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An Elk Promotes Funding for National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands

The Corps Network | Posted 09.10.2015 | Green
The Corps Network

Eli is off to a great start spreading the word about the importance of protecting the great outdoors, but he has taken time to learn from some of his predecessors in the conservation field.

Planting Trees: The Many Benefits of Going Green

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 09.02.2015 | HuffPost Home
Ashley Wren Collins

When it comes to the physical beauty of your home and your finances, planting trees as part of your outdoor landscape pleases the psyche, the eye, a...

U.S. Forest Service Says It's Spending More Than Half Its Budget On Wildfires

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Forest Service for the first time is spending more than half its budget to fight wildfires like those now ravaging the west...

The Fate of Greater Sage-grouse is in Our Hands

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 08.02.2015 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Unless the federal plans are improved, the Fish and Wildlife Service may have little choice but to propose sage-grouse for listing under the Endangered Species Act.

1 Dead, 4 Hurt In Ice Cave Collapse

AP | Posted 07.07.2015 | Green

GRANITE FALLS, Wash. (AP) — A partial ice cave collapse in unseasonably warm northwest Washington killed one person and injured four others Monday, ...

Environmental Groups Challenge Tongass Timber Sale, Seek Injunction

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

Environmental groups announced Thursday that they were appealing the Big Thorne timber sale, the U.S. Forest Service's biggest Tongass National Forest sale in years. The agency said it was disappointed that the sale it had spent years preparing was again being challenged.

Louisiana Wood Pellet Plants Will Cater to Europe's Energy Needs

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.30.2015 | Green
Susan Buchanan

U.S. pellet exports nearly doubled last year to 3.2 million short tons and headed mostly to Europe, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. European nations, particularly the UK, are using wood pellets to replace coal for electricity generation and heating.

Following Backlash, U.S. Forest Service Says Media Won't Need Permits To Shoot On Federal Land

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.26.2014 | Green

After the U.S. Forest Service's announcement earlier this month that photographers may be required to get a permit to shoot on federal wild lands, the...

Kate Sheppard

In The American West, A Battle Unfolds Over Bugs, Climate Change And The Fate Of An Iconic Species | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

A stand of dead whitebark pine atop Packsaddle Peak in Montana, killed by an infestation of mountain pine beetles. (Kate Sheppard) On a cold, o...

Kirtland's Warbler - Back from the Brink

Huron Pines | Posted 03.10.2014 | Science
Huron Pines

Photo by Ron Austing The Crowdrise Holiday Challenge will be over in less than 24 hours, and with its closing the first dedicated push to raise doll...

Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives In Washington, D.C.

AP | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Capitol Christmas Tree has arrived in Washington Once the tree is in place on the U.S. Capitol's west lawn Monday, organizers...

Will The Shutdown Hurt Ski Season?

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel

DENVER -- DENVER (AP) — A group representing the nation's ski industry said Monday it expects no major impact on this year's ski season because of f...

A Very Unhappy Birthday for the Tongass National Forest

Cindy Shogan | Posted 11.13.2013 | Green
Cindy Shogan

When we blew out the candles on our Tongass birthday cake this year, we made a very specific wish -- that the Forest Service finally make good on its promise to stop devastating large-scale industrial logging, transition away from old-growth logging, and protect America's rainforest for the future.

Western Wildfires Push Spending Past $1 Billion

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKI | Posted 10.21.2013 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. — An out-of-control forest fire threatening about 2,500 structures near Yosemite National Park was one of more than 50 active, la...

Congress Fiddles While the Western States Burn

Michael Winship | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

Our stalwart U.S. Congress, aided and abetted by government bureaucracy, is cutting Western firefighters' lifeline much as it did when members of the House initially balked at aid for sick and dying 9/11 first responders.

Boy Scout Helps Save Injured Man

The Boulder Daily Camera | Joe Rubino | Posted 09.04.2013 | Denver

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office is crediting a teenage Boy Scout for his quick action in rendering aide to a man who had to be airlifted out of a ...

Federal Funding For Fire Prevention Going Up In Flames

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and MEAD GRUVER | Posted 08.19.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — As the West battles one catastrophic wildfire after another, the federal government is spending less and less on its m...

'Green News Report' - June 13, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.13.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

'Green News Report' - June 11, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

'Green News Report' - June 6, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.06.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

The Forest Service's Addiction to Old-growth

Brendan Jones | Posted 08.05.2013 | Green
Brendan Jones

As with so many debates, the feud over whether to cut or not to cut in Southeast Alaska's Tongass National Forest - at 17 million acres, by far the largest woods in the United States - can be distilled to bumper stickers.

Surging Wildfire Forces Evacuations In California

Posted 05.28.2013 | Green

More than 1,000 people had to change their Memorial Day weekend plans after a wildfire in Santa Barbara County prompted officials to call for evacuati...

Why We Must Put Nature Back to Work, Part 1

William S. Becker | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

Ecosystems perform a wide variety of important services for free. But many of these ecosystems have been degraded or destroyed by human development. Now, communities need to put nature back to work.

Forest Service Chief on Managing 193 Million Acres of National Forest

Tom Fox | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

Tom Tidwell is chief of the U.S. Forest Service, the agency that manages the nation's 155 national forests and 20 national grasslands that encompass 193 million acres.

It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's A Firefighter!

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 10.16.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Forest Service said Thursday it will permit agency helicopters to attack wildfires at night in Southern California, a sig...