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Ed Rendell's Plot to Pillage Pennsylvania's Forests, Consequences be Damnednew

Ed Rendell's office confirmed to City Paper that Rendell intends to lease more land for drilling this year — some $120 million worth of it. The governor has the authority to do so, with or without the legislature; he could act in a matter of months, if not sooner.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Isaiah Thompson  |  02-23-2010  |  Politics

The Harshest Cut: Brutal Devastation of Clear-Cutting in the Sierra Continuesnew

A decade ago, logging and forestry practices in the Sierra were big news. Media reports, protests, and legislative action focused on Sierra Pacific Industries' practice of slicing through entire large tracts of land, hacking down every tree, bush, and seedling and leaving nothing but devastation behind. But most of the news media have long since moved on to other issues -- and the clear-cutting continues.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Cecile Lepage  |  09-10-2009  |  Environment

Logging Companies Look to Flip Forests in British Columbianew

Despite the province's climate-change policy and a social contract with the public to maintain properties as forests, more and more logging corporations are hoping to convert private forestlands into real estate.
The Georgia Straight  |  Carlito Pablo  |  07-28-2008  |  Environment

Global Mushroom Culture Hits Idaho Forestnew

An unusually fecund mushrooming season has filled the Idaho forest with an international rainbow gathering of commercial morel pickers who step slowly through the trees filling buckets with the valuable commodity.
Boise Weekly  |  Nathaniel Hoffman  |  06-27-2008  |  Environment

Top 10 Environmental Stories of 2004new

In 2004, wolves in Alaska were decimated by aerial hunting, and the last Po’ouli bird in Hawaii died.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Defenders of Wildlife  |  01-04-2005  |  Environment

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