User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-National
Category: Land Management :: Fire
Last updated: Jan 17 2019 18:14 IST RSS 2.0
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We need to restore our native Mediterranean ecosystem before it’s too late 17.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Thanks much to reporter Bettina Boxall for the comprehensive and enlightening article about the long-term damage inflicted upon the native flora because of evermore frequent wildfires and drought.

The Mediterranean ecosystem, enabling chaparral and sage scrub plant communities to...

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Santa Margarita fires football coach Rich Fisher 17.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green
Trump’s executive order will cut more forest trees; CU Boulder professor says “we can’t log our way out of the fire problem” 15.1.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
With a partial government shutdown looming, President Donald Trump quietly issued an executive order that expands logging on public land on the grounds that it will curb deadly wildfires.
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Still no clarity on Trump’s threat to cut off aid to California fire victims 15.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Members of the California congressional delegation say they still have no idea if President Trump will follow through on his threat to cut off federal disaster funding to the state.

Representatives for the White House and Federal Emergency Management Agency have not responded to daily requests...

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First in series of winter storms causes traffic crashes but few other problems in Southern California 13.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The first in a series of winter storms that will soak Southern California through next week triggered the expected rain-related traffic issues, including one fatal crash Saturday morning, but otherwise left the landscape mostly unscathed, officials said.

Burn scars from the recent Woolsey and Hill...

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Shutdown hampers wildfire preparedness and training across the U.S. 12.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Firefighters and forest managers are losing valuable time to prepare for the upcoming wildland fire season as the partial government shutdown continues.
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'Goat Fund Me' campaign aims to use farm animals to fight wildfires 12.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In tiny Nevada City, a Gold Rush town in Northern California touting a population of 3,100, folks are big on a novel idea to fight the increasing threat of wildfires: calling in the goats.

Vice Mayor Reinette Senum has launched a crowdsourcing campaign called “Goat Fund Me,” hoping the online fundraising...

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In a village where all the parents have left, the 'left-behind' children miss out on China's economic miracle 12.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

After school, a skinny 9-year-old girl with a sky-blue umbrella and a pink Mickey Mouse satchel clambers up a mile of stone steps slick as ice in the rain. She takes a steep, curving road through a misty mountain pass, past old mud farmhouses and paddy fields, along a muddy track and pond.


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Days of wet weather renew mudslide concerns in Malibu, other areas scarred by wildfires 11.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The first in a new series of winter storms that will hammer Southern California through next week is expected to arrive Friday night, bringing periods of heavy rain to recent burn areas that officials worry could unleash rockslides and debris flows.

The Pacific system is expected to drop half an...

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Not even a fire can warm Trump’s cold heart when it comes to California 11.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Unlike the meticulously groomed landscape surrounding the White House and the impeccably pristine grounds surrounding Mar-a-Lago, our stunning national parks are suffering immense and possibly irreparable damage with the government shutdown, namely Joshua Tree and Yosemite, both...

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Today: The Forest Through the Tweets 10.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

President Trump threatened to cut federal money for wildfire relief efforts in California, but neither the White House nor the Federal Emergency Management Agency would clarify what he meant.


The Forest Through the Tweets

President Trump has threatened to cut off disaster relief money...

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Trump's 'forrest' mismanagement threats are as disturbingly uniformed as they are authoritarian 10.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In between his threats to keep the government shut for months or years if Congress refuses to fund his border wall, President Trump made time Wednesday morning to threaten to cut off disaster relief dollars to Californians whose homes were charred by wildfires last year. After complaining for the...

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Trump Threatens to Block Emergency Funds for California Fire Relief 9.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: Policy
President Trump threatened to halt the flow of federal emergency relief funds to California unless officials there “get their act together” to prevent forest fires that have ravaged the state in recent months.
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Sonoma Valley boutique puts rooms on sale through February 9.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The Olea Hotel, framed by 200-year-old olive trees and native oaks in Sonoma Valley, closed for 10 months after the 2017 Nuns fire swept through the area. Now the hotel has reopened with discounts to lure travelers to the renovated 13 rooms and two cottages and a new pool.

The deal: The Winter...

Millions of tons of Camp fire debris needs to go somewhere — but no one wants it 7.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The long road to recovery in the town of Paradise starts with removing millions of tons of charred rubble left in the Camp fire’s wake.

But the question remains: Where will it all go?

Disaster officials are scrambling to secure a place to sort and process the remnants of nearly 19,000 structures...

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Winter storm moves into Southern California, prompting flash-food warnings in burn areas 6.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The first major storm of the new year moved into Southern California on Saturday evening, bringing flash-flood warnings to burn areas in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

A half-inch to 1 ½ inches of rainfall is expected along the coasts and valleys, with higher amounts possible along south-facing...

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Essential California: A year of reporting on the homeless 3.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Thursday, Jan. 3, and here’s what’s happening across California:

When people think of the homeless, their mind often takes them to standard images of who they are and where they supposedly live. Splayed out on the concrete of...

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As wildfire risk increases in Colorado and the West, home insurance grows harder to find 3.1.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
As more and deadlier fires sweep through Western states, it’s becoming harder to get home insurance on a property surrounded by forest, reachable only by backroads, or on slopes where a wildfire is likely to run.
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2018: Remembering a year worth forgetting 1.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Many readers would just as soon forget 2018 than relive it. There were plenty of new lows, much of them the work of the Trump administration. But there were encouraging developments too, if you looked for them. They were just harder to find.

Here’s a roundup of the year’s major events as seen through...

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Catastrophic fires are a reckoning for Californians and their ‘new normal.’ Has the state reached a tipping point? 30.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

In 1860, a young botanist raised in New York and schooled in Connecticut found himself on the payroll of the newly formed California Division of Mines and Geology. His job: Roam the vast, new state, taking samples and observations of plants and animals.

Over four years journeying across California,...

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