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How to Fight Climate Change and Increase Resiliency, Naturally

Five actions governments could take quickly to reduce emissions and restore ecosystems.

August 16, 2021 - NRDC


Land Use the Subject of Latest IPCC Report

Not urban land use, but in the literal sense: land used to produce food, graze livestock, supply drinking water, grow trees, and sequester carbon. As the climate warms and the population grows, crop yields will decrease and land will be degraded.

August 12, 2019 - The Washington Post

Columbia River Gorge

King County Selling Carbon Credits to Fund Forest Preservation

Two companies so far have purchased carbon credits through the newly public program in Washington State's King County.

July 11, 2019 - KUOW

National Monument

Communities Debate Potential Mine Near Mt. St. Helens

Fishermen, former loggers, and conservationists are just some of the groups with a stake in whether a mining operation takes root in Washington state.

October 12, 2017 - Northwest Public Radio

What Will It Take to Green Puerto Rico Again?

Not only did Hurricane Maria destroy most of Puerto Rico's man-made infrastructure, it also defoliated the island's vast tropical forests, upsetting the forest ecology—in the short term.

October 6, 2017 - NPR

13 Million Acres at Stake in Timber Company Merger

Two timber companies announced a merger that will take effect in 2016, combining land holdings that reach nearly every corner of the country.

November 13, 2015 - KUOW

Florida Pine Rockland

University of Miami Sells Endangered Forest Land to Developer with Strip Mall Plans

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.

July 14, 2014 - Miami Herald

Chilean Dam Project Approved Amid Controversy

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.

May 13, 2011 - The Washington Post

Reforesting the Vietnamese Warzone

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.

December 1, 2010 - Yale Environment 360

New Jersey's Forests Disappearing

A new study shows that the amount of urban development in New Jersey now outnumbers the state's forest acreage.

July 31, 2010 - New Jersey Star-Ledger

Protecting The Open Spaces of Cascadia

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.

July 21, 2010 - Citiwire

Bringing the Forest Back to the City

This piece from Urban Omnibus looks at ideas to counteract global warming by adding more trees to urban areas.

January 18, 2010 - Urban Omnibus

Ag Secretary Concerned Over Farms-to-Forests Conversion

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.

December 30, 2009 - The Washington Times

Local Canadian Leaders Do What Fed Fails To

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.

October 31, 2009 - Guardian (UK)

The New Oregon Wilderness

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.

April 8, 2009 - The Oregonian

Pine Beetles' Wrath Spreads

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.

November 20, 2008 - The New York Times

Largest Land Conservation in U.S. Sealed

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.

July 1, 2008 - The Missoulian

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