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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 Joe Neguse and Dan Gibbs Guest Commentary Last year’s record-setting wildfire season in Colorado was a wake-up call. The Cameron Peak and East Troublesome Fires, which burned nearly 400,000 acres combined, threatened homes, businesses, wildlife, and local water supplies. In the wake of these f...
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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 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 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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  WASHINGTON (June 24, 2021) ­–  “The Growing Climate Solutions Act recognizes the critical role that our working lands play in storing carbon and helping slow the effects of climate change,” said Melinda Cep, vice president of natural solutions and working lands at the National Audubon S...
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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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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Emily Guskin, Scott Clement and Joel Achenbach  Dec. 9, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. MST Americans remain shaky on the details of climate science even as they have grown increasingly concerned about human activity warming the Earth, according to a national poll by The Washington Post a...
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By Patrick Whittle 
The Associated Press PORTLAND, MAINE»Beech trees are dominating the woodlands of the northeastern United States as the climate changes, and that could be bad news for the forests and people who work in them, according to a group of scientists. The scientists say the move toward...
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