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A Century of Fire Suppression Is Why California Is in Flames 12.12.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The acrid smell of charred wood still permeates the air as Sasha Berleman, a fire ecologist, and I walk along a dirt path up through the middle of a canyon in the Bouverie nature preserve in […]
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The mud that could save the world 9.12.2017 Washington Post
The mud that could save the world
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Congress Could Help With These Out-of-Control Fires. Here’s Why They Probably Won’t. 8.12.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  On Sept. 14, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue officially declared that the 2017 fire season was the Forest Service’s most expensive ever, with costs topping $2 billion. Perdue noted that fire suppression, which accounted for just 16percent of the agency’s budget […]
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The Energy 202: The other corner of Alaska the GOP wants to open up 27.11.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: The other corner of Alaska the GOP wants to open up
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The Latest: Marshal Islands urges Merkel to halt coal use 15.11.2017 Washington Post: World
The Latest on the global climate talks taking place in Germany (all times local):
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Forest lives are changing, with combined human/insect threats. 13.11.2017 Earth Times
From Myanmar, through the Congo to the Atlantic forests of Brazil, we are neglecting our rainforests, but temperate forests are also suffering, often from pest influences as global warming really takes hold in certain regions. How to help prevent a treeless future - as always, take these pieces of well-informed, well-rounded and interesting advice.
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You may not fare as well, financially speaking, with basic economy 12.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Nice article on basic economy fares [“Is Basic Economy Worth It?” On the Spot, by Catharine Hamm, Nov. 5]. One surprising thing I've seen is that those fares are sometimes more expensive than regular economy fares. It makes no sense, but my frequent-flier friends and I have seen this fairly often...

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GOP bill aims to speed logging to combat wildfires 2.11.2017 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans are targeting environmental rules to allow faster approval for logging and other actions in national forests in response to deadly wildfires in the West....
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Capitalism Exacerbates the Vulnerability of "Extreme Cities" to Climate Change 26.10.2017 Truthout.com
There is a precariousness to urban life in the face of climate change-induced disasters like Hurricane Sandy. Ashley Dawson places Hurricane Sandy in a broader context, weaving together stories of cities around the world that are threatened by climate chaos in her new book, Extreme Cities. Cities, and their natural vulnerabilities, are at the forefront of the coming climate chaos.  An American flag flies near homes that remain damaged and mostly untouched since Superstorm Sandy hit the coastline, May 5, 2013, in Ortley Beach, New Jersey. (Photo: Mark Wilson / Getty Images) Today's big cities are ground zero for the impacts of climate disruption, at risk of floods, cyclones and heat waves. In his new book, Ashley Dawson examines the dangers facing the world's megacities and the urban movements fighting to make city living not just safer, but more fair and equal. Order your copy of Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change by making a donation to Truthout today! No ...
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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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Road Kill: Side-Swiping the Environmental Protection Act 22.10.2017 Truthout.com
The Pacific walrus was denied protected status early this month. (Photo: US Geological Survey ) Ready to challenge injustice and spark real change? So are we. Support Truthout's mission today by making a tax-deductible donation. A senate appropriations subcommittee, led by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) will resist the Trump administration's efforts to slash spending for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department this week. Last summer, Murkowski warned the White House that there was no chance her panel would agree to cut the EPA's $8 billion budget by almost a third. But the budget isn't the only thing that's endangered. The administration is leading a campaign to toss out a growing list of rules and regulations that protect our environment and the all plants and animals that are trying to thrive alongside us. To see more stories like this, visit Moyers & Company at Truthout. An Endangered Act The Endangered Species Act itself is under attack. Since January, congressional Republicans ...
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“Corporate Bullies” Are Using RICO Laws to Go After Greenpeace 18.10.2017 Mother Jones
On Monday, a federal judge in California dismissed a case from Resolute, the giant logging and newsprint company, against Greenpeace and other environmental activists. This is good news for the international environmental organization that had $300 million at stake if it lost the lawsuit. But the nature of the case worries First Amendment advocates.  Increasingly, Greenpeace has become the target of major corporations that have argued its aggressive […]
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How Washington's formula for fighting wildfires makes them worse 18.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The monstrous flames ripping through Northern California in recent days have burned communities to the ground, killed dozens of people caught in their path and wreaked havoc on a regional economy.

By almost any metric, that would be defined as a natural disaster — except the one used by Congress...

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Forest-thinning project saved homes but highlights obstacles 17.10.2017 AP National
SISTERS, Ore. (AP) -- Lightning started a forest fire one August afternoon near this Oregon tourist town, and it was spreading fast. Residents in outlying areas evacuated as flames marched toward their homes....
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Project saved homes from fires, but can it be duplicated? 16.10.2017 AP National
SISTERS, Ore. (AP) -- Lightning started a forest fire one August afternoon near this Oregon tourist town, and it was spreading fast. Residents in outlying areas evacuated as flames marched toward their homes....
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World's largest trees given new hope for preservation 12.10.2017 Planet Ark News
A new project will decode genetic make-up of world's largest trees in order to better understand and protect them.
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Waldo Canyon backcountry opens, but recreation still limited 5.10.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The U.S. Forest Service has released updates on recreating at Waldo Canyon, which was ravaged by a fire in 2012.
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Giant pythons keep attacking Indonesian people — and people might be to blame 5.10.2017 Washington Post: World
Robert Nababan was one of a group of people who tried to move the python from the middle of the road. Then it latched on.
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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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What the Trump administration doesn't understand about wildfires 1.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The major fires erupting across the West this summer — and now into fall — have burned through more than 8 million acres and $2 billion, raining lung-clogging ash on residents of Seattle, Portland, Ore., Los Angeles, Anaheim and points east. It seems the right time to carefully assess wildland...

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