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The coastal mountains of southeastern Alaska rise steeply from the Pacific Ocean. Fjords and channels separate over 1,000 islands from the mainland. Dressed like fishermen, we traipse through forest
s and crawl through brush as weather fronts whip ...
The fight resurfaces in Washington this week, as the Sealaska Native Corp. makes a case to a Senate committee that it should be able to pick as much as 85,000 acres outside of its original land grants in the forest
The company's picks ...
Last week, conservationists won a big victory when a federal judge overturned the Forest
Service's exclusion of the Tongass
in Alaska from the Roadless Rule. That means that millions of acres of old-growth trees won't be cut and ...
The sweeping new planning rule unveiled last week by the Forest
Service should bring federal forest
management in line with 21st century forest
science and public values, forest
experts say.The 94-page draft rule (pdf), which will provide ...
Salmon is an economic engine that pumps nearly $1 billion into Southeast Alaska's economy, according to a Trout Unlimited Alaska study.
The study released Monday took a comprehensive look at the commercial, sport and personal and ...
Rep. Don Young, chairman of a new House subcommittee on American Indian and Alaska Native affairs, says he will battle federal laws such as the Endangered Species Act that have derailed energy and economic development on tribal ...
A federal judge has thrown out an industry lawsuit that could have led to more logging
and road building in Alaska's Tongass
, the nation's largest federal forest
The ruling by U.S. District Judge John Bates dismisses a ...
While the President has been bogged down for the last couple months in an increasingly histrionic health-care debate--which has devolved so far into ridiculousness that one doesn't know whether to laugh or cry--environmental decisions, mostly ...
A federal appeals court Wednesday blocked road construction in more than 50 million acres of pristine national forest
The decision by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstates a 2001 rule put in place by ...
The Obama administration is calling for a one-year moratorium on road-building and other development on about 50 million acres of remote national forest
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued a directive Thursday reinstating for one ...
Barack Obama comes out top against John McCain on green policy positions. But what about voting records? Here the heavy lifting has been done by Environment America , who have searched back through the past few years of Congressional activity to ...
More than 3 million acres of pristine wilderness in Alaska's Tongass
Forest would be open to logging
and road building under a new management plan
released Friday by the U.S. Forest
At 17 million acres, roughly ...
More than 3 million acres in Alaska's Tongass
would be opened
and road building under a Bush administration decision that
supporters believe will revive Alaska's timber industry but environmentalists
fear will ...
Today, the Bush administration put a "for sale" sign on trees in pristine
roadless areas of the Tongass
rainforest in Alaska - America's largest national
This move by Bush officials to reverse roadless area ...
The House put spending hikes for the environment, national parks and global
warming research center stage Tuesday as lawmakers worked through the Interior
Democrats argue such programs have gotten short ...
The Bush administration is taking more flak for its environmental policies
from Congress, federal courts, official government watchdog agencies, and the
court of public opinion. One probable outcome: It will be more difficult for ...
Buoyed by a Democratic victory at the polls November 7 that took both the
House and the Senate away from the Republicans, environmental leaders say that
when the 110th Congress opens in January, they are planning to play offense for
In 1988, the Wise Use movement was founded out of fear that George Bush Sr.
was going to live up to his campaign pledge to be "the environmental president."
This cabal of anti-environmental activists, organized by federally ...
(AP) A wrestling match between environmentalists and the recreation industry
over whether snowmobiles should be banned from Yellowstone and Grand Teton
national parks has once again found its way to the House.
The House narrowly voted yesterday to let the Interior Department allow
snowmobiles into Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.
The Bush administration hailed the 224 to 198 vote, which came a year after the
House had ...
WASHINGTON - A wrestling match between environmentalists and the recreation
industry over whether snowmobiles should be banned from Yellowstone and Grand
Teton national parks has once again found its way to the House.
PRICE, Utah — The topsoil is dry dust for the first 3 or 4 inches until
finally there's enough moisture to give it some substance.
The surface has the look and feel of sand with scattered vegetation poking
through. Small ...
WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2004 (ENS) - Earth Day in a Presidential election
year is a polarized Earth Day in the United States, with the Bush administration
and the Democratic challenger each claiming the best environmental stewardship ...
As George Bush and John Kerry circle each other warily in
the early days of the presidential campaign, focusing mainly on war and economic
recovery, there's another issue that could make the key difference in a close
If at first you don't succeed in despoiling an environmental treasure, try,
try again. That's apparently the White House motto for drilling in Alaska's
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Senate should stop President Bush again, as