Fighting Wildfires Is Expensive, But Congress Refuses To Pay the Bill

"As Congress headed home for the Christmas break after passing a budget deal, Agriculture Department Secretary Tom Vilsack presented lawmakers with an angry ultimatum: Put up more cash if you want the U.S. Forest Service to keep putting out huge wildfires."

Source: Wash Post, 12/21/2015

"Conservation Groups Decry Slaying of Two Cambodian Forest Guardians"

"One week ago, two members of a four-person team patrolling for illegal loggers and wildlife poachers in the Preah Vihear Protected Forest in northwestern Cambodia were shot and killed in their sleep, as Mongabay reported. Six men suspected in the murders, including a soldier, were arrested early in the week, but have been charged only with illegal logging for the moment as authorities continue to sift for evidence."

Source: Dot Earth, 11/16/2015


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