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SEE IT: Woman falls 50 feet down Southern Calif. cliff

A woman’s terrifying slide down a sheer rock cliff face at a Pasadena, Calif. canyon was all caught on video — and happened two days before the U.S. Forest Service will close the area that has claimed five hikers’ lives since 2011.

House Republicans Fiddle While Forest Service Runs Out Of Money To Fight Wildfires

The House is expected to vote on a bill that would waive at least 14 environmental laws within 100 miles of the southern U.S. border, and has already spent time voting on legislation to weaken the Endangered Species Act. The post House Republicans Fiddle While Forest Service Runs Out Of Money To Fight Wildfires appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Residents of Liberty, WA, defy U.S. Forest Service to help a disabled vet

By Glen Morgan | Freedom Foundation The rebellion against bureaucratic tyranny might have started in a Washington town conveniently named Liberty. Last month, residents there decided to work together, defy the iron fist of the local federal bureaucrats at the U.S. Forest Service and help a neighbor named Tony Nicholas, a 75-year-old disabled Vietnam veteran,...

Trees Study: 850 Lives Saved, 670,000 Diseases Prevented Each Year

A new trees study issued by the National Forest Service (NFS) revealed just how important these plants are to our survival. According to the NFS study, trees save 850 lives annually, and prevent 670,000 acute respiratory diseases. While we’ve always known that trees are quite important to the survival of carbon-based life forms, this is

First national study finds trees saving lives, reducing respiratory problems

SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 25, 2014– In the first broad-scale estimate of air pollution removal by trees nationwide, U.S. Forest Service scientists and collaborators calculated that trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory symptoms. read more

Maroon Bells in Aspen, Colorado

Billed as the most photographed mountains in the Rockies, many visitors come to Aspen to take their pictures. However, climbers, local media, and even the US Forest Service know these mountains as the "Deadly Bells." The beauty of the...Show More Summary

New Mexico’s mouse war escalates

THE MOUSE THAT ROARED: The battle over protecting the meadow jumping mouse, recently listed as endangered, has pitted environmentalists and ranchers against the U.S. Forest Service. By Rob Nikolewski ? New Mexico Watchdog SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico’s war over the meadow jumping mouse is escalating and moving ahead on multiple fronts. Ranchers whose...

Big Trees: a new look at growth factors

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen Last week I had the opportunity to attend a presentation by Dr. Seth Bigelow, previously of the US Forest Service and currently doing original Forest Adaptation Research at the Huyck Biological Research Station near Rensselaerville, … Continue reading ?

Rejection of Colorado Coal Mine on Global Warming Grounds Could Be Game-Changer

A U.S. District Court judge ruled on June 27 that the Bureau of Land Management ( BLM ) and Forest Service both wrongly approved expansion of the West Elk coal mine in Somerset, Colo., because they failed to take into account the economic...Show More Summary

Forest Service to close Eaton Canyon above first waterfall

When it comes to risky climbs, few can match the half-mile trek to the second waterfall in Eaton Canyon north of Pasadena, a steep, narrow path over crumbling granite cliffs that has claimed five lives and caused dozens of injuries over the past four years.

Meshach Taylor: Funeral Services on Saturday at Forest Lawn

Meshach Taylor, known for his role as the hilarious Anthony Bouvier in the 1980?s television sitcom “Designing Women”, died in his California home on June 28, 2014, according to TMZ. Meshach Taylor died after battling a terminal illness. Meshach was surrounded by his family while on his deathbed. Taylor was 67-years old. New of death

Are Transition Plans Code for Climate Change Backtracking?

The USDA Forest Service is pushing through the sale of nearly 6,200 acres of Tongass rainforest's old growth timber for 10-15 years of logging, claiming that's what the timber industry needs to "transition" to second-growth timber management. Show More Summary

National Park: Drones In The United States To Be Banned Because They’re Annoying

In any national park drones may soon may end up being banned in over 84 million acres of forest overseen because the National Park Service considers the unmanned drones in the United States to be annoying. In a related report by The Inquisitr, one crazed woman attacked a flying drone at a beach. But the

Wildfire in Sequoia National Forest is 75% contained

A wildfire burning in the Sequoia National Forest was 75% contained Tuesday, the U.S. Forest Service reported.

500 homes evacuated in Kern County wildfire

A wildfire in Sequoia National Forest more than doubled in size overnight to about 1,800 acres, U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Cindy Thill said Sunday.

Mourners gather at memorial service for Maya Angelou

Friends and family gather at a memorial service for Dr. Maya Angelou held atWake Forest University on June 7, 2014 in Winston Salem, North Carolina. The author and activist passed away on May 28 at age 86. Photo Credit: Getty/Grant Halverson Friends...Show More Summary

Michelle Obama's Speech at Maya Angelou's Memorial Sure Was Something

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An impressive crowd of more than 2,000 people gathered at Wake Forest University North Carolina today to attend Maya Angelou's memorial service. The service lasted around three hours with Cecily Tyson, Bill Clinton, Oprah, and First Lady Michelle Obama all speaking and commemorating the great woman. Show More Summary

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