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AUSTRALIA: Greenies not to blame for Victorian bushfires 29.3.2009 Green Left Weekly issue #780
The Western Community Action Network (WeCAN) held its first public forum at the Footscray Town Hall on March 19.
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Kenyan wildlife threatened by forest fires 23.3.2009 Earth Times
Nairobi - Tens of thousands of animals were at risk in Kenya on Monday after forest fires sent wildlife fleeing and dried up water sources in a country already suffering from drought. A fire at Mount Longonot, an extinct volcano popular with hikers, ...
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Salvaging the "Fire Service" 18.3.2009 From the Blogs
Congress gives the FLAME Act another go.
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UN: Financial Crisis Puts Pressure on World's Forests 18.3.2009 ENS
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/mar2009/2009-03-17-01.asp
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Congress Considers FLAME Fund to Fight Catastrophic Wildfires 17.3.2009 ENS
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/mar2009/2009-03-13-092.asp
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Bill Addressing Wildfire Funding Crisis Introduced in US House, Senate 11.3.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

Like the mythological Phoenix rising from the ashes, the House of Representatives and the Senate today re-introduced a bill aimed at solving a critical part of America's wildfire suppression funding crisis. The Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement (FLAME) Act is designed to help federal agencies address the escalating cost of suppressing wildfires. It would also relieve the burden placed on other vital programs and services each year when the agencies pull money away from them to fight fires.

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Scientists: Pace of Climate Change Exceeds Estimates 16.2.2009 Truthout - All Articles

    Chicago - The pace of global warming is likely to be much faster than recent predictions, because industrial greenhouse gas emissions have increased more quickly than expected and higher temperatures are triggering self-reinforcing feedback mechanisms in global ecosystems, scientists said Saturday.

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Australian Bushfires Pump Out Millions of Tonnes of Carbon 14.2.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines

The deadly bush fires in Australia have released millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, equivalent to more than a third of the country's CO2 emissions for a whole year, according to scientists.

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At least three dead as forest fires rage in southern China 13.2.2009 Earth Times
Beijing - Forest fires have killed at least three people as they swept through several areas of southern China, state media said on Friday. Fires have broken out in at least six provinces, some of them fanned by high winds in areas hit by drought, th...
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What's climate got to do with it? 11.2.2009 Gristmill
By Joseph Romm If the U.S. media refuse to make the connection between record breaking wildfire, drought, and heat waves and human-caused global warming, why would anyone be surprised if the U.S. public doesn't put it as a higher priority or make the connection itself (see )? Australia knows it's facing climate-driven impacts that threaten it with complete collapse (see ). (French international media) get this: "Australian wildfire ferocity linked to climate change: experts." So does in Asia: "Australia fires a climate wake-up call: experts." I saw the CNN and ABC stories, and you can read the , which have been published in the Washington Post and NY Times (though the NYT redeemed itself, see below). The media love a good calamity of ...
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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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