Forests

Meet the influencer of the California condor world
Meet the influencer of the California condor world
During the pandemic, a chick named Iniko became an ambassador for conservation from her redwood nest.
Religious gatekeeping in red-rock country
Religious gatekeeping in red-rock country
A resort capitalizes on a nearby Yavapai-Apache religious site despite having no meaningful relationship with the tribe.
What’s going on with the Tongass?
What’s going on with the Tongass?
Newly reinstated protections continue decades of conflict over a 17 million-acre national forest in Alaska.
What Biden’s infrastructure bill means for wildfire management
What Biden’s infrastructure bill means for wildfire management
The bill allocates $3.3 billion for firefighter raises, prescribed fire, defending communities and more.
Why fire experts are hopeful
Why fire experts are hopeful
Wildfire scientists dispel common misconceptions about forest management, detailing what needs to change and why it’s urgent.
How arson factors into California’s wildfires
How arson factors into California’s wildfires
While it may grab headlines, the actual sparks are much more complex.
How community control of housing and land can help solve the housing crisis
How community control of housing and land can help solve the housing crisis
Communities are turning to land trusts and real estate cooperatives as possible solutions.
Fuel for the electrical fire
Fuel for the electrical fire
Utility equipment sparks blazes, but climate change stokes them.
Anxiety and hope in wildfire-prone Oregon
Anxiety and hope in wildfire-prone Oregon
How might we live in the reality of our climate?
Tree DNA thwarts black market lumber
Tree DNA thwarts black market lumber
How the genetic code of flora helped catch timber thieves.
Who should pay for climate mitigation? Colorado looks to the oil industry.
Who should pay for climate mitigation? Colorado looks to the oil industry.
Lawsuits across the state accuse the energy companies of deceptive practices that escalated the climate crisis.
The ‘ecological hate speech’ developed around wildfire
The ‘ecological hate speech’ developed around wildfire
A new book examines the myths that help fuel forest management.
How to live with fire
How to live with fire
Wildfire needs new narratives. The podcast ‘Fireline’ is a start.
Facing future wildfires, a community fights for its forest
Facing future wildfires, a community fights for its forest
Conflicting visions in central Idaho force tough decisions over logging and prescribed burning.
How Suzanne Simard changed our relationship to trees
How Suzanne Simard changed our relationship to trees
In ‘Finding the Mother Tree,’ a maverick forest ecologist relates her scientific journey — one that follows in the footsteps of traditional Indigenous knowledge.
Is California’s carbon offset program actually helping the environment?
Is California’s carbon offset program actually helping the environment?
How a nonprofit cashed in on carbon credit exchanges without reducing emissions.
California orders Nestlé to stop siphoning spring water
California orders Nestlé to stop siphoning spring water
The world’s largest food and beverage company is accused of taking millions more gallons than it is entitled to.
Documenting destruction from above
Documenting destruction from above
A young photographer highlights the environmental crises facing Indigenous communities at home and abroad.
Trump administration chops logging restrictions in the Tongass National Forest
Trump administration chops logging restrictions in the Tongass National Forest
But President-elect Biden could reinstate them once in office.
Endangered martens are living on the edge in Oregon
Endangered martens are living on the edge in Oregon
A surprisingly dense and isolated population of Humboldt martens challenges assumptions about the species.
Colorado’s wildfires require a drastic and collective fix
Colorado’s wildfires require a drastic and collective fix
Climate change should be seen as a number one priority.
11 Alaska Native tribes offer new way forward on managing the Tongass
11 Alaska Native tribes offer new way forward on managing the Tongass
The proposal comes after a failed consultation process of ‘one way communication’ over the Tongass National Forest.
The lessons of Redwood Summer, thirty years later
The lessons of Redwood Summer, thirty years later
A summer of protest ultimately marked a turning point in environmental activism.
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