Aerial Fire Retardant Is Like Avastin

Today the FDA withdrew its approval for Avastin’s use as a breast cancer treatment. The FDA’s decision was based on large-scale clinical trials that failed to show Avastin improves life expectancies or controls tumor size. The lack of any statistically significant positive benefits combined with serious side effects, such as high blood pressure and hemorrhaging, …

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House and Senate Unite Under Legislation To Protect America’s Wild and Pristine Roadless Forests

From ENews Park Forest Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–November 17, 2011.  On the heels of a landmark Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule, a broad group of senators and representatives introduced legislation today to make sure the administrative rule remains the law of the land—locking in protections for 58.5 million acres …

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Chief on New Planning Rule

For those of you who don’t want to look at the whole hearing..from GardenNews.biz here. US Forest Service Chief Testifies On New Direction For Forest Planning WASHINGTON, – U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell testified before Congress on the strengths and efficiencies of the agency’s draft new Planning Rule that, when finalized, will provide a …

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New policy lets ski resorts add warm-weather activities to Forest Service land

Speaking of titles, the one in the Denver Post print edition this AM was “Toys of Summer.” Definitely more evocative than the one here on the web. What is appropriate recreation on public lands used by ski resorts? Skiing, snowboarding and skate skiing? Of course. How about zipping through the forest canopy on a suspended …

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Pine Beetles in the Black Hills

For those who need a break from Colorado pine beetle stories..Note that this story is the sixth article in an eight week series in the Black Hills Pioneer. Remember that the Hills are full of ponderosa pine, a different beast in terms of pine beetles than the lodgepole in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. Forest Service …

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