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In The American West, A Battle Unfolds Over Bugs, Climate Change And The Fate Of An Iconic Species

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Wildfire Near Historic Mining Town Nearly Triples In Size

AP | Posted 07.16.2012 | Green

CROWN KING, Ariz. (AP) — Strong wind gusts will likely keep spreading a wildfire that has grown to nearly 10 square miles and prompted the evacuatio...

Taking Our Message to Capitol Hill

Caitlin Balch-Burnett | Posted 06.18.2012 | Denver
Caitlin Balch-Burnett

Without sufficient funding, national wildlife refuges in Colorado may not be able to continue protecting wildlife, which would, in turn, hurt local economies.

Snowmobiler Survives Avalanche That Killed His Brother

Posted 01.25.2012 | Denver

A 21-year-old man from Fort Collins was able to survive an avalanche that killed his older brother on Saturday. The brothers, Jordan and Tyler Lun...

PHOTO: Literally, The Greenest Places In The U.S.

Posted 01.14.2012 | Green

Where are most of the trees in the U.S.? Concentrations in areas like New York's Adirondack Park or the Cascade Range in the west are predictable, but...

Ranger Shot, Killed At Major National Park

AP | By MIKE BAKER | Posted 03.02.2012 | Travel

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. -- A Mount Rainier National Park ranger was fatally shot following a New Year's Day traffic stop, and the 368-squar...

McCain Says Report Vindicates Claim On Border Fires

AP | Felicia Fonseca | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

By FELICIA FONSECA, ASSOCIATED PRESS FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- A study by Congress' investigative arm shows investigators have linked 30 fires that erupt...

Forest Service Will Continue Using Fire Retardant

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 12.21.2011 | Green

The U.S. Forest Service has backed off claims about the effectiveness of the huge red plumes of fire retardant that big airplanes drop on wildfires, b...

Calmer Winds Expected To Slow Growth Of Minnesota Wildfire

AP | CHRIS WILLIAMS | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green

ISABELLA, Minn. — Calmer winds, cooler temperatures and a few moments of sleet and light snow brought encouragement Wednesday as firefighters co...