Forestry

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, file photo, a conservationist carries a medical pack and tranquilizer rifle during a rescue operation for orangutans trapped at a swath of damaged forest near a palm oil plantation in Tripa, Aceh province, Indonesia. Greenpeace is withdrawing from Forest Stewardship Council, the main global group for certifying sustainable wood products, saying it is failing to protect natural forests from exploitation. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara, File)
March 27, 2018 - 5:34 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Greenpeace is withdrawing from the main global group for certifying sustainable wood, saying the organization it helped found more than two decades ago is failing to protect natural forests from exploitation. Greenpeace said the Forest Stewardship Council inconsistently...
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Vicki Christiansen is shown in this 2012 photo when Christiansen served as interim regional forester for Region 1, based in Missoula, Mont. Christiansen was named interim replacement chief of the U.S. Forest Service Thursday, March 8, 2018, after Chief Tony Tooke's resignation on Wednesday evening, after Tooke acknowledged that his own behavior was under investigation as the agency deals with sexual harassment and abuse incidents. (John Crepeau/The Missoulian via AP)
March 09, 2018 - 3:18 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service faces "hard truths" about harassment and retaliation in its ranks following the departure of its chief amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the agency's newly-appointed leader said Friday. Forest Service interim Chief Vicki Christiansen said in an...
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March 09, 2018 - 4:06 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities foiled the shipment of 21 containers of prized ironwood from Papua, highlighting what environmentalists say is a rampant illegal trade in the country's easternmost region. The Forestry and Environment Ministry's law enforcement agency said the wood...
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Vicki Christiansen is shown in this 2012 photo when Christiansen served as interim regional forester for Region 1, based in Missoula, Mont. Christiansen was named interim replacement chief of the U.S. Forest Service Thursday, March 8, 2018, after Chief Tony Tooke's resignation on Wednesday evening, after Tooke acknowledged that his own behavior was under investigation as the agency deals with sexual harassment and abuse incidents. (John Crepeau/The Missoulian via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 7:54 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration moved quickly Thursday to install a female wildland firefighter to lead the U.S. Forest Service after the agency's former chief stepped down amid sexual misconduct allegations. The appointment of Vickie Christiansen as interim chief...
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In this Feb. 8, 2018, photo, the world's longest-living panda triplets Meng Meng, Shuai Shuai, and Ku Ku, eat food in their compound at a zoo in Guangzhou in southern China's Guangdong province. The Bank of China pledged at least 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) on Thursday, March 8, 2018, to create a massive giant panda conservation park in southwestern Sichuan province. (Chinatopix via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 5:36 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Bank of China has pledged at least 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) to create a massive giant panda conservation park in southwestern Sichuan province, the forestry ministry said Thursday. The Sichuan branch of the central bank signed an agreement with the provincial government to...
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In a Sept. 15, 2016 photo provided by the University of Maine, Gaetan Pelletier of the Northern Hardwoods Research Institute describes diseased beech problem to members of the University of Maine Cooperative Forestry Research Unit in a stand of diseased beech in Aroostook, County. The tell-tale signs of beech bark disease are seen in the pock marked bark in this photo. Scientists say beech trees are beginning to dominate Northeastern forests in the era of climate change, and they are susceptible to diseases. (Brian E. Roth/University of Maine via AP)
February 25, 2018 - 12:04 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Beech trees are dominating the woodlands of the northeastern United States as the climate changes, and that could be bad news for the forests and people who work in them, according to a group of scientists. The scientists say the move toward beech-heavy forests is associated...
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California Gov. Jerry Brown waves as he receives applause from Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, left, and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, of Los Angeles before giving his annual State of the State speech before a joint session of the Legislature, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Brown delivered his 16th and final address as governor, having served two terms starting in 1975 and returning for two more in 2011. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
January 25, 2018 - 5:23 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown celebrated California's economic and environmental progress while issuing a dire warning about dangers from climate change and the threat of nuclear war during his final State of the State address Thursday after four terms leading the nation's most...
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January 10, 2018 - 8:24 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian forestry officials have released footage of a wolf pack caught on surveillance camera in central Romania. The rare sighting of six wolves walking in a line in snowy forest in the Piatra Craiului National Park was filmed recently by forestry authorities. Forestry...
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In this June 12, 2017 photo, a villager stands with his bicycle on land they fear will be affected by Asia Pulp & Paper expansion in West Bangka, Indonesia. The pulp and paper company part of the Indonesian conglomerate Sinarmas denies it controls a little-known plantation company it wants as a supplier but an Associated Press investigation reveals the paper giant has had close ties to the company, as it does with more than two dozen other suppliers it characterizes as independent. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
December 20, 2017 - 10:39 pm
AIR MENDUYUNG, Indonesia (AP) — Less than five years after it pledged to end dozens of disputes over land and gain local consent for new plantations in Indonesia, one of the world's largest paper companies is backsliding on those vows. At issue: its dealings with a supplier that has been a butt of...
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In this Oct. 1, 2017 photo, people walks past Sinarmas Land Plaza during a car-free day at the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesia. Despite its denials, Sinarmas, one of the world's biggest paper producers, has extensive behind-the-scenes ties and significant influence over wood suppliers linked to fires and deforestation that have degraded Indonesia's stunning natural environment. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
December 20, 2017 - 10:20 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Despite its denials, one of the world's biggest paper producers has extensive behind-the-scenes ties and significant influence over wood suppliers linked to fires and deforestation that have degraded Indonesia's stunning natural environment, The Associated Press has found...
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