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    By Don Thompson The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, CALIF. » Firefighters and numerous studies credit intensive forest thinning projects with helping save communities such as those recently threatened near Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada, but dissent from some environmen...
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  By The Associated Press THREE RIVERS, CALIF. » California wildfires have burned into at least four groves of gigantic ancient sequoias in national parks and forests, though cooler weather on Friday helped crews trying to keep the flames away from a famous cluster containing the wo...
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By Matthew Brown The Associated Press CUSTER CITY, S.D. » Looking down a hillside dotted with large stumps and nearly devoid of trees, a pair of retired U.S. Forest Service employees lamented logging policies they helped craft to deal with two harbingers of climate change — pine beetles and wildfi...
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    By Annie Mehl Daily Camera Between the freshly cut pine trees near Shanahan Ridge, a crew of foresters and volunteers took turns chipping away at tall, dense trees Aug. 23. While crew members and volunteers with Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks started thinning the trees in...
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  » By Paul Cancik, YourHub Contributor   In Denver’s semi-arid climate, trees and water are both precious resources. However, by following a few expert tips, you can preserve mature trees on your property and establish new trees that will help grow our urban canopy, diminish heat ...
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  By Katie Langford Daily Camera The rate at which trees die in Colorado’s subalpine forests tripled over the past four decades and is linked to rising temperatures and less moisture, according to a study by University of Colorado Boulder researchers. Researchers studied more than 5,000 tre...
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By Jim Robbins © The New York Times Co. PALO ALTO, CALIF. » It could have toppled long ago. For one thing, it’s a loner, miles from kin that thrive in far wetter climates. Its massive roots are sandwiched between a concrete wall and railroad tracks. It has weathered coal and diesel smoke from pas...
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By Coral Davenport © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » The Biden administration plans to restore environmental protections to the Tongass National Forest in Alaska, one of the world’s largest intact temperate rainforests, that had been stripped away by former President Donald Trump. The adm...
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Inside Climate News, By Georgina Gustin   May 19, 2021   In the seven years since governments and corporations promised to stop deforestation, the clear cutting of critically important tropical forests has instead increased by more than 50 percent, a new report shows,...
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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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