August 12, 2019, 10am PDT
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.
July 11, 2019, 12pm PDT
Two companies so far have purchased carbon credits through the newly public program in Washington State's King County.
October 12, 2017, 11am PDT
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 6, 2017, 9am PDT
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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>