User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-Independent
Category: Land Management :: Fire
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Better forest management won't end wildfires, but it can reduce the risks — here's how 28.11.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Facing unprecedented conditions, it is more critical now than ever to fund fireproof investments, increase partnerships and improve policies.
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The risk of 'cascading' natural disasters is on the rise 25.10.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
As climate models predict danger to the nation's infrastructure, we need better public education to reduce and address these threats.
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Climate change and corporate greed combine to destroy forests with fire and felling 26.9.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Ed Finn The razing of millions of acres of forests by wildfires has been increasing in scale and intensity for the past few decades. This year has set new records for the number of trees and shrubs destroyed by fire -- not just in the United States and Canada, but also in many other countries, including England, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Sweden, Latvia, and North Korea. Wildfires, of course, have been a yearly occurrence in the summer months for centuries. Triggered mainly by lightning, they were nature's way of disposing of dead timber and providing fertile ground for new plant growth. That is still an important natural process, although many conflagrations today are unnaturally caused by human carelessness, such as poorly tended campfires and flipped-away cigarette butts. Far more devastating for the world's forests today, however, are the effects of global warming, mostly caused by the greenhouse gas emissions that emanate from the burning of fossil fuels. One of the detrimental effects of climate ...
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What the drought warnings across Canada are telling us 30.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Emma Lui As more than 500 forest fires burn across B.C., the drought conditions across the province are also worsening.  On Monday, CBC reported , "Nearly one-quarter of B.C.'s regions are now at the highest drought rating, with no significant rain in the forecast." B.C. is not alone in experiencing droughts and other extreme weather events, all of which are worsening with climate change. Many regions across provinces and territories, which are on the traditional territories of Indigenous peoples, have issued drought warnings. There were 120 forest fires burning in northern Ontario earlier this month, which have now decreased to 26 fires.    These extreme weather patterns seriously threaten clean drinking water sources, watersheds as well as our food security. Despite drought, forest fires and extreme weather events, most governments continue to promote an economic system that puts unlimited growth above water, our climate and the vital needs of people and the planet.  Governments must take immediate ...
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Massacre in Gaza: Israeli Forces Open Fire on Palestinians, Killing 18, Wounding as Many as 1,700 2.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
At least 18 Palestinians have died in Gaza after Israeli forces opened fire Friday on a protest near the Gaza Strip's eastern border with Israel. As many as 1,700 Palestinians were wounded. The deaths and injuries came as 30,000 Gaza residents gathered near the wall, as part of a planned 6-week-long nonviolent protest against the blockade of Gaza and to demand the right of return for Palestinian refugees. The protests began on Friday, March 30, known as "Land Day," marking the anniversary of the 1976 killing of six Palestinians protesting the Israeli confiscation of Arab land. Video posted online shows unarmed Palestinians being shot in the back while taking part in Friday's protest. Another 49 Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces on Saturday. Israel's actions have been condemned around the world, but Israel is rejecting calls to investigate the killings. At the United Nations, the US blocked a move by the UN Security Council to open an investigation. TRANSCRIPT JUAN GONZÁLEZ: We begin today's ...
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From bears to condors, the West’s wildlife is finding ways to survive 1.2.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Five ways science is finding unexpected resilience in animals.
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Why the pupfish spawns 1.2.2018 High Country News Most Recent
The West’s wildlife is resilient, even when confronted with upheaval and crisis.
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Climate change forced me to leave the place that I love 22.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
After finding their dream town, a family fled drought and fire.
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Fire language 22.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
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Environmentalists for better land management 22.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
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Hope in an unstable climate 22.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Drought and fire drives a family from their dream town.
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Researchers find post-fire logging harms Spotted owls 18.1.2018 Environmental News Network
Wildlife ecologists studying the rare Spotted owl in the forests of California have discovered that large, intense wildfires are not responsible for the breeding territory extinction that has been reported recently.
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Logging isn’t the solution to our wildfire problems 3.1.2018 Writers on the Range
We can’t ‘solve’ fire any more than we can ‘solve’ hurricanes.
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Climate Change 2017: What Happened and What It Means 30.12.2017 Truthout.com
The Thomas Fire, viewed from Via Real, just east of Lambert Road and the Bella Vista Polo Club, in Summerland, California, on December 11, 2017. (Photo: Doc Searls ) Before Trump, the best-case scenario of emissions reductions allowed for significantly more than 2 degrees Celsius of warming. With dangerously extreme weather happening more and more frequently, and with abrupt changes plausibly already begun, now is not the time to be backpedaling climate policy. The Thomas Fire, viewed from Via Real, just east of Lambert Road and the Bella Vista Polo Club, in Summerland, California, on December 11, 2017. (Photo: Doc Searls ) This story could not have been published without the support of readers like you. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout and fund more stories like it! How many more billions of dollars in damages will it take? How many more lives? It's obvious; all the climate extremes we have been experiencing lately are indeed caused by climate change. Our climate is already far ...
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Charcoal remains could accelerate CO2 emissions after forest fires 28.12.2017 Environmental News Network
Charcoal remains after a forest fire help decompose fine roots in the soil, potentially accelerating CO2 emissions in boreal forests.
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Glacier fires; nonsensical monument boundaries; alpine sublime 25.12.2017 Current Issue
HCN.org news in brief.
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How Climate Change Affects Extreme Weather in the US. 19.12.2017 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
You can deny climate change as much as you like. The evidence contradicts you. Any logical study takes account of scientific data which can be reproduced. That is the difference between media reports and the global warming reality. Here we have an up-to-date report on the state of one nation, with many others also recognising and acting on how to combat climate change in a coordinated global response.
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Forest resilience declines in face of wildfires, climate change 12.12.2017 Climate Change News - ENN
The forests you see today are not what you will see in the future. That’s the overarching finding from a new study on the resilience of Rocky Mountain forests, led by Colorado State University.Researchers analyzed data from nearly 1,500 sites in five states — Colorado, Wyoming, Washington, Idaho, and Montana — and measured more than 63,000 seedlings after 52 wildfires that burned over the past three decades. They wanted to understand if and how changing climate over the last several decades affected post-fire tree regeneration, a key indicator of forest resilience.
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Interior Department’s Climate Science Centers persevere 7.12.2017 High Country News Most Recent
As other initiatives get cut, these centers could ride out the Trump administration.
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Ancestral Pueblo logging practices could save New Mexico pinelands 6.12.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Researchers look to the past to better fight fire.
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