forests

Battle to Protect 50 Million Forest Acres May Finally Be Won After 16 Years

Battle to Protect 50 Million Forest Acres May Finally Be Won After 16 Years

By Jessica A. Knoblauch A decades-long fight over a landmark rule protecting wild forests nationwide took another successful–and possibly final–turn last week after a U.S. district court threw out a last-ditch attack by the state of Alaska against the Roadless Rule. Adopted in the closing days of the Clinton administration, the Roadless Rule prohibits most […]

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    How Paper Products Are Destroying Russia’s Last Remaining Intact Forests

    How Paper Products Are Destroying Russia’s Last Remaining Intact Forests

    Major western European and American companies are connected to logging companies expanding their operations into one of the largest tracts of undisturbed primary forest in Arkhangelsk Oblast of northwest Russia, a Greenpeace report reveals. [facebook https://facebook.com/EcoWatch/videos/10154769163108300/ expand=1] The report, Eye on the Taiga: How industry’s claimed sustainable forestry in Russia, is destroying the Great Northern […]

    Don’t Get Burned by Misinformation About Dead Trees and Wildfire

    Don’t Get Burned by Misinformation About Dead Trees and Wildfire

    By Douglas Bevington In California, dead trees are big news. In June, the U.S. Forest Service reported that 66 million trees had died since 2010 as the state has experienced a prolonged drought. Drought stress has weakened trees’ natural defenses to native bark beetles, resulting in a pulse of tree mortality. Yet amid all of […]