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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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Good news: Scientists have discovered a new species of giant rat 28.9.2017 Washington Post
"Vika” was rumored to live in the trees and be up to a foot-and-a-half long, with teeth so sharp it could punch through a coconut.
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A look at 3 sites proposed as new national monuments 27.9.2017 AP Politics
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended changes to some existing national monuments, including shrinking their size and allowing more uses such as mining, fishing and logging....
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The 7,800-acre Winter Valley Fire has been 100 percent contained Tuesday 27.9.2017 Denver Post: Local
The 7,800-acre Winter Valley Fire in Moffat County was 100 percent contained Tuesday as visible smoke from interior islands showed minimal creeping behavior, according to the Bureau of Land Management. 
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No, we can’t — and shouldn’t — stop forest fires 26.9.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Contrary to what commercial interests claim, doing so would be bad for the environment.
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Residential evacuations for Winter Valley fire lifted as it rains Saturday 24.9.2017 Denver Post: Local
Recommended residential evacuations in Moffat County due to the Winter Valley Fire have been lifted as rain covers the area. The fire has grown to 6,400 acres, up from 5,200 acres Thursday.
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Forest Service, Idaho work to boost logging on federal land 23.9.2017 Denver Post: Business
The U.S. Forest Service and Idaho have forged 10 agreements for logging and restoration projects on federal land in what officials say could become a template for other Western states to create jobs and reduce the severity of wildfires.
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Forest Service, Idaho work to boost logging on federal land 22.9.2017 AP National
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The U.S. Forest Service and Idaho have forged 10 agreements for logging and restoration projects on federal land in what officials say could become a template for other Western states to create jobs and reduce the severity of wildfires....
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The Energy 202: Hurricanes are dominating the news. But forest fires are raging out West. 20.9.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Hurricanes are dominating the news. But forest fires are raging out West.
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US West's wildfires spark calls to thin tree-choked forests 14.9.2017 AP National
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Wildfires that are blackening the American West in one of the nation's worst fire seasons have ignited calls, including from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, to thin forests that have become so choked with trees that they are at "powder keg levels."...
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Amid raging wildfires, fire management practices criticized 8.9.2017 AP Washington
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Intense wildfires plaguing much of the West have rekindled controversy over logging restrictions and fire management practices that critics say have created explosive fire seasons....
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Storm over cap-and-trade vote results in Chad Mayes' ceding Assembly Republican leader post to Brian Dahle 25.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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