Forests

November 13, 2015, 1pm PST
Two timber companies announced a merger that will take effect in 2016, combining land holdings that reach nearly every corner of the country.
KUOW
July 14, 2014, 12pm PDT
Despite its commitment to protect forests in South Florida, the University of Miami sold 88 acres of endangered pine rockland to a developer with plans for a Walmart, an LA Fitness Center, and a Chik-fil-A, among other non-endangered retail uses.
Miami Herald
May 13, 2011, 9am PDT
A plan approved to build a $7 billion dam in Chile has some worried about the loss of land, but others excited about looming economic opportunities.
The Washington Post
December 1, 2010, 5am PST
Jungles blasted clear during the Vietnam war four decades ago are now at the center of a debate in the country about how forests should be recovered.
Yale Environment 360
July 31, 2010, 11am PDT
A new study shows that the amount of urban development in New Jersey now outnumbers the state's forest acreage.
New Jersey Star-Ledger
July 21, 2010, 6am PDT
Forest land and open space have been steadily gobbled up by development in the Pacific Northwest. A new initiative in Washington seeks to relocate some of developers' planned greenfield housing into cities.
Citiwire
January 18, 2010, 8am PST
This piece from <em>Urban Omnibus</em> looks at ideas to counteract global warming by adding more trees to urban areas.
Urban Omnibus
December 30, 2009, 8am PST
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has ordered the revision of a forecasting model related to congressional climate legislation that makes the conversion of farmland to forests more lucrative than producing food.
The Washington Times
October 31, 2009, 9am PDT
While Canada's federal government resists taking action on climate change, its provincial and Aboriginal leaders have set aside over 200 million acres of boreal forest as a carbon vault.
Guardian (UK)
April 8, 2009, 9am PDT
Oregon has just received a wilderness designation on more than 200,000 acres of land. Environmentalists are welcoming the move, which they hope will protect sensitive lands from development and misuse.
The Oregonian
November 20, 2008, 5am PST
The scourge of the pine beetle is wreaking havoc on forests all up and down North America, leaving behind millions of acres of dead trees.
The New York Times
July 1, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>A deal between a Montana timber company and conservationists to preserve 320,000 acres of forest is the largest land conservation in U.S. history.</p>
The Missoulian