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ByMike Baker The New York Times SEATTLE>> In a high-altitude landscape parched by drought, U.S. Forest Service crews took advantage of some stable weather in eastern Oregon this month and prepared to burn off some thick underbrush and shrubbery at the edge of the Blue Mountains, part of an e...
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By Soumya Karlamangla © The New York Times Co. BISHOP, CALIF. » Before the Egyptians built the pyramids, before Jesus Christ was born, before the Roman Empire formed or collapsed, the trees were here. Ten thousand feet up in the White Mountains of central California, in a harsh alpine desert wher...
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  WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND » In an ancient grove in northern New Zealand, the mighty conifer known as Tāne Mahuta, lord of the forest, is threatened by the encroachment of a deadly enemy. It is the largest kauri tree known to be living: 177 feet tall, 53 feet in circumference. Kauri, native to...
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By Mikko Hautala Guest Commentary I followed news on the Colorado wildfires in December with a heavy heart. Seeing Coloradans bravely battle the forces of nature hit very close to home. Finland is the most forested country in Europe and we too are feeling the impact of increasingly unpredictable c...
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By Christine Chung © The New York Times Co. Hundreds of feral cattle roam freely in Gila National Forest, more than 3 million acres of remote and sprawling land in New Mexico with mountains, hot springs and untouched federally designated wilderness areas. Conservationists, local ranchers and fede...
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    By Mark Stevenson The Associated Press CHERAN, MEXICO » Regular citizens have taken the fight against illegal logging into their own hands in the pine-covered mountains of western Mexico, where loggers clear entire hillsides for avocado plantations that drain local water supplies a...
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By Carley Petesch The Associated Press KEBEMER, SENEGAL » The idea was striking in its ambition: African countries aimed to plant trees in a nearly 5,000-mile line spanning the entire continent, creating a natural barrier to hold back the Sahara Desert as climate change swept the sands s...
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    By Tanya Titova and Frank Jordans The Associated Press MOSCOW » A Russian island north of Japan has become a testing ground for Moscow’s efforts to reconcile its prized fossil fuel industry with the need to do something about climate change. More than two-thirds of Sakhalin Island...
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  By Brian Melley The Associated Press SEQUOIA CREST, CALIF. » Ashtyn Perry was barely as tall as the shovel she stomped into barren ground where a wildfire last year ravaged the California mountain community of Sequoia Crest and destroyed dozens of its signature behemoth trees. The 13-year...
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    By Don Thompson The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, CALIF. » Firefighters and numerous studies credit intensive forest thinning projects with helping save communities such as those recently threatened near Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada, but dissent from some environmen...
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  By The Associated Press THREE RIVERS, CALIF. » California wildfires have burned into at least four groves of gigantic ancient sequoias in national parks and forests, though cooler weather on Friday helped crews trying to keep the flames away from a famous cluster containing the wo...
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By Matthew Brown The Associated Press CUSTER CITY, S.D. » Looking down a hillside dotted with large stumps and nearly devoid of trees, a pair of retired U.S. Forest Service employees lamented logging policies they helped craft to deal with two harbingers of climate change — pine beetles and wildfi...
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    By Annie Mehl Daily Camera Between the freshly cut pine trees near Shanahan Ridge, a crew of foresters and volunteers took turns chipping away at tall, dense trees Aug. 23. While crew members and volunteers with Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks started thinning the trees in...
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  » By Paul Cancik, YourHub Contributor   In Denver’s semi-arid climate, trees and water are both precious resources. However, by following a few expert tips, you can preserve mature trees on your property and establish new trees that will help grow our urban canopy, diminish heat ...
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  By Katie Langford Daily Camera The rate at which trees die in Colorado’s subalpine forests tripled over the past four decades and is linked to rising temperatures and less moisture, according to a study by University of Colorado Boulder researchers. Researchers studied more than 5,000 tre...
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By Jim Robbins © The New York Times Co. PALO ALTO, CALIF. » It could have toppled long ago. For one thing, it’s a loner, miles from kin that thrive in far wetter climates. Its massive roots are sandwiched between a concrete wall and railroad tracks. It has weathered coal and diesel smoke from pas...
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By Coral Davenport © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » The Biden administration plans to restore environmental protections to the Tongass National Forest in Alaska, one of the world’s largest intact temperate rainforests, that had been stripped away by former President Donald Trump. The adm...
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Inside Climate News, By Georgina Gustin   May 19, 2021   In the seven years since governments and corporations promised to stop deforestation, the clear cutting of critically important tropical forests has instead increased by more than 50 percent, a new report shows,...
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Forest officials say clearing swaths of trees will help in taking energy out of wildfire By Bruce Finley The Denver Post GOULD » Stunned by unprecedented megafires, Colorado is embracing logging — mowing holes up to 140 acres in beetleinfested lodgepole pines — in an effort to revive out-...
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  •October 28, 2020 President Trump has removed protections from Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, one of the world’s largest temperate rainforests, to allow for logging and development.  A notice, posted by the Forest Service on Wednesday, stated that all 16.7 million acres will be ope...
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