Forests

"Great Smoky Mountains Fires Leave Three Dead, 'Scene Of Destruction'"

"Local officials said on Tuesday that 'the worst is over' for two small Tennessee resort towns in the Great Smoky Mountains where wildfires killed three people, destroyed or damaged more than 100 homes, forced thousands to flee and threatened country music star Dolly Parton's theme park, Dollywood."

Source: Reuters, 11/30/2016

Watch List for Trump Federal Agency Appointments

Sarah Palin for Interior secretary? Her name is among those being mentioned for top environment and energy posts in the incoming Trump administration. To help you cover the shaping of the new cabinet, the latest TipSheet runs down better-known and lesser-known candidates being floated for EPA, Interior, Energy and Agriculture department chiefs. 

Will Midnight Monuments Be Coming in Obama’s Final Days?

The Obama administration has already used the century-old Antiquities Act to protect public lands more often than any president perhaps since FDR. Will the outgoing White House make additional controversial last-minute designations? Here are at least five possible locales to watch, in our newest TipSheet. Image: © Clipart.com

February 28, 2017

DEADLINE: John M. Collier Award

Sponsored by the Forest History Society, the Award annually recognizes the author of the best article or series of articles on forest and conservation history. Open to any newspaper or general circulation magazine; professional or freelance journalist in North America; print or online. $1,000 prize +. Deadline: Feb 28, 2017.

"Ghost Forests: How Rising Seas Are Killing Southern U.S. Woodlands"

"A steady increase in sea levels is pushing saltwater into U.S. wetlands, killing trees from Florida to as far north as New Jersey. But with sea level projected to rise by as much as six feet this century, the destruction of coastal forests is expected to become a worsening problem worldwide."

Source: YaleE360, 11/02/2016

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