User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Regional
Category: Problems :: Deforestation
Last updated: Nov 28 2016 19:58 IST RSS 2.0
 
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How to love a weird and perfect wilderness 28.11.2016 High Country News Most Recent
A desolate Oregon landscape offers lessons on the modern wild.
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Clearcutting the Tongass National Forest is dead wrong 17.11.2016 Writers on the Range
To avert the worst climate change impacts, old forests and their massive carbon reserves must be protected.
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FLPMA deserves a party, too 10.11.2016 Writers on the Range
It may be the Park Service’s 100th year, but lesser-known policies have done a lot for public lands.
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Want to cut a Christmas tree? Here is where and how 8.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
As Thanksgiving and Christmas approaches, hundreds of Utah outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the tradition of cutting their own Christmas tree on public lands. The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management having been busy releasing information on how and when to obtain permits throughout the state. The forest service reminds those participating that trees must always be cut close to the ground, leaving the stump no higher than six inches. A shovel to dig through snow to reach the base of the t...
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Oregon standoff members' beliefs also in mainstream politics 6.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Salem, Ore. • While the six-week armed takeover of a federal wildlife facility this year may have been conducted by a fringe group, the underlying push for states and counties to control land now possessed by the federal government already exists among local elected officials in Oregon and elsewhere. Attention during the standoff focused on the group’s belief that the federal government doesn’t actually have a right to own the more than 50 percent of Oregon it controls, and on how many of the oc... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Olympics: Tokyo panel details venue changes, cost cuts for 2020 Games 2.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Tokyo • The rowing and canoeing venue for the 2020 Olympics should either be moved to a site hundreds of miles (kilometers) away in northern Japan or downgraded to a temporary facility in Tokyo, a city government cost-cutting panel said Tuesday. The recommendation came as officials of the International Olympic Committee, Tokyo’s city government and other key parties gathered to review the cost of the games. The panel has said the cost of the Tokyo Olympics could exceed $30 billion — four times t...
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In Canada, mountain caribou recovery falters 31.10.2016 Current Issue
A decade of conservation efforts has done little to stop the decline of the endangered ungulates or their rainforest home.
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An end to old-growth logging in Alaska’s Tongass? 31.10.2016 Current Issue
Does a Forest Service plan to end clear-cuts of old stands go far enough?
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Child charged with arson in connection to massive Beaver Creek fire near Walden 22.10.2016 Denver Post: Local
Prosecutors announced on Friday that arson charges have been filed against a child in connection with the massive Beaver Creek fire near Walden.
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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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