Bark Beetles and Fire: Two Forces of Nature Transforming Western Forests

The February 2012 edition of Fire Science Digest from the Joint Fire Science Program included this very interesting article titled, “Bark Beetles and Fire: Two Forces of Nature Transforming Western Forests.”  Here’s the intro to the article [emphasis added]: Bark beetles are chewing a wide swath through forests across North America. Over the past few …

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Donnelly’s Post-Environmental Law Conference Article

Since Sharon highlighted Michael Donnelly’s Pre-Public Interest Environmental Law Conference article at Couterpunch here, I figured we might as well also highlight Donnelly’s Post-Public Interest Environmental Law Conference article at Couterpunch. So here it is, “Lessons Learned at the 30th Environmental Law Conference: Of Advocates and Activists.” As you’ll see, Donnelly’s provides a link to …

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Interior- Employee Freedom to Speak to the Press

Department to allow employees more freedom to speak publicly From E&E news.. Published: Thursday, March 8, 2012 The Interior Department is close to releasing a new communications policy that would give employees more freedom to speak to reporters and publish scholarly articles. Under the new rules, employees would be able to publicly speak about departmental …

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Post Interview on Planning Rule

With an Interior West flavor.. New national forest rule to focus on restoration of damaged ecosystems Posted: 03/09/2012 01:00:00 AM MST By Bruce Finley The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_20134895/new-national-forest-rule-focus-restoration-damaged-ecosystems Obama administration officials are emphasizing restoration of degraded ecosystems as they roll out a final new rule for managing the nation’s 193 million acres of forests and …

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