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California freeze: Minus-14 degrees in Sierra amid snow and ice

A deep freeze in California's Sierra is continuing, with one spot east of Redding recording minus-14 degrees. According to the National Weather Service, the Bogard Rest Area in the Lassen National Forest recorded that frigid temperature between Friday night and Saturday morning. The rest area is...

Snowboarders Cry Foul but Lose Equal Protection Lawsuit

In what has got to be this years' most finicky, hair-splitting case, the Tenth Circuit dismissed a case by a group of snowboarders who claimed equal protection violations by the U.S. Forest Service whose special-use permit excluded snowboarders but allowed skiers. In the opinion of U.S. Judge Dee Benson,......

Forest Service Okays Breckenridge Expansion

New zip lines, canopy tours, and mountain bike trails mean 150,000 additional summer visitors.

Video: Public Lands, Public Hands

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock the past year, let me remind you what nine Western states tried to do earlier this year: They attempted to get bills passed that would've had the Forest Service and BLM give up your federal land to be managed by the states. Show More Summary

Despite Setbacks In Distributed Generation Space, PowerSecure Reports Strong Q3 Results

PowerSecure International, the energy services company based in Wake Forest, North Carolina, is one of the few companies in the distributed generation space that report strong growth for the third quarter of 2015. During the third quarter, PowerSecure reported revenues of $107 million, an increase of 64.5% compared to revenues during [...]

Couple turns a 40-foot-tall fire lookout into a spectacular off-grid home

Though they’ve spotted fires from their lofty home before, Tompkins and Colley aren’t, and have never been, park rangers. The couple, which used to live in a large 1,400-square-foot Dallas home, learned about the. Forest Service’s fire outlooks in a book they stumbled upon several years ago. Show More Summary

Fire Prevention Month: Only YOU Can Prevent Forest Fires

The Ad Council, the U.S. Forest Service, and the National Association of State Foresters ask for your support in raising awareness for Fire Prevention Month. The sad truth is that nearly 9 out of 10 wildfires are still caused by humans. Show More Summary

Top 10 Best Horror Movies in the Woods

The Final Terror A multi-star cast performs in this movie about some young adults going into the woods on a project for the forest service only to run into someone in the woods who doesn't want to share. The Blair Witch Project College kids pursue a video documentary for school based on a local legend of a witch in the woods. Show More Summary

Twitch will stream every episode of Bob Ross’ ‘Joy of Painting’

last monthTechnology : Post Tech

Get ready for a forest of happy little trees. Twitch, the online streaming service focused heavily on games, will run a marathon stream of every episode of that 80s/90s classic, "The Joy of Painting." The service will show all 403 episodes from Oct. 29 to Nov. 6 on its own dedicated channel, as a celebration […]

In A Kenyan Forest, A World Bank-Backed Project Threatens A Way Of Life

last monthNews : Huffington Post

ImageContent(562a78cfe4b0443bb563e951,562a44d11900002d00b94b89,Image,HectorAssetUrl(562a44d11900002d00b94b89.jpeg,Some(),Some(jpeg)),Tony Karumba / GroundTruth,Elias Kimaiyo says the Kenya Forest Service has burned down his home repeatedly...Show More Summary

NASA and the U.S. Forest Service team up to design better fire shelters

When 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots were trapped by a raging wildfire in Arizona in 2013 and died inside their emergency shelters, Mary Beth Wusk took notice. Then she took action. A materials expert at NASA Langley Research Center here, Wusk and her team develop new flexible heat shield technologies...

Forest Service Identifies Cold Water Refuges for Western Trout

Photograph courtesy of Yellowstone National Park/Flickr  Protecting cold-water trout may be as easy as tracking temperature. At least that’s what a new five-state study called the Cold Water Climate Shield is hoping.  Associated Press reports that biologists with the U.S. Show More Summary

Drought-stressed California forests face a radical shift

Biologist Greg Asner first heard the numbers in April, but they did little to prepare him for what he saw. The Forest Service had estimated that nearly 12.5 million trees in the state's southern and central forests were dead. But as Asner peered down upon the same forests from his airplane at 6,000...

Credit card skimming device found at River Forest gas station

Customers of a River Forest gas station are being asked to monitor their credit card information after a skimming device was located inside a gas pump. The River Forest Police Department is working with the U.S. Secret Service in investigating the credit card skimming device, which was found inside...

The Government Is Being Sued For Letting Nestlé Bottle Drought-Stricken California’s Water

The US Forest Service is being sued for allowing Nestlé to siphon water from San Bernardino National Forest by way of an expired permit from 1988.

Environmentalists sue US Forest Service over Nestlé’s water permit

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Environmental and public interest groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the U.S. Forest Service, claiming it broke federal laws by allowing Nestlé to pipe out millions of gallons of water from California’s San Bernardino National Forest. The group has alleged that the Swiss food and beverage giant...

Nestlé’s Water Bottling Operations Target of Lawsuit

In another attempt to shut down Nestlé’s bottled water operations in drought-stricken California, environmental groups have sued the US Forest Service, alleging the agency allowed Nestlé to pump millions of gallons of water out of southern California’s San Bernardino National Forest long after its permit expired. The lawsuit, filed by The Story of Stuff Project, […]

Environmental Groups Sue Forest Service Over Nestlé’s Bottled Water Operations In California

Nestlé is coming under fire again. The post Environmental Groups Sue Forest Service Over Nestlé’s Bottled Water Operations In California appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Robopocalypse #27: The Era of the Self Driving Car is HERE...well, for Teslas

Drones: Here's a piece pumping up the prospects for drones. There's a new drone racing event in Utah. The US Forest Service may get a ban in place for forest fires for drones. California Governor Brown vetoed a bill that would restrict drones. Show More Summary

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