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23/11/2014
One cold October day in 1968, I climbed out of a warm creek on the Yellowstone Plateau and came face to face with a huge grizzly. I froze, not knowing what to do. Since I was naked, my options were limited. I slowly turned my head and looked off ...   
18/11/2014
Despite strong opposition from both elected officials in the affected areas and environmental groups, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has approved fracking in George Washington Forest. Objections to the plan came from members of Congress from ...   
17/11/2014
Suspects wanted for crimes including poaching rhino, trafficking ivory and illegally chopping down forests feature on the first ever Most Wanted-style appeal to catch environmental criminals. Interpol’s public appeal hopes to catch nine ...   
13/11/2014
In the 1990s, the world watched with alarm as vast tracts of tropical rainforest were torn down for timber and croplands, dug up for minerals and energy, and flooded for hydroelectric projects. Conservation groups, governments, philanthropists, ...   
30/10/2014
In the mid-1990s I visited a magnificent tract of lowland rainforest in Malaysian Borneo. Some of my fondest memories are from that forest: hiking under the towering trees, wading in the crystal-clear streams, and delighting in its spectacular ...   
20/10/2014
If we’re to believe the biomass energy industry, the U.S. Forest Service and a chorus of politicians from both sides of the aisle, we can solve the energy crisis, cure climate change and eradicate wildfire by logging and chipping our national ...   
4/10/2014
Heads of state, civil society groups and the leaders of some of the world's largest companies this week urged their peers to sign on to a landmark new global agreement aimed at halting deforestation by 2030, even as others are warning the accord ...   
18/9/2014
The accelerating ebola epidemic in West Africa, which the World Health Organization (WHO) has called “unprecedented,” has so far killed more than half the 3,069 people who contracted the disease in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria. The ...   
12/9/2014
On Tuesday, the National Audubon Society released a study that predicts how climate change will affect 588 species of North American birds. The Audubon Birds and Climate Change Report makes the deeply unsettling prediction that by 2080, 314 ...   
10/9/2014
UK oil company Soco is waging a war of violence and intimidation against those opposing its plans to drill for oil in Virunga national park, writes Gregory McCann. It has paid genocidal armed rebels, encouraged attacks on park rangers, financed ...   
6/9/2014
"The best thing you could do for the Amazon is to blow up all the roads.' These might sound like the words of an eco-terrorist, but it's actually a direct quote from Eneas Salati, a forest climatologist and one of Brazil's most respected ...   
5/9/2014
This Sunday marks a year since Tony Abbott was elected. The prime minister is riding low in the opinion polls as the least popular prime minister in twenty five years, with a net dissatisfaction rating of minus 19. There's little doubt ...   
23/8/2014
Hundreds of concerned home and business owners turned out Friday night for the second of four public hearings in Sanford on rules to govern the North Carolina fracking industry.Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is the practice of ...   
7/8/2014
A wind-whipped Oregon brush fire forced the evacuation of 600 people and shut a highway by Thursday as firefighters struggled against steady winds to tame the growing blaze and tamp down others across the U.S. Pacific Northwest, fire officials ...   
3/8/2014
ARUN RATH, HOST:Wildfires along the West Coast in Oregon, Washington state and California have destroyed homes, scorched thousands of square miles of land and prompted several evacuations. Meanwhile, officials report that the cost of ...   
3/8/2014
Despite the uncertainty over the scale and the speed of climate change, Idaho leaders are beginning to discuss how to adapt and how to reduce its impacts. Boise law firm Holland and Hart held a workshop for its Idaho clients and ...   
25/7/2014
I have spent a year collecting newspaper and Internet articles about fracking and its negative consequences. I made sure that the articles reported legitimate studies (not funded by the oil and gas industry) or statements from recognized experts ...   
22/7/2014
A cool, wet spring that drew out luxuriant growth in parts of the Pacific Northwest, followed by a ferociously hot and dry early summer, has created a fire-season tinderbox across the Pacific Northwest that exploded over the past week with dozens ...   
10/7/2014
Standing on a dirt road outside his aging barn, Walter Jaworski, a former veterinarian turned cattle rancher in this rural part of north-central Massachusetts, points south across his 200 acres of forest and pasture to a nearby tree line. If ...   
10/7/2014
The Wilderness Act is one of the iconic pieces of environmental legislation, and it is 50 years old this year. It created a process and management standard by which millions of acres of relatively undeveloped federal land were protected from ...   
2/7/2014
Ecuador’s government was moving to install a power plant to exploit oil fields under the iconic Yasuni national park at the same time as pursuing a high-profile international scheme not to exploit the oil, according to government documents seen ...   
1/7/2014
In the San Francisco Bay Area oil port city of Martinez, where a colossal Shell refinery has long tainted the air, the landmark California law that requires polluters to ease their carbon footprint seemed to some to promise new ...   
30/6/2014
As developing countries reach upper middle income (UMI) status, their populations are willing to pay increasing amounts toward tropical forest conservation, yet government spending on these programs lags far behind, concludes Jeffrey Vincent of ...   
21/6/2014
When a single snowflake falls peacefully atop a Sierra peak, it begins a turbulent journey to help quench the thirst of a drought-stricken state. In most years, Sierra snow provides a third of California's water supply. But it is by far ...   
20/6/2014
Add your name to the growing list of people urging President Obama to protect the greater Yosemite ecosystem from post-fire salvage logging. In a warming world, we must act to foster a healthy regeneration of fire-affected forests and unroaded ...   

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