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  • Fury in Germany as 120k trees in fairytale forest felled to make way for wind farm

    03/11/2024 9:58:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies ^ | 03/08/2024 | Man Parry
    Conservationists in Germany are incensed as 120,000 trees in an ancient forest have started to be felled in order to make way for a wind farm. The forest in Sababurg, Reinhardswald, which is in the central German state of Hesse, is said to be an inspiration for the Brothers Grimm mythical tales, but now it’s being destroyed to facilitate the country’s latest green energy project. The site of the tree-toppling is next to the famous Sleeping Beauty Castle, which takes its name due to its fairytale architecture and its proximity to the mystical forest. However, now the castle will be...
  • 385-Million-Year-Old Forest, World's Oldest, Discovered In US

    01/13/2024 10:06:59 PM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    NDTV - India ^ | January 13, 2024 4:26 pm IST | by Anjali Thakur
    The ancient forest displayed traces of early plants, with some believed to have existed during the time of dinosaurs. The region's cartography commenced half a decade ago, dating back to 2019. Researchers have discovered the planet's most ancient forest within a deserted quarry near Cairo, New York. Embedded in rocks dating back 385 million years, these fossils preserve the petrified roots of numerous ancient trees. This discovery signifies a pivotal moment in Earth's timeline. As trees developed these roots, they played a crucial role in extracting carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, sequestering it and triggering a significant transformation in...
  • Ohio’s ‘offensive’ national forest name may change

    09/05/2023 7:00:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/05/2023 | CARLOS MATHIS
    DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — The Wayne National Forest in Ohio could soon have a new name. Members of the American Indian Tribes and the local community are requesting the U.S. Forest Service change the name of Wayne National Forest, located in southeastern Ohio. STATE WATCH Ohio’s ‘offensive’ national forest name may change BY CARLOS MATHIS - 09/05/23 6:48 AM ET SHARE TWEET (U.S. Forest Service – Wayne National Forest) DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — The Wayne National Forest in Ohio could soon have a new name. Members of the American Indian Tribes and the local community are requesting the U.S. Forest...
  • A peek inside the fire camp at Ridge Creek (Forest Fire, Kootenai County, ID)

    08/17/2023 7:50:08 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 5 replies
    Coeur d'Alene Press (Idaho) ^ | August 17, 2023 | Josa Snow
    Setting up the Ridge Creek incident command system took a lot of resources. The fire camp is a small city that houses fire crews and the Eastern Area Incident Management Team, currently 468 people. The camp is built in about 24 hours and it will be taken down in 24 hours, with myriad adjustments in between. “We’re building new elements of the organization each and every day, and refining things,” Incident Management Team information officer Clark McCreedy said. Each crew member is fed 5,000 calories per day in three meals catered by Thunder Mountain Catering out of Boise. A mobile...
  • Turkey re-evaluates death penalty after Erdogan's wildfires comment [year old story]

    08/04/2023 8:42:17 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan
    Reuters ^ | 6/25/2022 | Azra Ceylan
    ISTANBUL, June 25 (Reuters) - Turkey will reconsider a 2004 decision to abolish capital punishment, the justice minister said on Saturday, after President Tayyip Erdogan raised the death penalty in connection with the cause of this week's wildfires. Capital punishment was struck from the constitution in the early years of Erdogan's rule. But after a suspected deliberate blaze destroyed 4,500 hectares (11,119 acres) of Aegean coastal forest, Erdogan said tougher justice was needed. Authorities have said that a suspect detained in connection with the fire has admitted to causing it. The blaze, in woodland near the resort of Marmaris, has...
  • Holy Environy: Scotland Cuts Down Forest to Make Room for Windmills

    07/20/2023 7:09:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/20/2023 | Victoria Taft
    Where would you like to begin in counting all the environies in Scotland’s effort to destroy the environment in order to save it? Scotland has been busily erecting Stonehengian-like multi-story bird terminators — wind turbines — in deferential indulgence to the Green Gods. Now we learn that in addition to killing all manner of birds of prey living in the forests, the independent-minded Scots are killing forests to erect these largest of all virtue signals. The UK Daily Telegraph reports that nearly “16 million trees have been chopped down on publicly owned land in Scotland to make way for wind...
  • Schumer wants twice as many Forest Service personnel fighting Canadian wildfires

    06/08/2023 11:06:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/08/2023 | JULIA SHAPERO
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called for twice as many Forest Service personnel to be deployed to Canada on Thursday to help fight the hundreds of wildfires fueling a smoky haze over the eastern U.S. “These unprecedented wildfires are a crisis for both Canada and the United States, so both nations must respond speedily and forcefully to contain the blazes,” Schumer said on the Senate floor. “The best way to ensure the U.S. does not suffer another wave of wildfire air pollution is to contain these fires up in Canada as soon as possible.”
  • What caused Canada's wildfires? Huge blazes that engulfed the US East Coast in smoke were sparked by 'bad forest management' as woodlands are left to turn into tinderboxes... (and this is just the start!)

    06/08/2023 1:59:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 105 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/07/23 | Harriet Alexander
    Wildfires raging across six of Canada's 13 provinces and territories have caused havoc nationwide for the last six weeks - forcing mass evacuations and burning through more than 3.3 million hectares of land, larger than the state of Maryland. With the smoke now billowing down to the East Coast of the United States, affecting 75 million Americans, the dire threat to Canada's forests has come into sharp focus. Some blame lax forest management, arguing that not enough controlled burns are being carried out thanks to campaigns by environmentalists. In 2020, four scientists wrote a paper published in Progress in Disaster...
  • Giant sinkhole with a forest inside found in China

    05/15/2022 7:27:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    Live Science ^ | Stephanie Pappas
    The sinkhole is 630 feet (192 meters) deep, according to the Xinhua news agency, deep enough to just swallow St. Louis' Gateway Arch. A team of speleologists and spelunkers rappelled into the sinkhole on Friday (May 6), discovering that there are three cave entrances in the chasm, as well as ancient trees 131 feet (40 m) tall, stretching their branches toward the sunlight that filters through the sinkhole entrance. The discovery is no surprise, Veni told Live Science, because southern China is home to karst topography, a landscape prone to dramatic sinkholes and otherworldly caves. Karst landscapes are formed primarily...
  • WA state to preserve 10,000 forest acres as carbon reserve

    04/09/2022 10:15:52 PM PDT · by MAGA2017 · 47 replies
    AP ^ | 4/9/22
    SEATTLE — Washington state has launched a new program to save 10,000 acres of forest land as a carbon reserve. The Seattle Times reports the state intends to lease the trees as carbon credits to emitters of greenhouse gases that cause global warming. The DNR is partnering with Finite Carbon, a developer and supplier of carbon offsets, which will verify the effectiveness of the offsets. Purchasers are expected to be larger corporations seeking to achieve reductions in their carbon emissions, said Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, adding that in the first 10 years of the program, the DNR hopes...
  • New Report Shows Push for Electric Cars Is Actually Killing Rainforests

    12/07/2021 5:38:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/07/2021 | Brad Slager
    It was buried during the Thanksgiving weekend, but CNN managed to commit a random act of journalism, detailing some new climate data that was found to show that the Earth warming actually began many decades earlier than stated. This revelation manages to both throw off climate modeling, as well as make the claim that mankind’s technology was the root cause of…well, everything going wrong.Joining in the fray now is NBC News, which has also surprised by delivering another inconvenient truth. A new report shows that the need for more raw nickel ore – driven by the explosive market for lithium...
  • Seattle fire deputy chief who went missing in national forest found dead after 12-day search

    11/15/2021 10:09:11 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/15/2021 | Danielle Wallace, Fox News
    A high-ranking official at the Seattle Fire Department was found dead Sunday, concluding a nearly two-week-long search after he failed to return from a hunting trip in central Washington. Seattle Deputy Fire Chief Jay Schreckengost, 56, was found dead in the mountains near Cliffdell in Kittitas County on Sunday evening, just about a half-mile from the spot where his pickup truck was parked on Nov. 2, the day he went hunting. There was no preliminary evidence of suspicious activity or foul play, according to the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office, which had led the massive search effort.
  • Trump was RIGHT! California will spend $500 MILLION this year to thin its 33 million acres of forests to lessen the chance of wildfires - after former president was laughed at in 2018 for suggesting raking the woodland floor

    06/19/2021 12:07:48 PM PDT · by DFG · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 06/19/2021 | Matt McNulty
    California is adopting former Donald Trump's plan to thin out the state's 33 million acres of forests with controlled burns and raking the woodland floor - after state officials essentially laughed off the former president's idea a few years ago. Trump had suggested in 2018 that the Golden State start sweeping its forest floors of debris that often aids in the spread of wildfires. But by Aug. 2020, at the peak of the state's wildfire season, his suggestion became an ultimatum when he withheld wildfire financial aid on the basis of California's failure to clear its forests of dead trees,...
  • Executive Order on Establishing the One Trillion Trees Interagency Council

    10/13/2020 3:40:04 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies ^ | October 13, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:Section 1. Purpose. As I declared in Executive Order 13855 of December 21, 2018 (Promoting Active Management of America’s Forests, Rangelands, and Other Federal Lands To Improve Conditions and Reduce Wildfire Risk), it is the policy of the United States to promote healthy and resilient forests, rangelands, and other Federal lands by actively managing them through partnerships with States, tribes, communities, non‑profit organizations, and the private sector.Our Nation is home to hundreds of millions of...
  • LA mayor on Trump's response to wildfires: 'This is climate change' not just about forest management

    09/14/2020 8:07:14 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    cnn ^ | 09/13/2020 | Caroline Kelly
    (CNN)Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Sunday pushed back on President Donald Trump's frequent characterization of wildfires, like those currently ravaging the West Coast, as simply a forest management issue. "It's been very clear that years of drought, as we're seeing, whether it's too much water and too much rain in parts of our country right now, or too little," Garcetti told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." "This is climate change and this is an administration that's put its head in the sand." Slamming the administration as hosting "the last vestiges of the flat Earth society of...
  • Inslee, Merkley criticize Trump for suggesting forest management to blame for wildfires

    09/14/2020 7:39:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    abcnews.go ^ | 09/13/2020 | Jack Arnholz
    As wildfires ravage the American West Coast, with more than four million acres burned and at least 33 people dead, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., slammed President Donald Trump for his comments redirecting blame for the wildfires away from climate change. "We know that climate change is making fires start easier, spread faster and intensify. And it is maddening right now that when we have this cosmic challenge to our communities, with the entire West Coast of the United States on fire, to have a president to deny that ... these are climate fires," Inslee told...
  • Source: Series of Wildfires on the West Coast may be “Coordinated and Planned” Attack

    09/10/2020 9:52:31 PM PDT · by FreedomVsControl · 72 replies
    Law Enforcement Today ^ | Sept. 10, 2020 | Amie Flanagan
    Source: Series of wildfires on the West Coast may be “coordinated and planned” attack A federal law enforcement source shared with Law Enforcement Today that the feds are looking into whether some of the cases are linked together… and warn there could be more “attacks”. “We are reacting to a coordinated series of attempts to start fires anywhere and everywhere in Oregon. Public and Private lands, incorporated and unincorporated areas. By all indications so far in the preliminary stages of these investigations there is a coordinated effort on the part of these individuals to start fires in areas that are...
  • Latest ECU Poll Shows Trump and Biden Tied in North Carolina

    08/16/2020 4:14:31 PM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 34 replies
    East Carolina U. Center for Survey Research ^ | Peter Francia and Jonathan Morris
    A little less than three months ahead of the November general election, the latest ECU poll, conducted August 12-13, shows a dead heat in the race for president among registered voters in North Carolina. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are in a tie at 47%.
  • How Misguided Environmentalism Is To Blame For California’s Wildfires

    01/14/2020 2:47:25 PM PST · by Candor7 · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 16, 2018 | Krystina Skurk
    The saddest part about these fires in California is that they are self inflicted. Californians should not allow such mismanagement to continue. I grew up in California’s Ventura County and have family in both southern and northern California. Right now, the most deadly fire in California’s history is racing across northern California. The Camp Fire has already killed at least 56 people, burned down 7,700 homes, and destroyed the entire town of Paradise. A brush fire is also wreaking havoc on southern California. The Woolsey Fire has destroyed 98,362 acres, killed two people, and damaged several Hollywood landmarks such as...
  • A story of the Forest Service and an open mine shaft.

    11/03/2019 7:02:15 AM PST · by Trteamer · 33 replies
    Trteamer | 11/3/2019 | Trteamer
    A little story of the Forest Service and an open mine shaft.. My wife and I ride ATV's up by Red Feather Lakes, CO. We were up the first week of August and stopped in to eat lunch by an old mine. We noticed that someone had taken a cutting torch and cut the big metal door off of the mine shaft, leaving it wide open for anyone to wander in. A ton of kids ride up there and it was very dangerous. So I stop in the US Forest Service District Office in Fort Collins to report it.