In Madagascar, Endangered Lemurs Find a Private Refuge

Climate change is shifting the habitats of endangered species and requiring conservation scientists to think outside traditional park boundaries.

#africa, #agriculture-and-farming, #animals, #biodiversity, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #land-use-policies, #lemurs, #madagascar, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #vanilla, #wilderness-areas, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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A 30-Mile Canoe Trip Through Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

The Honker Divide Canoe Route draws intrepid travelers through the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest. But the lifting of logging restrictions may indelibly alter its character.

#alaska, #canoes-and-canoeing, #forests-and-forestry, #geese, #islands, #juneau-alaska, #roads-and-traffic, #tongass-national-forest-alaska, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wilderness-areas

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Wig-Looking Poisonous Caterpillars Can Inflict Pain, Officials Warn

Contact with a puss caterpillar can cause a painful reaction as well as a rash, fever, muscle cramps or swollen glands, experts caution.

#caterpillars, #forests-and-forestry, #insects, #pain, #puss-caterpillar, #virginia

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New England’s Forests Are Sick. They Need More Tree Doctors.

Climate change is taking a toll on woodlands in the Northeast.

#berkshires-mass, #drought, #environment, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #invasive-species, #land-use-policies, #massachusetts, #new-england-states-us, #wildfires

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Alarmed by Scope of Wildfires, Officials Turn to Native Americans for Help

Indigenous groups have a long history of intentionally setting fires to keep ecosystems healthy. Policymakers are now more interested in the practice.

#california, #forests-and-forestry, #land-use-policies, #native-americans, #wildfires

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Amazon 4.0. How to Reinvent the Rainforest

It took tens of millions of years for tropical rainforests to evolve. It may take us just a few decades to destroy them, unless we change course.

#amazon-jungle, #brazil, #forests-and-forestry, #indigenous-people, #wildfires

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Trump Administration to Announce Plan to Open Tongass Forest to Logging

The effort to open the Alaskan wilderness area, the nation’s largest national forest, has been in the works for about two years.

#alaska, #environment, #forest-service, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #logging-industry, #tongass-national-forest-alaska, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wilderness-areas

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After Years of Political Gridlock, Oregon’s Fire Disaster Brings ‘New Reality’

Early this year, lawmakers considered legislation to thin forests, hire firefighters and increase building standards to prepare for wildfires. But a dispute over how to address climate change doomed the proposals.

#brown-kate-1960, #carbon-caps-and-emissions-trading-programs, #forests-and-forestry, #logging-industry, #oregon, #politics-and-government, #wildfires

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How Wildfire Became an Enemy Instead of an Ally

Starting with the Big Blowup of 1910, the U.S. Forest Service’s strategy mostly has been to put out fires as fast as possible. With climate change and shifting populations, we’re losing that war.

#environment, #fires-and-firefighters, #forest-service, #forests-and-forestry, #interior-department, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #pinchot-gifford, #sunset-magazine, #wildfires

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As Concerns Over Climate Change Rise, More Developers Turn to Wood

With environmental benefits and lower labor costs, mass timber has grown into a market that could rival steel and concrete in the construction industry.

#building-construction, #buildings-structures, #forests-and-forestry, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #wood-and-wood-products

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After Fire and Floods, Glimmers of Hope

Americans may be finding some common sense about building homes in vulnerable areas.

#building-construction, #coast-erosion, #disasters-and-emergencies, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #wildfires

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Flames That Won’t Die Out So Easily

Conspiracy theories about antifa arson are a symptom of a deeper unraveling, and a sign of danger ahead.

#antifa-movement-us, #arson, #conspiracy-theories, #fires-and-firefighters, #forests-and-forestry, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #western-states-us, #wildfires, #yamhill-ore

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Fires Scorch a Way of Life That Still Grows From the Trees

Oregon’s fate has always been intertwined with the forests that blanket the state. Now millions of trees are charred, and those who live from them face a future full of uncertainty.

#forests-and-forestry, #logging-industry, #oregon, #trees-and-shrubs, #wildfires

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Wildfires Live Updates: Rain Could Offer Some Relief for Oregon and Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee expressed confidence that Washington State could contain its fires, and offered help to Oregon, but warned that the air was still at “historically polluted levels.”

#california, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #inslee-jay, #oregon, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #washington-state, #weather, #wildfires

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Clean Air Was Once an Achievable Political Goal

The wildfires will force us to recognize the steep costs of incompetent, neglectful, uncaring government.

#air-pollution, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wildfires

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As Trump Again Rejects Science, Biden Calls Him a ‘Climate Arsonist’

The president visited California after weeks of silence on its wildfires and blamed the crisis only on poor forest management, not climate change. “I don’t think science knows” what is happening, he said.

#air-pollution, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #california, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #newsom-gavin, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wildfires

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Wildfire Smoke Over Vancouver Prompts Air Quality Concerns

Residents retreated indoors after smoke from wildfires in the U.S. descended on Vancouver and other communities in British Columbia.

#air-pollution, #british-columbia-canada, #environment-canada, #forests-and-forestry, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #vancouver-british-columbia, #victoria-british-columbia, #wildfires

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Wildfires Are Worsening. The Way We Manage Them Isn’t Keeping Pace.

The blazes scorching the West highlight the urgency of rethinking fire management policies, as climate change threatens to make things worse.

#building-construction, #california, #colorado, #environment, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #land-use-policies, #oregon, #washington-state, #wildfires

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Helicopters Rescue About 200 Trapped in California Wildfire

About 20 people were injured in the Creek Fire, which broke out Friday in the Sierra National Forest and consumed more than 35,000 acres.

#california, #fires-and-firefighters, #forests-and-forestry, #rescues, #weather, #wildfires

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How to Stop the Next Pandemic

It’s not just Covid-19. Pathogens once confined to nature are making their way into humans on a more regular basis. And it’s our fault.

#biodiversity, #china, #congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #daszak-peter, #ecohealth-alliance, #epidemics, #forests-and-forestry, #land-use-policies, #lyme-disease, #nipah-virus, #quammen-david, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #walzer-christian, #wildlife-conservation-society, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

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Memories of Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Friday: The park has been a tradition for generations of families.

#big-basin-redwoods-state-park-california, #california, #forests-and-forestry, #wildfires

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Share Your Memories of Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Though the forest is expected to survive, nearly all the structures in California’s oldest state park have burned down. Tell us what you loved most about the place.

#california, #forests-and-forestry, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #wildfires

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Why Does California Have So Many Wildfires?

There are four key ingredients to the disastrous wildfire seasons in the West, and climate change figures prominently.

#california, #environment, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #nevada, #wildfires

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When the Bronx Was a Forest: Stroll Through the Centuries

Yankee Stadium was the site of a salt marsh. Concourse Plaza was a valley. Our critic walks with Eric W. Sanderson, a conservation ecologist.

#architecture, #bronx-nyc, #bronx-zoo-wildlife-conservation-park, #forests-and-forestry, #geology, #new-york-botanical-garden, #sanderson-eric-w, #yankee-stadium-nyc

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Apple Fire Leads to Evacuation Order for 7,000 in California

The wildfire, near the San Bernardino National Forest east of Los Angeles, was burning out of control on Sunday morning.

#california, #fires-and-firefighters, #forest-service, #forests-and-forestry, #riverside-county-calif, #san-bernardino-calif, #wilderness-areas, #wildfires

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Under Pressure, Brazil’s Bolsonaro Forced to Fight Deforestation

After fending off international criticism on rainforest destruction, President Jair Bolsonaro caved to pressure and took steps to curb deforestation and forest fires.

#amazon-jungle, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #environment, #forests-and-forestry, #indigenous-people, #wildfires

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How Woody Vines Do the Twist

Slowly, scientists are learning how lianas quickly climb.

#forests-and-forestry, #trees-and-shrubs, #your-feed-science

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Stir-Crazy New Yorkers Discovered an Idyllic Spot. Will They Trample It?

During the pandemic, people are venturing deeper into the city’s forests, wetlands and grasslands, just as budget cuts threaten the spaces’ upkeep.

#charlop-powers-sarah, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #forest-park-queens-ny, #forests-and-forestry, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc

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Can Trees Live Forever? New Kindling for an Immortal Debate

Some trees can live for thousands of years, but we may not be around long enough to really know whether they can die of old age.

#forests-and-forestry, #research, #trees-and-shrubs, #trends-in-plant-science-journal, #your-feed-science

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The Unexpected Beauty of ‘Dog Vomit’ and Other Slime

A world of life and color surrounded me during decades of wandering the woods, without my ever having noticed it.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #forests-and-forestry, #inaturalist-mobile-app, #quarantines, #slime-mold

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Amazon Deforestation Soars as Pandemic Hobbles Enforcement

A rise in illegal deforestation heightens the risk of fires in the Brazilian rainforest even more destructive than those that drew global outrage last year.

#amazon-jungle, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #forests-and-forestry, #politics-and-government, #wildfires

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11 Great Alternatives to the Top National Parks

Whether you like hiking, fishing, volcanoes, trees or even fossilized trees, there is a less-traveled and still awe-inspiring national park for you.

#arches-national-park-utah, #big-bend-national-park-tex, #biodiversity, #canoes-and-canoeing, #canyonlands-national-park-utah, #congaree-national-park, #coronavirus-reopenings, #deserts, #dunes, #forests-and-forestry, #fossils, #glaciers, #great-basin-national-park, #great-sand-dunes-national-park-and-reserve-colorado, #gunnison-colo, #hikes-and-hiking, #lakes, #lassen-volcanic-national-park-calif, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #north-cascades-national-park-wash, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #petrified-forest-national-park-ariz, #shutdowns-institutional, #travel-and-vacations, #trees-and-shrubs, #volcanoes, #voyageurs-national-park-minn, #wilderness-areas

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‘Going in the Wrong Direction’: More Tropical Forest Loss in 2019

Brazil was responsible for more than a third of the total global loss in 2019.

#agriculture-and-farming, #environment, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #land-use-policies, #wildfires

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The Amazon Will Soon Burn Again

The rainforest and its Indigenous groups face existential threats, while criminals act as if they have license to plunder.

#amazon-jungle, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #forests-and-forestry, #wildfires

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With the World on Pause, Salamanders Own the Road

Traffic is down, thanks to the pandemic. That’s good news for amphibians looking to migrate safely.

#amphibians, #animal-migration, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #forests-and-forestry, #frogs, #leclair-greg-researcher, #maine, #new-england-states-us, #salamanders, #seasons-and-months, #your-feed-science

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The Pandemic Has Created a Youth Unemployment Crisis. We Can Fix It.

The Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps helped build America at a time of national crisis.

#corp-for-national-and-community-service, #forests-and-forestry, #labor-and-jobs, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #unemployment, #united-states, #volunteers-and-community-service, #youth

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Will the Coronavirus Make the West More Vulnerable to Wildfires?

The fight against Covid-19 has disrupted preparations for the fire season.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #fires-and-firefighters, #forest-service, #forests-and-forestry, #national-interagency-fire-center, #western-states-us, #wildfires

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Coronavirus Puts Captive Orangutans’ Return to the Wild on Hold

If one ape in the forest is infected, a whole population could be wiped out, experts say. So orangutans in Indonesia’s rehabilitation centers are staying where they are.

#borneo-indonesia, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #forests-and-forestry, #indonesia, #joko-widodo, #monkeys-and-apes, #sumatra-indonesia

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A Bridge for Tamarins

One of the world’s most spectacular primates has become a symbol of conservation in Brazil, where an overpass is being built over a major highway to keep the species going.

#brazil, #conservation-of-resources, #forests-and-forestry, #smithsonian-national-zoological-park, #your-feed-photojournalism, #your-feed-science

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Australia’s Fire Season Ends, and Researchers Look to the Next One

With its otherworldly conditions, Australia has become a testing ground for fire-prediction technology.

#australia, #commonwealth-scientific-and-industrial-research-organization-australia, #computers-and-the-internet, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #fires-and-firefighters, #flowers-and-plants, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #jet-propulsion-laboratory, #new-south-wales-australia, #space-and-astronomy, #wildfires, #your-feed-science

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As Bolsonaro Keeps Amazon Vows, Brazil’s Indigenous Fear ‘Ethnocide’

President Jair Bolsonaro is moving aggressively to open up the Amazon rainforest to commercial development, posing an existential threat to the tribes living there.

#amazon-jungle, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #constitutions, #forests-and-forestry, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #indigenous-people, #land-use-policies, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government

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Bought for a Song: An Indonesian Craze Puts Wild Birds at Risk

Songbirds are being entered into high-stakes singing competitions across the country, and conservationists say protected species are in danger.

#birds, #collectors-and-collections, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #forests-and-forestry, #indonesia, #joko-widodo, #poaching-wildlife

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A Pulse of Joy Amid Tragedy

Under North Carolina’s stay-at-home order, our family is discovering the bounty of the mountain we live on.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #forests-and-forestry, #parenting, #quarantines, #work-life-balance

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‘There’s No More Water’: Climate Change on a Drying Island

A delicate ecosystem was disrupted in the Comoros, off East Africa, when forests were cleared to make way for farmland. The consequences offer lessons for other parts of the developing world.

#agriculture-and-farming, #comoros, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #population, #rivers, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-nations-environment-program, #water

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Wildlife Collapse From Climate Change Is Predicted to Hit Suddenly and Sooner

Scientists found a “cliff edge” instead of the slippery slope they expected.

#animals, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #environment, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #oceans-and-seas

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Animal Viruses Are Jumping to Humans. Forest Loss Makes It Easier.

New research from Stanford University holds lessons for a world reeling from the coronavirus and searching for ways to avert the next global pandemic.

#amazon-jungle, #bloomfield-laura, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #environment, #forests-and-forestry, #monkeys-and-apes, #stanford-university, #uganda, #viruses

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A Forest Submerged 60,000 Years Ago Could Save Your Life One Day

Before this underwater forest disappears, scientists recently raced to search for shipworms and other sea life that might conceal medicine of the future.

#alabama, #antibiotics, #bacteria, #distel-dan, #drug-resistance-microbial, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #forests-and-forestry, #gulf-coast-us, #helmuth-brian, #marine-borers-shipworms, #microbiology, #oceans-and-seas, #raines-ben-h, #research, #wood-and-wood-products, #your-feed-science

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