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11 September 2017
Climate change is only worsening the frequency and ferocity of forest fires. Projects such as researching what makes trees more susceptible to fires, and having satellites send images of fires as they happen, in order...
7 September 2017
Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico, United States
Broadcast TV Programs
The local tribe in the Pueblo of Santa Ana in New Mexico has been working on restoring their land for some time in order to maintain the health of the ecosystem and their culture. They've since expanded through collab...
10 August 2017
Pathein, Ayeyarwady, Myanmar
Villages along the Irrawaddy River delta in Myanmar have spent years replanting mangroves in at attempt to restore their ecosystem and guard against the negative effects of climate change, but it is a labor intensive ...
Colorado Public Radio
17 July 2017
Aspen, Colorado, United States
Hikers in Conundrum Hot Springs often do not properly dispose of their human waste, burying it or leaving it in the open where it can contaminate the water or make the trails less enjoyable. "Wag bags" are bags distri...
17 June 2017
Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
Over 15 Minutes
After a wildfire in 2010 burned 15,000 acres outside Flagstaff, triggering evacuations and a fatal landslide, voters approved a $10 million bond issue to transform the local fire department and fire-prevention practic...
15 June 2017
Success, New Hampshire, United States
Under 800 Words
U-Haul and supermarket supplier C&S Wholesale Grocers are striving to help offset their wood use by increasing donations to The Conservation Fund. This partnership has led to the promotion of the conservation of the S...
7 March 2017
Los Angeles, California, United States
What do you do with 102 million dead trees, strewn across the Sierra Nevada’s forests? According to California’s Forest Service, something productive; previously left to stand in place and risk spreading fire at a muc...
19 August 2016
California, United States
Over 3000 Words
In California’s Sequoia National Park firefighters are using controlled fires as a tool to reduce the damage of wildfires as well as an instrument to protect the current species.
The Pueblo Chieftain
29 May 2016
Blanca, Colorado, United States
A new timber mill in Costilla County could majorly improve the forest health of the greater region by thinning undergrowth to reduce risk of wildfires, curbing the spread of invasive insects, and decreasing the demand...
The Taos News
29 May 2016
Taos, New Mexico, United States
Locals around Taos, New Mexico take control over forest thinning efforts as part of The Collaborative Stewardship program. Rather than import larger thinning companies to work on local forests, the program sells plots...
15 April 2016
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, United States
The overpopulation of white-tailed deer is a conservation realization and an environmental disaster for the communities that harbor them. Hastings-on-Hudson, a progressive community, has opted for a humane birth contr...
Inter Press Service News Agency
25 March 2016
Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) is a technique in which farmers protect and prune tree stumps with the goal of the trees contributing to more fertile soil. In Kenya, FMNR has helped farmers survive drought ...
27 April 2015
Ashland, Oregon, United States
Summer in the Northwest presents a great risk of wildfires. A pile burning operation, just one facet of the strategy that Oregon has enacted to conserve its forests, clears undergrowth to lessen the risk of mega-fire....
19 September 2013
Lassen Volcanic National Park, California, United States
Over 3000 Words
Between climate change and an ever increasing population, wildfires are becoming more and more of an annual challenge to mitigate, with firefighters and policy makers walking a thin edge between the need for natural b...
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