User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-Independent
Category: Land Management :: Fire
Last updated: Nov 11 2017 01:00 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Zinke’s new sage grouse plans ignores years of work 10.11.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The changes adhere with Trump’s goals of energy dominance on public lands.
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Where is the forest-restoration economy? 30.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The budget-starved Forest Service gives jobs to the lowest bidder instead of local communities.
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How the outsourcing of forestry jobs seeps into our public lands debates 30.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Cash-strapped agencies use private contractors to the detriment of local communities.
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The Myth of the Managed Wildfire: How US Forest Service Policies Perpetuate Deadly Wildfires 26.10.2017 Truthout.com
The idea that wildfires can be controlled is a dangerous and costly myth, promoted in large part by the timber industry, which views wildfires as a waste of economic resources, not the forest's way of rejuvenating itself. Ecologically speaking, fighting wildfires makes about as much sense as fighting hurricanes, yet we spend nearly $3 billion annually on the effort. Tanker helicopters fight a wildfire on October 16, 2017, in Oakville, California. At least 40 people were killed with many are still missing, and at least 5,700 buildings have been destroyed since wildfires broke out a week ago. (Photo: Elijah Nouvelage / Getty Images) Research is clear  that the wildfires the US experienced this year are more widespread and increasingly intense as our climate heats up. Consistent with the US government's head-in-the-sand approach to the climate crisis generally, our national wildfire "management" policy flies in the face of science and reason. If we don't learn to adapt to climate change's growing coastal ...
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Shrub-choked wildlands played a role in California fires 24.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The deadly Wine Country blazes ignited and grew in forests and shrublands.
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Forest fires on the rise as JRC study warns of danger to air quality 19.10.2017 Global Health and Wellness News - ENN
The JRC’s annual forest fires report confirms a trend towards longer and more intense fire seasons in Europe and neighbouring regions, with wildfires now occurring throughout the year. The report coincides with an international study which finds that global wildfire trends could have significant health implications due to rising harmful emissions.
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Our Summer of Fire and the Fires to Come 19.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
A helicopter prepares to drop water on a fire that threatens the Oakmont community along Highway 12 in Santa Rosa on October 13, 2017. Early morning mandatory evacuations happened on Adobe Canyon Road and Calistoga Rd. (Photo: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Out-of-control wildfires have devastated the Western US this year, causing not only immediate deaths and untold property damage, but dangerous levels of smoke pollution and long-term health effects. The impact of wildfires on human health and ecosystems will keep rising, unless serious and emergency measures are taken to counter climate change and its effects. A helicopter prepares to drop water on a fire that threatens the Oakmont community along Highway 12 in Santa Rosa on October 13, 2017. Early morning mandatory evacuations happened on Adobe Canyon Road and Calistoga Rd. (Photo: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Explosive wildfires have raged in Northern California over the last two weeks.  Forty-one people ...
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UAH graduate student uncovers link between forest fire smoke, pollution events 18.10.2017 Environmental News Network
Smoke from forest fires might contribute to more than half of certain gritty air pollution events in the continental U.S. during the summer, and as much as 20 percent of those events throughout the year, according to new research at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).
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Northern California tribes face down massive wildfires 13.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
With resources stretched thin, some evacuees return home as clean up begins.
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What are Diablo Winds? 12.10.2017 TreeHugger
The winds fanning the historically dreadful California fires are borne from a complicated mash-up of meteorology, physics, geography, and topography.
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As Deadly Wildfires Rage in California, a Look at How Global Warming Fuels Decades of Forest Fires 11.10.2017 Truthout.com
In California, powerful winds and bone-dry conditions are fueling massive wildfires. A state of emergency has been declared in northern areas as the fires have left at least 17 people dead, destroying whole neighborhoods and forcing 20,000 people to evacuate their homes. The wildfires come after the US Forest Service warned last year that an unprecedented 5-year drought led to the deaths of more than 100 million trees in California, setting the stage for massive fires. Climate scientists believe human-caused global warming played a major role in the drought. We speak with Park Williams, bioclimatologist at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and co-author of a 2016 report showing that global warming is responsible for nearly half of the forest area burned in the western United States over the past three decades. Please check back later for full ...
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Climate Disruption Could Pose "Existential Threat" By 2050 2.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
(Photo: Billy Wilson ; Edited: LW / TO) Human-forced global warming is unraveling Earth: We've changed the composition of the atmosphere, acidified the oceans and caused massive ice melt. As epic rains warp Earth's crust and tree-killing beetles follow warmer temperatures northwards, scientists warn of an "existential threat" to humanity as early as 2050 as planetary heating continues apace. (Photo: Billy Wilson ; Edited: LW / TO)   This story was published because of support from readers like you. If you care about maintaining a free and independent media, make a donation to Truthout! It is often painful to write these monthly dispatches, chronicling what has happened to the Earth over the previous several weeks. Every month I'm taken aback by how rapidly the changes are unfolding. Take my word for this: These pieces are as emotionally challenging for me to write as they are for you to read. Over the several years I've been producing these climate disruption dispatches, I've mostly received messages of ...
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New Forest Service chief; Pardoning Cliven Bundy; Monarchs in decline 2.10.2017 Current Issue
HCN.org news in brief.
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Forest Fire Pollution Wreaks Havoc on Wildlife 20.9.2017 Environmental News Network
Forest fires in Southeast Asia during the El Niño droughts of 2015 caused considerable disruption to the biodiversity of the region due to the smoke-induced ‘haze’ they created, according to new research led by Benjamin Lee at the University of Kent and the National Parks Board in Singapore.
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New forest resilience bond blazes a trail 20.9.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
A public-private partnership can address this burning problem.
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Zinke’s fire memo calls for aggressive forest thinning 18.9.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The policy ignores major drivers of Western fire: weather and climate change.
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Forest Service leadership lands in Southern hands 14.9.2017 High Country News Most Recent
A new chief steps in as Western forests blaze.
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The West’s dramatic wildfire season, explained 13.9.2017 High Country News Most Recent
A fire ecologist on how it happened, and why communities will have to adapt.
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Forest Regeneration Project of 30 Years Yields Results 12.9.2017 Environmental News Network
A spruce forest regeneration experiment in Interior Alaska that spanned nearly 30 years demonstrates which forest management practices produce the best results.
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No Place For Climate Change Deniers To Hide 10.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Now is precisely the time for a national commitment, when the winds are blowing and fires are burning.
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