News tagged with national forest

Huge wildfire shutters Chile national park

Chilean firefighters on Saturday tried to contain a massive wildfire that has ravaged tens of thousands of acres of pristine Patagonia and forced authorities to close a popular national park.

Dec 31, 2011
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The case of the dying aspens

Over the past 10 years, the death of forest trees due to drought and increased temperatures has been documented on all continents except Antarctica. This can in turn drive global warming by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide ...

Dec 12, 2011
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New method can aid rainforest, help loggers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Reduced-impact logging (RIL) in an Amazon rainforest generated profits while emitting a small fraction of carbon compared with total forest clearing, a University at Albany study concludes.

Nov 18, 2011
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Petrified Forest adds 26,000 acres of private land

(AP) -- The federal government is gaining control over an even larger expanse of rainbow-colored petrified wood, fossils from the dawning age of dinosaurs and petroglyphs left by American Indian tribes who once lived in ...

Sep 08, 2011
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Parts of fire-ravage Calif. forest to be restored

(AP) -- Nearly two years after an arsonist ignited what became the largest fire in Los Angeles County history, officials have launched an effort to restore tens of thousands of acres in some of the most severely charred ...

Apr 15, 2011
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