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John Muir Project - News & Press Room - The Administration Can't See the Forest for the Sequoias
The federal government's own scientists have consistently found that removal of large trees increases severe fire risk by removing the most fire-resistant elements -- big trees -- from the forest and by reducing the cooling shade of the forest canopy. The ...
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John Muir Project - Getting Burned
Western national forests, logging industry representatives tell us, is that severe forest fires are burning because our forests have been left unmanaged and that ... severe forest fires. As with all good deceptions, this one contains some grains of truth. Most experts now agree, for example, that in some areas excessively high levels of undergrowth can cause unnaturally severe fires ...
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MiN Polls (Forestry)
MiN Polls (Forestry) MiN Polls : FORESTRY NOVEMBER 2003 - MARCH 2004 What is primarily to blame for increasingly severe forest fires in American national parks?
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bushmeat blog
Selective logging -- which opens up the forest canopy and allows winds and sunlight to dry leaf litter on the forest floor -- and 6-inch high "surface" fires are turning parts of the Amazon into a tinderbox, putting the world's largest rainforest at risk of ever-more severe forest fires. At the ...
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AB 2926 INTRO
Current California law allows clearcuts of 40 acres of forest at a time. Timber companies can clearcut a forest immediately next to another clearcut as long as the two ... two decades. “Clearcutting destroys wildlife habitat, damages water quality, increases the danger of severe forest fires, and impairs forests’ ability to sequester carbon dioxide, which contributes greatly to global warming ...
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Global Forest Science - GF In the News
Climate trends, beetles point to another summer of fire (Golden BC) 2004 04.12 Climate trends, beetles point to another summer of fire 2004 04.09 Severe forest fire year forecast 2004 04.09 Forest-fire danger ... forest fires 2003 08.18 Remote possibilities grow with redwoods 2003 08.18 A summer in flames 2003 08.16 Human intervetion has made forest fires ...
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About Global Forest Watch
Scientists predict that El Nio will reoccur within the next few years, increasing the chances for more fires. "The forest fires of 1997 and 1998 were just the latest symptom of a destructive system of forest resource management carried out by the former ...
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Oxfam's Cool Planet - On the Line - tropical rain forest - deforestation - the causes
On a global scale there was twice as much tropical forest at the turn of the 20th century as ... of forest are destroyed each year, to the extent that 45 per cent of its original forest cover has disappeared. Causes of deforestation Commercial logging, clearance for agriculture, roads and railways, forest fires, mining ...
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Oxfam's Cool Planet - On the Line - deforestation of the tropical rain forest - printable version
On a global scale there was twice as much tropical forest at the turn of the 20th century as ... of forest are destroyed each year, to the extent that 45 per cent of its original forest cover has disappeared. Causes of deforestation Commercial logging, clearance for agriculture, roads and railways, forest fires, mining ...
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Yellowstone Fires
Fires Skip Navigation References Expedia: Yellowstone Fires of 1988 Gorte, R.W. 1995. Congressional Research Service Report for Congress: Forest Fires and Forest Health. Committee for the National Institute for ... Earth System Science Approach. W.H. Freeman and Company. New York, NY. National Severe Storms Laboratory Lightning Information: Questions and Answers About Lightning Wildfire: A Discovery ...
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