Forestry

FILE- This June 25, 2018 shows Faron Bryant looking over his property after wildfires swept through his neighborhood on Ridge Road in Eastpoint, Fla. Bryant's home only lost its siding, but his workshop, a truck and boat were destroyed. Adam Putnam, Florida's agriculture commissioner, said Wednesday, June 27, 2018, that a controlled burn by state contractors sparked a wildfire that destroyed 36 homes and burned more than 800 acres. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser, File)
June 27, 2018 - 11:25 pm
EASTPOINT, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials have suspended the practice of controlled burns statewide while they investigate how the forest management tool managed to destroy 36 homes in north Florida. The fire occurred Sunday in the coastal community of Eastpoint near the historic town of...
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June 20, 2018 - 1:57 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is proposing changes to sage grouse protections in six Western states by eliminating special designations for crucial habitat as well as keeping areas open for mining. The agency in documents made public Wednesday also says restrictions on water...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017 file photo, a firefighter carries a water hose to put out a fire burning along the Highway 29 near Calistoga, Calif. Downed power lines caused a dozen Northern California wildfires last fall, including two that killed a total of 15 people, California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday, June 8, 2018. The wildfires were part of a series that were the deadliest in California history. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
June 09, 2018 - 1:33 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dozen wildfires that burned thousands of homes in California's wine country and killed at least 15 people last October were started by Pacific Gas & Electric power lines and utility poles, state fire officials said. The California Department of Forestry and Fire...
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June 08, 2018 - 7:48 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Downed power lines caused a dozen Northern California wildfires last fall, including two that killed a total of 15 people, California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday. The wildfires were part of a series that were the deadliest in California history. The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2016, file photo, a wild orangutan climbs a tree in Sungai Mangkutub, Central Borneo, Indonesia. Environmentalists said Tuesday, June 5, 2018, a tropical forest that's home to critically endangered orangutans on Borneo island is being logged more than a year after Indonesia's forestry and environment ministry ordered a halt to the forest's exploitation. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
June 05, 2018 - 4:28 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Environmentalists say a tropical forest that's home to critically endangered orangutans on Borneo island is being logged more than a year after Indonesia's forestry and environment ministry ordered a halt to the forest's exploitation. Greenpeace said Tuesday its...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2017, file photo, people walks past Sinarmas Land Plaza during a car-free day at the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesia. Forest Stewardship Council, the main global group for certifying sustainable wood, has sent a come-clean ultimatum to Sinarmas, one of the world’s largest paper companies following evidence it continues to cut down tropical forests and hide activities behind corporate proxies. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
May 30, 2018 - 5:45 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The main global group for certifying sustainable wood has sent a "come clean" ultimatum to one of the world's largest paper companies and its billionaire Indonesian family owners following evidence it continues to cut down tropical forests and operate through corporate proxies. A May...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2017 file photo, people walks past Sinarmas Land Plaza during a car-free day at the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesia. Greenpeace has ended a five-year truce with one of the world's largest pulp and paper companies, accusing it of cutting down tropical forests in Indonesia during the entire time the two were cooperating on conservation. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
May 15, 2018 - 10:34 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Greenpeace has ended a five-year truce with one of the world's largest paper companies, accusing it of cutting down tropical forests in Indonesia during the entire time the two were cooperating on conservation. The announcement Wednesday, triggered by an Associated Press...
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In a Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 file photo, people take part in a protest against large-scale government logging in the Bialowieza Forest, Poland. Poland’s environment authorities say that a decision has been taken to officially stop the extensive logging in one of Europe’s oldest forests that has been declared illegal by a top European Union court. The Environment Ministry said Tuesday, May 15, 2018 that Minister Henryk Kowalczyk has ordered the 2017 permission for the increased felling of trees in the Bialowieza Forest to be lifted by the top forestry official, a move expected still this week. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
May 15, 2018 - 1:36 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's environment minister has decided to stop the extensive logging in one of Europe's oldest forests that has been declared illegal by a top European Union court, authorities said Tuesday. Environment Minister Henryk Kowalczyk has ordered the government's 2017 permission...
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April 29, 2018 - 6:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Residents in London are being told to beware the white-haired caterpillars that can cause rashes, vomiting and asthma attacks. The British Forestry Commission says caterpillars that become oak processionary moths have been spotted in and around the British capital since mid-April. The...
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April 17, 2018 - 2:00 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Forecasters warned of dangerous, life-threatening wildfire conditions in parts of the Southwest and Southern Plains on Tuesday, as a forestry official warned firefighters battling a terrifying deadly blaze in Oklahoma that it would be a "historically critical day." Gusty winds...
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