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Magical Forest Weirdo Provides a Break from the Nightmare of Modernity

17 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

The Legend of Mick Dodge returned to the National Geographic Channel this Tuesday for it's second season and let me tell you it came not a moment too soon. Read more...

Road Trip to These 5 National Forests for Fantastic Fall Foliage

22 hours agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Tuesday, September 23 marked the first official day of Autumn and, while some parts of our nation are still basking in overly Summer-y temperatures, the mercury is dropping in others. This is the time of year that Mother Nature sheds...Show More Summary

Magic Forest in Lake George, New York

The Magic Forest is a small fun fair in upstate New York that is a gold mine of unique Americana from a bygone era including the world's largest Uncle Sam figure and the nation's only remaining diving horse. Created in 1963, the Magic Forest amusement park has not changed a great deal since then. Show More Summary

Congress should fund fires for what they are -- disasters

Californians are all too familiar with the devastation forest fires bring. The state has already had more than 1,000 wildfires this year, and the worst of the fire season is just beginning. More than 350,000 acres of national forest have burned in Northern California so far in 2014. And each...

Permit Or Fine? Uproar After U.S. Forest Service Wants Cash For Pictures, Videos In Wilderness Areas

Outrage ensued this week over a Federal Register notice outlined which a U.S. Forest Service plan imposing fines and permits for videos and photographs taken in wilderness areas. National Parks Traveler said the uproar against the U.S. Show More Summary

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Florida State Seminoles: Betting Odds, Analysis

The defending national champion Florida State Seminoles bring a 20-game winning streak into this ACC matchup with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons Saturday. However, the Seminoles have been less than impressive since earning their way into...Show More Summary

Burned Boreal Forest in Wood Buffalo National Park, Alberta

This is actually a remarkable photo if you look closely. Most of the forest is black from forest fire. However, you can see patches of brown and green which were not burnt as bad. All of the green unburnt areas are surrounded by a region of brown trees which were damaged, but not burnt. It [...]

On Not Getting Lost in the Wilderness (or Dying)

 “I was in Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park, a 75-minute train ride northwest of Tokyo, with half a dozen other hikers out for a dose of shinrin-yoku,or forest bathing. The Japanese go crazy for this practice, which is standard preventive medicine here. It … Continue reading ?

Rains have King Fire teams in mop-up mode; mudslides possible

Heavy rains throughout the weekend have helped firefighters tamp down the King Fire in the El Dorado National Forest, but the damp conditions have also sparked fear of mudslides.

Rains have King Fire teams in mop-up mode; mudslides possible

Heavy rains throughout the weekend have helped firefighters tamp down the King Fire in the El Dorado National Forest, but the damp conditions have also sparked fear of mudslides.

Home of the Week: Two-house compound bordering forest in La Crescenta

City and mountain views create a backdrop for dramatic cactus gardens at a two-house compound bordering the Angeles National Forest in La Crescenta. Modernist architect Richard Neutra designed the 1950s glass-walled home, which became a guesthouse when a larger seven-sided contemporary designed...

Smokey Says, Get a Permit, Shutterbug

Well, sort of. First Amendment advocates have expressed escalating concern in recent days over a U.S. Forest Service rule requiring permits for photographers in national forests. In particular what is at issue is a new proposed Forest...Show More Summary

The Shame of NGOs Unwilling to Risk

In the world of nonprofits, we all have big dreams. We want to cure ALS, cancer and Alzheimer's disease. We want to save endangered animals, the rain forest and our national parks. We want to put an end to homelessness, waterborne diseases and refugee camps. And in the case of Feed the Children, we want no child to go to bed hungry. Big lofty ideals. Show More Summary

On the Heels of U.N. Summit, Nations Announce Partnerships to End Deforestation

On the same day delegates gathered at the U.N. Climate Summit, Liberia and Norway announced a partnership to protect forests in the African country.

New Poll: Westerners Oppose Right-Wing Efforts To Seize And Sell National Parks, Forests And Public Lands

"These lands belong to all of us, and it is imperative that we keep it that way," said Sen. Martin Heinrich. The post New Poll: Westerners Oppose Right-Wing Efforts To Seize And Sell National Parks, Forests And Public Lands appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Angry Skies and a Dense Forest are No Match for this Sprawling Solar Array

After receiving $400,000 in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Wayne National Forest commissioned Third Sun Solar to install their 51.6 kW rooftop solar array on the building's south-facing roof. Apparently naysayers doubted that

The fragile splendor of America's largest national forest

There is a land, in southeast Alaska, that feels like the setting of some old-world fairy tale. Across nearly 17 million acres, bears wander through icy rivers, pausing to snatch salmon from the watery depths before sauntering into lush rainforests. Show More Summary

Forests Need Laws, Not Loopholes

Sitting in the towering United Nation's building on New York's east side, it might be hard for world leaders to picture a destroyed forest, but I know just how depressing the site is. In Indonesia, and elsewhere, we've seen vast tracks...Show More Summary

King fire: Just as crews gain ground, wildfire could get extreme

The massive King fire burning east of Sacramento in the Eldorado National Forest has slowed down, but strong winds over the next few days could present new challenges for firefighters.

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