Nine people are presumed dead in the crash of a helicopter fighting wildfire in Northern California.
"Real, visible and consequential ecological catastrophes are playing out all around us."
"Wander into the woods in most places in the eastern United States and you’re likely to come across a towering trunk with sandy-colored, diamond-shaped ridges rising to bare forking branches and little holes peppering the bark, signaling where small, green beetles have crawled out and flown away after doing their dirty work. This decaying monument is — or rather, was — an ash tree. Its kind will not be back in your lifetime, perhaps ever.
"Why Carbon Credits For Forest Preservation May Be Worse Than Nothing"
"Worms are wriggling into Earth’s northernmost forests, creating major unknowns for climate-change models."
"The federal Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday renewed mineral rights leases for a proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, a project that environmentalists fear would spoil the pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area."
The Society of Environmental Journalists’ annual conference in Colorado this fall will bring attendees to a state rich in contrasts and storytelling fodder. At the same time, SEJ itself is readying for seismic shifts. SEJ President Bobby Magill shares firsthand knowledge of the Square State, plus a look into changes for the organization, in his latest quarterly report.
"With spring in full bloom, winter's last stores of snow are beginning to melt. As they do, they'll release much-needed fresh water into streams or the surrounding soil, fueling plant growth and replenishing drinking resources for communities."
The death of trees, caused by climate change, has turned Canada's vast boreal forest from a carbon sink into a carbon source.
"Environmentalists in Alaska filed a lawsuit on Tuesday seeking to block a Trump administration plan to open vast swaths of the nation’s largest national forest to logging, nearly a third of it in old-growth timber."