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Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa recently announced to the world that he was ending the 6-year initiative aimed at avoiding oil drilling in a critical piece of the Amazon, the ITT Block of Yasuní National Park. In the speech, and the ...
Recently, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced they would temporarily suspend 25 oil and gas leases in the Thompson Divide, a wild swath of backcountry covering 221,500 acres of public land in western Colorado. Because the lease holders ...
Conservation groups are gearing up to protect a forest
area and lynx habitat threatened with destruction by recent federal agency approvals of a coal mine expansion 10 miles east of Paonia, Colorado.
Conservation groups are ...
Hurricane Sandy and other recent natural disasters have put climate change back into the national discussion even though it was ignored throughout most of the presidential campaign.
Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine went beyond the ...
The U.S Forest
Service on Nov. 7 ruled against conservation groups’ challenge to the Forest
Service’s approval of a coal mine expansion within the Sunset Roadless
Area 10 miles east of Paonia, Colorado. The coal lease expansion, together with ...
The Supreme Court decision not to hear an appeal of the 10th Circuit Court decision upholding the Clinton administration’s Roadless
Area Conservation Rule is a huge victory for wildlife. As a part of the team who helped establish the rule, I can ...
Fears that Colorado`s snow-starved winter would fuel one of the worst wildfire seasons in history have been realized as the High Park Fire has grown into the state`s second-biggest while home-wrecking fires popped up in Estes Park and Colorado ...
Dan Gibbs keeps dead beetles in the back of his beat-up Chevy Silverado. He has a wooden block with beetles impaled on it, each insect about the size of a grain of rice. He's got vials of embalmed beetles and their larvae. He carries around ...
Lodgepole pine trees have seen better days in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
.The 3.3-million-acre forest
in southwest Montana has suffered one of the worst infestations of mountain pine beetle in the Northern ...
Marie Garrison says her family has done its part to support electricity development in rural Montana.Garrison, a mother of two who grazes about 350 pair of cattle on her ranch south of Butte, points to two transmission lines behind her ...
Proposals ... David Nilsson, an Australian property developer operating in Peru, holding a copy of an article written in the local newspaper about him.
Amazonian tribes are facing new challenges as carbon credit dealers move into their ...
The gray wolf, which the House voted to remove from the endangered species list.
Bruce Babbitt, the former Democratic Arizona governor and Secretary of the Interior, plans to rip into the Republicans in Congress in a speech on Wednesday ...
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 ...
Congress' compromise budget to fund the government until October would temporarily halt an Interior Department effort to protect roadless
areas in a shock for conservationists who'd fought to retain the three-month-old program.
Last week, conservationists won a big victory when a federal judge overturned the Forest
Service's exclusion of the Tongass National Forest
in Alaska from the Roadless
Rule. That means that millions of acres of old-growth trees won't be cut and ...
The sun is so strong here that people often talk about the temperature being “in the teens,” meaning 113 or above. The wind is so powerful that west of town, signs on an Interstate display the number of miles remaining in which drivers will face ...
Clarification appended.Cal Wettstein presides over a sea of dead and dying trees the size of Connecticut.
Across his domain, hillsides blanketed with lodgepole pines are in the final throes -- their needles are turning red, or their ...
Tropical deforestation claimed roughly 13 million hectares of forest
per year during the first half of this decade, about the same rate of loss as the 1990s. But while the overall numbers have remained relatively constant, they mask a transition ...
There is fresh debate about what to do with the millions of acres of pine trees in the West that have been destroyed by the mountain pine beetle. And it is a debate that is bleeding over into a battle about how to best protect Colorado's roadless
A federal judge has thrown out an industry lawsuit that could have led to more logging and road building in Alaska's Tongass National Forest
, the nation's largest federal forest
The ruling by U.S. District Judge John Bates dismisses a ...
Two miles deep in their latest tunnel, coal miner Steve Baker and his cohorts barely blink at underground hazards: a cavern collapsing behind them, explosive gas around their boots, roiling clouds of black dust.
But they dread the ...
The abrupt resignation Saturday of White House "green jobs" adviser Van Jones has focused new attention on one of the Obama administration's top priorities: the environment.
While Jones was criticized as a left-wing zealot, the Obama ...
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 ...
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Friday outlined a vision for managing the nation's forest
s that placed a high priority on restoration to protect water resources and combat climate change.
"Conserving our forest
s is not a ...
Swinging through Colorado to promote legislation aimed at adapting to climate change, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack declared Monday that there will be a national plan for managing roadless forest
But he stopped short of ...