Last week in Lima, pledges to the Global Climate Fund topped $10 billion, with new contributions not only from wealthy nations like Belgium and Australia, but also from developing forest nations like Peru and Colombia.
A new study examined how the Rim Fire burned through forests with restored fire regimes in Yosemite National Park to determine whether they were as resistant to high-severity fire as many scientists and land managers expected.
J.Cole Lands Atop The Billboard 200 With First Week Debut Of “2014 Forest Hills Drive Talented Roc Nation lyricist J.Cole has been arguably the most underrated rapper on the mainstream music scene since first making his way into the game,
JamesChen/Shutterstock The skies above the Olympic National Forest, potential training site for electromagnetic warfare. From Truthout: If the US Navy gets its way, it will begin flying Growler supersonic warplanes over Olympic National...Show More Summary
“Federal lands should be preserved for the public good.” The post New Bill Would Ban Fracking In National Parks And Forests appeared first on ThinkProgress.
So what does funding for the Department of Defense have in common with Alaska's Tongass National Forest or the Tonto National Forest in Arizona?
Most of the country's 154 national forests allow visitors to harvest Christmas trees, for a small fee
Delegates from hundreds of countries are in Lima, Peru, this week, facing the heroic task of negotiating a global climate deal under the auspices of the United Nations. As negotiations reach their climactic closing hours, it’s worthShow More Summary
Last week, the House passed the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and attached a rider on page 1105 that would give 2400 acres of National Forest that is cherished ancestral Native American land in southeast Arizona to a subsidiary of a large international mining conglomerate.
The world is filled with a staggering amount of natural beauty, taking the form of unique rock formations or expansive forests which are home to some of the rarest animals. It is important to protect these places, to ensure that they remain undisturbed and stand the test of time. Show More Summary
The 20 th Conference of the Parties (COP-20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Lima, Peru is about to shift into the high gear as the second week of negotiations takes off. The meeting has attracted delegates from 190 countries, as well as thousands of activists. Show More Summary
How would you feel if you were asked to turn in your mobile phone while entering a national park? Would it help you connect more deeply with nature? That's exactly what New Forest National Park in Great Britain has done, as they've jumped on the anti-technology bandwagon. Show More Summary
They’re known as conscience letters — notes sent to the rangers at the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, by visitors returning pilfered rocks. “I am writing this letter in hopes of easing my conscience,” one missive reads, “and saving the most important...
A study released Monday found that transferring national forests and other public lands to the state of Utah would cost taxpayers at least $280 million per year. The post Utah’s Insanely Expensive Plan To Seize Public Lands appeared first on ThinkProgress.
When you are driving by, it looks like a big forest but the name. What’s in a name? With a name like Paradise we had to stop. When I think of Paradise it is surrounded by ocean and sand. When my wife thinks of Paradise it is usually something like a mountain chalet. So we [...]
A study released Monday found that transferring national forests and other public lands to the state of Utah would cost taxpayers at least $280 million per year. The post Utah’s Plan To Seize America’s Public Lands Would Cost More Than A Quarter Of A Billion Dollars appeared first on ThinkProgress.
A wild tiger walks through his domain in the dry forest of Ranthambhore National Park in Rajasthan, India during the hot and dry summer months. Wildlife officials in India said this week that tigers are dying in record numbers in that country, mostly due to poaching. Show More Summary
Roc Nation rapper J. Cole reveals the tracklist for his forthcoming 2014 Forest Hills Drive project. Thirteen new tracks are coming your way on December 9. Over the weekend, Cole’s been playing the album for select fans in the same
On November 19, I was the keynote speaker at a gender conference for staff of Mexico's National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR), presenting the importance of mainstreaming a gender perspective in the forest sector. Part of the reason I was so excited to be doing this in Mexico is because Mexico has become a leading force in mainstreaming gender. Show More Summary