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Wildlife Killing Contests and the Failure of Government

Travis Bruner | Posted 10.09.2014 | Green
Travis Bruner

This winter, wildlife in the northern Rocky Mountains will likely be terrorized by a swarm of armed humans elbowing and off-roading each other out of the way in a frenzied race to see who can kill the most animals in 72 hours during Idaho's "Predator Derby."

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...

Why Idleness Paves the Way for Your Success (Yes, Really!)

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Even though we try to fill up every moment, modern life is punctuated by lulls. Take advantage of opportunities to turn your brain off, whether it's during your commute, at the gym, or while waiting for a tardy lunch date.

'Green News Report' - August 5, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.05.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Drinking water ban in Ohio's 4th largest city is over -- for now; Mine ...

'Green News Report' - July 31, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 20m gallon water main break, amid worst drought in CA history, exposes ...

In the Eye of the Beholder

Edward Flattau | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Bullying between public servants and private citizens on federal lands is not a one-way street. But you would never know that listening to House Republicans' congressional hearings.

Kate Sheppard

Cost Of Wildfires Burns Through Budgets, Pushing Feds To Find Other Funds

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As a massive wildfire burned in Washington state this week and the threat of more fires looms over the West, there has been increasing p...

Get Ready For A Possibly Brutal Wildfire Season

AP | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less tha...

California Wildfire Threatens Hundreds Of Homes

AP | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) — All evacuation orders were lifted Monday evening after firefighters made significant progress containing 50 percent of ...

Time to Smack Down Trespassing Vigilantes and Thugs

Mark Boslough | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Mark Boslough

Unfortunately, there is a dangerous and growing movement spawned by greedy welfare ranchers and motorized recreation industries to grab public treasure for their own gain.

Wild Horses -- Beauty and the Betrayers: Part Two

Pamela Glasner | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
Pamela Glasner

As I have said previously, the wild horses of America's eleven western states are caught in a battle of competing interests for the land on which they...

Wild Horses - Beauty and the Betrayers (Part One)

Pamela Glasner | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Would you be surprised to learn we still have herds of wild horses roaming the American countryside? I guess I've always known it, but it's not somet...

Jared Gilmour

Forest Service Bought Drones To Keep Tabs On Pot Growers, Realized It Couldn't Actually Use Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Jared Gilmour | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Forest Service spent $100,000 on two drones to track marijuana growers back in 2006. But because of aviation restrictions and a...

Government Shutdown Hits Logging Industry

Reuters | Posted 12.12.2013 | Business

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Brad Jensen has fought for decades to keep his Idaho sawmill afloat, buying and c...

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.

Grace

W. Scott Olsen | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
W. Scott Olsen

Grace and I ride in quiet for a mile. I cannot shed the image of breathing the gasses. That's what happens to you just before you die. Not flames, I think. Worse.

Forest Service Faces Long Fire Season And Sequestration Cuts

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

As the U.S. Forest Service takes control of the deadly Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona, it faces a challenging fire season ahead, due to a dry winter, ho...

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.

Forest Service May No Longer 'Kill All Fires'

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 03.08.2013 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO -- After coming in $400 million over budget following last year's busy fire season, the Forest Service is altering its approach and may ...

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.

Astronaut's Surprising Pick For Next Space Crew Mascot

AP | Posted 06.25.2012 | Science

STAR CITY, Russia — An American astronaut heading to the International Space Station has chosen Smokey Bear as his crew's mascot. NASA astronau...

UPDATE: Forest Service Unleashes Sawmills To Take On Pine Beetle

Posted 10.05.2011 | Denver

What would you do with more than 150,000 piles of dead trees? The Forest Service Is struggling with that exact question as federal contractors beef u...

Colorado's Wood Problem Compounded By Crippling Contracts

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.24.2011 | Denver

What would you do with more than 150,000 piles of dead trees? The Forest Service Is struggling with that exact question as federal contractors beef u...

Forest Service Seeks More Control

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Hoping to break a legal logjam that has stymied logging as well as ecosystem restoration, the U.S. Forest Service said Thurs...

Lawsuit Accuses Forest Service Of Ducking Its Own Rules On Off-Road Vehicles

Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Few things get Coloradans as riled up as access to our public lands. The debate tends to rage on numerous fronts, but by far the most contentious batt...