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New Analysis Guides Northern Rockies Forest Restoration, and the Future of Forest Management 11.2.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

The Wilderness Society released a new ecological analysis today to guide future forest restoration and assessments in the Northern Rockies. Titled "Restoration of Low-Elevation Dry Forests of the Northern Rocky Mountains: A Holistic Approach" the report argues the southwestern model for forest restoration is not appropriate to be applied across the west.

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Australia Wildfires Caused Partly By Global Warming, Says Expert 11.2.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
SYDNEY — Australia may be getting a glimpse of its globally warmed future. Experts agreed Tuesday that no one drought, flood or wildfire can be...
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Seeing deforest for the trees 10.2.2009 Grist Topics | Results for Muckraker
Senate Foreign Relations Committee leaders urge action to avoid deforestation ...
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Seeing deforest for the trees 10.2.2009 Grist Topics | Results for Muckraker
Senate Foreign Relations Committee leaders urge action to avoid deforestation ...
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Australia's forest fire toll climbs - 166 dead - Summary 10.2.2009 Earth Times
Sydney - The body count reached 166 on Tuesday, more than doubling the death toll from Australia's previous worst forest fires in 1983. Authorities in the south-coast city of Melbourne warned the death toll would continue to climb as army bulldozers ...
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Australians stunned by forest fire mayhem - 135 dead - Summary 9.2.2009 Earth Times
Sydney - The death toll in Australia's worst-ever forest fires soared Monday as burned-out cars and smouldering logs were shunted aside to let rescue teams into villages cut off by the inferno. Authorities in the south coast city of Melbourne said 13...
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Australians stunned by forest fire mayhem - 128 dead - 2nd Update 9.2.2009 Earth Times
Sydney - The death toll in Australia's worst-ever forest fires was set to soar Monday as burned out cars and smouldering logs were shunted aside and rescuers broke through to villages cut off by the inferno. Authorities in the south coast city of Mel...
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Summer Rayne Oakes: Where the fire burns: Accounts from Mozambique 9.2.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Mozambique Diaries An account by Summer Rayne Oakes Esther, Allan and I on the long road through Mozambique. ph: Esther Havens We pulled up...
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Australians stunned by forest fire mayhem - 108 dead - Update 9.2.2009 Earth Times
Sydney - The death toll in Australia's worst-ever forest fires was set to soar Monday as burned out cars and smouldering logs were shunted aside and rescuers broke through to villages cut off by the inferno. Authorities in the south coast city of Mel...
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Australians stunned by forest fire mayhem - 108 dead 9.2.2009 Earth Times
Sydney - The death toll in Australia's worst-ever forest fires was set to soar Monday as burned out cars and smouldering logs were shunted aside and rescuers finally broke through to villages cut off by the inferno. Authorities in the south coast cit...
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Forest fires turn deadly in Australia - 3rd Update 8.2.2009 Earth Times
Sydney - The enormity of south-east Australia's forest fires was revealed Sunday, with 65 people dead and grave fears for many more. Melbourne's Alfred Hospital, the biggest in the state of Victoria, was struggling to cope with people badly burned wh...
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Forest fires in Australia claim lives - Summary 7.2.2009 Earth Times
Sydney - As many as 40 people may have died in forest fires that Friday ravaged Australia's south-east corner. High winds and record-breaking temperatures combined to create tinder-box conditions north of Melbourne in the state of Victoria. ...
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Forest fires in Australia claim 14 lives 7.2.2009 Earth Times
Sydney - At least 14 people are dead in forest fires that Friday ravaged Australia's south-east corner. High winds and record-breaking temperatures combined to create tinder-box conditions in forests north of Melbourne in the state of Victoria. ...
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Forest fires in Australia claim 14 lives - Update 7.2.2009 Earth Times
Sydney - At least 14 people are dead in forest fires that Friday ravaged Australia's south-east corner. High winds and record-breaking temperatures combined to create tinder-box conditions in forests north of Melbourne in the state of Victoria. ...
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Australians brace for forest firestorms 7.2.2009 Earth Times
Sydney - Residents of Australia's biggest city woke up Saturday to the smell of smoke from forests set ablaze by arsonists making the most of the tinder-box conditions plaguing Sydney and other south-coast cities. The fire in a national park north of...
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968 19.1.2009 Democracy Now!
Today is Martin Luther King Day. He was born 80 years ago, on January 15th, 1929. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just thirty-nine years old. Tomorrow, more than four decades after Dr. King's death, Barack Obama will take his oath of office to become the 44th president of the United States and the first African American president in US history. The Reverend Joseph Lowery, a civil rights icon who co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Dr, King, will deliver the benediction at the inauguration ceremony. Obama accepted the Democratic Party nomination on the forty-fifth anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech, arguably his most famous address. While Dr. King is ...
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Fire Suppression, Federal Budgets, and Future Fires 10.1.2009 NewWest.Net Wildland Fire
With fresh snow piling up on the peaks, and the 2009 Montana legislature getting underway in Helena, now is the right time to have a sensible discussion regarding wildfire and fire management in Montana. The cool, wet spring of 2008 made last year’s fire season a mild one, but last year’s lazy summer should not lull us into forgetting that wildfire is a permanent concern for Montanans, and increasingly is the 800 pound gorilla looming over our state budgets. Wildfire will return next summer, or perhaps the following one, and conditions are right for a big year. Thankfully the stage was set for constructive talks about wildfire this winter when the Montana Fire Suppression Committee released its long-awaited recommended changes to fire management laws in Montana. Although some of the proposed laws lean the wrong direction, the majority of the committee’s recommendations are needed.
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Context Needed in Beetle Discussion 19.11.2008 NewWest.Net Wildland Fire
In the November 17th Science Section of The New York Times there was an article by Jim Robbins about the current pine beetle event occurring in the West. There was a lot of good factual information in the piece about pine beetles and their basic ecology, and on the whole, Robbins did a good job of describing some of the concerns that people have about the beetle situation. Nevertheless, the tone and implied message conveyed an overly pessimistic and negative picture of beetles as well as wildfires. It was not so much that it had a lot of false statements as much as the way it was written. Taken together the various quotes, and background in the article leaves one with the perception that somehow beetles, as well as wildfires are “out of control” in the West's ecosystems.
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Notes on the ‘88 Yellowstone Fire Conference 14.10.2008 NewWest.Net Wildland Fire
I attended The '88 fires: Yellowstone and Beyond fire conference in Jackson, Wyoming. The conference went on for five days and had many simultaneous presentations, featuring some of the latest insights into wildfire ecology and fire behavior. The following are some of the highlights. Weather and climate figured into many presentations for a variety of reasons. Speakers like Tony Wsesterling of the University of California and Tom Swetnam of the University of Arizona spoke about long term global climate change which will likely increase the severity and number of large wildfires in the future. Many speakers from agency managers to wildfire ecologists emphasized over and over again the influence of drought, low humidity and wind on fire spread and behavior. The conclusion of speakers is that under severe weather conditions, some fires are unstoppable and we are already seeing such a trend in fires today.
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The Fires Next Time 27.9.2008 NewWest.Net Wildland Fire
The Fires Next Time
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