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Forest officials say clearing swaths of trees will help in taking energy out of wildfire By Bruce Finley The Denver Post GOULD » Stunned by unprecedented megafires, Colorado is embracing logging — mowing holes up to 140 acres in beetleinfested lodgepole pines — in an effort to revive out-...
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  •October 28, 2020 President Trump has removed protections from Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, one of the world’s largest temperate rainforests, to allow for logging and development.  A notice, posted by the Forest Service on Wednesday, stated that all 16.7 million acres will be ope...
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If President Trump's decision to strip protections in Alaska's Tongass National Forest was little more than a troll — well, he got us. For environmentalists and climate science believers, the announcement Wednesday was received with about the same disbelief, horror, and revulsion as watching someone...
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From Siberia to Australia to the western U.S., massive fires have consumed millions of acres this year and spawned fire-generated tornados and other phenomena rarely seen before. Scientists say the world has entered a perilous new era that will demand better ways of fighting wildfires. BY ED...
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Shared from the 6/11/2020 The Denver Post eEdition  Fungus Power By Sarah Kuta
Special to The Denver Post Can mushrooms help save our Colorado forests? Jeff Ravage knows they can. Ravage is a big fan of mushrooms. He’s also the North Fork watershed coordinator for the Coalition ...
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The Denver Post, April 10 The destruction of forests into fragmented patches is increasing the likelihood that viruses and other pathogens will jump from wild animals to humans, according to a study from Stanford University published this month. The research, which focused on contact between huma...
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By  Terrence McCoy  Oct. 2, 2019 at 10:18 a.m. PDT RIO DE JANEIRO — The number of fires in the Amazon rainforest dropped significantly in September, a month when fires typically increase, Brazil’s satellite research agency reported. The number of fires since the beginning...
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This piece originally appeared on Truthout.  The Amazon is burning. Nearly 75,000 fires have started in the iconic Brazilian rainforest this year to date, an 84 percent increase from the year before. Since August 10, a spate of intentionally set fires have been raging ...
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Every time I click on a news report, I see the ongoing saga of forest fires in the Amazon. This is not a new phenomenon, as July and August are the beginning of the dry season. However, it is the sheer volume, cause and the ultimate effect of the fires that are alarming. The numbers are hard to wrap...
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  Shared from the 7/5/2019 The Denver Post eEdition To fight climate change, plant 1 trillion trees By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press WASHINGTON» The most effective way to fight global warming is to plant lots of trees, a study says. A trillion of them, maybe more. And t...
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SCIENTISTS WARN NEW BRAZIL PRESIDENT MAY SMOTHER RAINFOREST. SAO PAULO » Scientists warn that Brazil’s president-elect could push the Amazon rainforest past its tipping point — with severe consequences for global climate and rainfall. Jair Bolsonaro, who takes office Jan. 1, claims a mand...
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 9, 2017 -- With growing momentum and urgency behind calls for forest conservation, the diverse membership of the Forest Stewardship Council meets this week in its General Assembly. Founded in 1994 by forward-thinking NGOs and companies, the Forest Stewardship Counc...
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 9, 2017 -- With growing momentum and urgency behind calls for forest conservation, the diverse membership of the Forest Stewardship Council meets this week in its General Assembly. Founded in 1994 by forward-thinking NGOs and companies, the Forest Stewardship ...
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This area was beautiful oasis when 5th Gobi lama founded Khamar monastery. It had rivers, red hills, was rich in Dinosaur bones and eggs and also had tick elm and saxaul forests. In 1937-1945 during the Russian Stalin era, the area was destroyed by the Red Army including Khamar monastery and the elm...
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'This is an important victory in the fight to protect the rainforest' The Norwegian parliament pledged the government’s public procurement policy will become deforestation-free after a committee of MPs recommended imposing regulations to ensure the state did "not contribute to deforestati...
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Seated in a circle around the conference room at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, about 30 people gathered Saturday afternoon to discuss the effects of climate change on local forests and what can be done to make the landscape more adaptable. Wildfire weighed particularly heavy on the ...
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Author Bill Lawrence - Distinguished Research Professor and Australian Laureate, James Cook University An alarming new study has shown that the world’s forests are not only disappearing rapidly, but that areas of “core forest” — remote interior areas critical for disturbance-sen...
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Despite continuing concern about the fate of iconic rainforests, new research shows that the world’s forests have stored away an extra 4 billion tonnes of carbon in the last dozen years and the total amount of woodland has increased worldwide since 2003. The encouraging news comes from Australian s...
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There have been a number of reports in recent months shedding light on the serious threat industrial agribusiness plantations can pose to the habitat of large mammals. Be this the gorilla, the chimpanzee, the forest elephant or numerous others. Companies may p...
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Peru, the host for December’s UN climate change summit, stores nearly seven billion metric tons of carbon stocks, mostly in its Amazon rainforest. That’s more than US annual carbon emissions for 2013 which were calculated at 5.38 billion tons, the new research by the Carnegie Institute for...
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