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Dog-Tracking Service to Search for Dogs Believed to Be Abandoned in State Forest

Eleven days ago, three dogs, ages 5 months to 12 years, were allegedly removed from a Corning home by the building’s landlord and dumped in the Perry State Forest.... The post Dog-Tracking Service to Search for Dogs Believed to Be Abandoned in State Forest appeared first on PETA.

Forest 500’ Ranks Firms’ Deforestation Policies

Only six major companies — Danone, Kao Corp., Nestle, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser Group, Unilever and HSBC — and one investor, banking and financial services giant HSBC, have comprehensive policies in place to protect tropical forests, according to Global Canopy Programme. The tropical forest think tank today launched its Forest 500, which ranks 250 […]

Kamala Harris and the Moonlight Fire case

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

The burgeoning Moonlight Fire litigation scandal, which has already tarnished government agencies that include the California fire and forestry agency, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Forest Service, could also raise questions for California Attorney General and Senate hopeful Kamala Harris. Show More Summary

US Forest Service Supports Wood Pellet Bioenergy; No Issue with Emissions

The manufacture of wood pellet bioenergy might increase demand for renewable energy from US forests and boost prices, even if questions about increasing CO2 emissions remain without clear answers. According to a recent US Forest Service...Show More Summary

First Yosemite Rare Fox In 100 Years (INTERVIEW)

You remember the spectacular rock climb at Half Dome a few weeks ago? In a more remote part of California’s Yosemite National Park, a motion-sensitive camera placed by Forest Service wildlife biologists has twice recorded another unusual phenomenon. Show More Summary

A Crucial First Amendment Bill Now Sits in the Hands of Congress

After the Forest Service attempted to fine photographers for taking pictures on federal land, and after journalists were scrutinized for documenting police officers in action, Congress is addressing Constitutional rights.

Ah, Wilderness! Forest Service Re-examining Standards for Media Access to Wilderness Areas

Agency looks to tighten up vague standards that have led to inconsistent access decisions. If you as a broadcaster, producer, or artist want to head into a congressionally-designated wilderness area to create some programming (both newsgathering...Show More Summary

Why Canada’s Communication Policy Misses the Forest for the Trees

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Michael Geist

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission wrapped up its third major hearing in as many months this week, focusing on the wholesale market for broadband Internet services. Coming on the heels of the earlier hearings...Show More Summary

Strange Times

A US Forest Service article on safe marshmallow-toasting did not neglect to nag us: It suggested fruit rather than chocolate in s’mores. The droll Orange County Register wondered, “Why not replace the marshmallow with a Brussels sprout?” Read all of George Will's column here.

Fracking Approved in Virginian National Forest Area

WASHINGTON — Fracking, a divisive energy issue, has been approved in the George Washington National Forest in the state of Virginia. Fox News reported the U.S. Park Service initially banned fracking in the forest, which is the largest national forest on the East Coast, but rethought their plans after energy companies protested the ban. Fracking, or […]

Fracking our forests

Is nothing sacred? Of all groups, the U.S. Forest Service should protect the lands it controls, but this week it introduced a plan that would allow limited hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the 1.1 million-acre George Washington National Forest, which straddles Virginia and West Virginia. Read full article >>

Bears hold Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery out of practice

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears kicked off preparation Wednesday to host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers without the services of receivers Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (hamstring), as both were held out of the club’s practice...Show More Summary

Forest Service Chief Issues Directive on Photography Permits

On November 4, 2014, U.S. Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell issued a directive on commercial filming and photography permits. He included lots of good nuggets in this directive. The most important to nature photographers is: I also...Show More Summary

2008 Lacey Act Amendment successful in reducing US imports of illegally logged wood

Recently published research by U.S. Forest Service economist Jeff Prestemon supports the contention that the 2008 Lacey Act Amendment reduced the supply of illegally harvested wood from South America and Asia available for export to the United States. read more

US Forest Service Green Lights Fracking in East Coast’s Largest National Forest

Despite the objections of environmental groups and Virginia's Governor Terry McAuliffe, the U.S. Forest Service has left the door open to allow fracking in the East Coast's largest national forest with the release of the forest's new management plan. The USFS

A beetle and its longtime fungal associate go rogue

West Lafayette, Ind. (November 13, 2014): Scientists with the U.S. Forest Service and Colorado State University examined a fungus native to North America, the native beetle that carries it, and their host tree and found something surprising:...Show More Summary

Dominic Esquibel, Navy Cross recipient, in legal tiff with Park Service

John sends us a link to an article about Dominic Esquibel, a Marine who earned the Navy Cross in Iraq in 2004 and was roughed up by a National Park Service forest ranger in a dispute over a Sequoia National Park handicap parking space. According to Esquibel, the park employee handcuffed him and mistreated the […]

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