity of wildfires in the West (4 letters) 17.7.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
I read with interest the article by Allison Linville on Western wildfires. I certainly concur with her violate and frightening assessment of modern wildfire in the West.
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In praise of a wild West 17.6.2016 High Country News Most Recent
A 21st-century vision for Western public lands, including their role in solving challenges like climate change.
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Why our relationship to the public lands must evolve 17.6.2016 High Country News Most Recent
A 21st-century vision for Western lands, including their role in solving challenges like climate change.
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Why is logging dying? Blame the market. 15.6.2016 Writers on the Range
Environmental regulations and endangered species protections are not at fault for Western logging’s decline.
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Can a ranch sawmill improve forest health in rural Colorado? 27.5.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Cutting timber on a billionaire’s land could boost the San Luis Valley’s economy.
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Local woodcutters pitch in on forest health 27.5.2016 High Country News Most Recent
How mobilizing a small army of locals could nurture grassroots support for large-scale thinning efforts.
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Hiking Big and Little Cottonwood canyons may soon cost recreationists 24.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The U.S. Forest Service wants to impose a $6-per-vehicle fee on users of popular trails in Big and Little Cottonwood canyons, which see between 5 million and 6 million visitors a year but have no independent revenue stream to develop and maintain trailheads, bathrooms, trails, picnic sites and parking areas. “We want to improve the recreational experience,” said Matt Lane, a trails manager with the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. “We want to make it that shining star that people look to and...
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Groups file complaint over Poland's ancient forest plan 19.4.2016 Durango Herald
Environmental groups lodge a complaint with the European Commission over a Polish government plan for extensive logging in Europe's last primeval forest, saying they were forced to take that step after running out of options in Poland
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Groups seek injunction on northern Idaho logging project 12.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Boise, Idaho • Two conservation groups have asked a federal judge for an injunction to temporarily stop a salvage logging project in a national forest near the Selway and Middle Fork Clearwater rivers in northern Idaho. Idaho Rivers United and Friends of the Clearwater filed the motion last week as part of their lawsuit in federal court against the U.S. Forest Service seeking to stop the project that aims to harvest about 34 million board feet of timber scorched by wildfire. The groups contend i...
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Op-ed: With 2,700 miles of open roads, Dixie Forest has plenty of public access 10.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Are Dixie National Forest managers really “shutting down public access” as a Garfield County official claims? Certainly not. Some context might help. In 2005, the Forest Service enacted the Travel Management Rule, requiring national forests to limit motorized vehicles to designated roads and trails. Before that, the majority of America’s National Forest System was a free-for-all — wide open to vehicle travel. That meant you could strike out in any direction and drive off-road to your heart’s con...
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Judge rules against Forest Service in N. Idaho road dispute 1.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Boise, Idaho • The U.S. Forest Service erred in deciding Idaho officials planning a logging project didn’t need a special use permit to use a road that crosses private property within a Wild and Scenic River corridor, a federal judge has ruled. The Forest Service failed to consider requirements of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act pertaining to the Selway River in northern Idaho, U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill said in the ruling issued Monday. “It’s a good strong ruling under the Wild an...
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