Forests

Biden USFS To Propose Road Ban On Much Of Alaska Tongass National Forest

"For two decades, Republicans and Democrats have fought over whether to ban roads on more than 9 million acres of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. Now, the Biden administration aims to settle the question once and for all."

Source: Washington Post, 11/19/2021

"The Pacific Northwest Is in the Midst of a ‘Cascading Hazard’"

"Things are a deadly, dangerous mess in the Pacific Northwest right now. An atmospheric river dumped rain across the region over the weekend, prompting widespread flooding and mudslides. Much of the damage occurred in places still trying to recover from a devastating wildfire season this summer, showing how climate change can compound disasters."

Source: Earther, 11/17/2021

"COP26: Surging Wood Pellet Industry Threatens Climate, Say Experts"

"A carbon accounting loophole in global climate change policy classifies burning woody biomass for energy as “carbon neutral,” and is accepted by the U.N. and many of the world’s nations. But scientists have proven otherwise, even as the forestry industry gets massive subsidies to produce millions of tons of wood pellets annually."

Source: Mongabay, 11/11/2021

"‘Faulty’ Science Used By Trump Appointees To Cut Owl Habitat"

"Political appointees in the Trump administration relied on faulty science to justify stripping habitat protections for the imperiled northern spotted owl, U.S. wildlife officials said Tuesday as they struck down a rule that would have opened millions of acres of West Coast forest to potential logging."

Source: AP, 11/10/2021

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