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Daily Archives: July 22, 2015

Business & Politics

Why investors shouldn’t abandon the Canadian housing market

Financial Post
July 21, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada

There were a few months early in 2015 when the U.S. housing market didn’t look so great. That dragged down a wide range of stocks, but the data has picked up since then, making housing an attractive opportunity for investors seeking value in the U.S. equity market. There were a few months early in 2015 when the U.S. housing market didn’t look so great. That dragged down a wide range of stocks, but the data has picked up since then, making housing an attractive opportunity for investors seeking value in the U.S. equity market. Those deals have pushed the percentage of Interfor’s revenues from the U.S. slightly above 50 per cent, whereas several of its peers still do the bulk of their business in Canada.

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Canfor Pulp Products Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results and Quarterly Dividend

Canada Newswire press release
July 21, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

VANCOUVER, – Canfor Pulp Products Inc. today reported net income of $17.7 million, or $0.25 per share, for the second quarter of 2015, compared to $28.0 million, or $0.40 per share, for the first quarter of 2015 and $18.8 million, or $0.27 per share, for the second quarter of 2014. For the six months ended June 30, 2015, the Company’s net income was $45.7 million, or $0.65 per share, compared to $44.5 million, or $0.63 per share, for the six months ended June 30, 2014.

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Enforcement of B.C. forest regulations shows record of small fines, little transparency: report

Vancouver Sun
July 22, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

The Ministry of Forests Land and Natural Resource Operations’ enforcement staff should consider attaching stiffer penalties to administrative actions against companies that violate regulations, the province’s forest-industry watchdog says. It also suggested that the Ministry of Forests publish its determinations to make them more of a deterrent. The B.C. Forest Practices Board highlighted the findings of a special investigation it conducted of the Ministry of Forests’ administrative proceedings against contraventions of legislation and regulations between 2009 and 2014, which found that fewer than 10 per cent of 146 cases saw violators receive the maximum fine. …“It is a matter of priority,” Tim Ryan said, “and if we’re serious about enforcement, then this is one of the tools that’s necessary.”

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Peter Foster: At last, a Canadian corporate hero

July 22, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada East, Canada

Two weeks ago, Todd Paglia, executive director of U.S.-based radical environmental organization ForestEthics, sent a letter of warning to Richard Garneau, CEO of Montreal-based Resolute Forest Products. …Two weeks ago, Todd Paglia, executive director of U.S.-based radical environmental organization ForestEthics, sent a letter of warning to Richard Garneau, CEO of Montreal-based Resolute Forest Products. …Rarely if ever has a corporate executive dared to call an ENGO shakedown what it is. Richard Garneau is thus almost unique among executives. …One of Garneau’s boldest moves was that lawsuit, launched two years ago, against Greenpeace, a close ally of ForestEthics.

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Spanish plywood imports have increased again

EUWID
July 22, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: International

Spanish tropical and non-tropical plywood imports have jumped again in a year-on-year comparison, rising by about 41% to 29,915 m³ in the first quarter. The Association of Spanish Timber Importers (AEIM) had previously reported growth of 29% in 2013 and 53% in 2014. The upswing in the first quarter was solely driven by higher imports of non-tropical plywood, which leapt 53.8% to 25,749 m³.

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Papua New Guinea is to host the Third APEC Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Forestry in October

Radio New Zealand
July 21, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: International

It will be the first time PNG hosts an APEC Ministerial Meeting and comes as the country prepares for hosting the major APEC leaders summit in 2018. PNG’s Minister for Forests, Douglas Tomuriesa says the meeting will provide an opportunity for PNG to chair discussion on future directions in forestry. He says forestry-related economic activity makes up a vital part of PNG’s economy and it is essential to ensure this sector remains sustainable .

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Wood, Paper & Green Building

Nominees sought for wood design awards

Northern Ontario Business
July 21, 2015
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada East, Canada

Ontario Wood WORKS! is seeking nominations for the 2015 edition of its awards program, which recognizes excellence in using wood in design. The organization, which leads a national campaign to increase the use of wood in commercial, industrial and institutional construction in North America, annually hands out awards in 12 categories.

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Timber Suppliers Send USDA Message Supporting Hardwood Checkoff

Woodworking Network
July 20, 2015
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States

The proposed Hardwood Checkoff program is receiving an overwhelmingly positive response from those in the business of growing dependable, high quality timber for the hardwood lumber industry. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has asked for public input on the Checkoff program, particularly soliciting views of those in the hardwood business. Landowner groups representing thousands of individuals and companies invested in growing hardwood trees across the country have weighed in, focusing on the desperate need to grow US markets, increase profits, and push back on competition. They see the Hardwood Checkoff as being a step towards reaching all of these goals. Here are a few excerpts:

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‘An heirloom-quality building’: Community raises Brooks barn the old-fashioned way

Bangor Daily News
July 22, 2015
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: US East, United States

BROOKS, Maine — All last winter, master timber framer Bud Menard of Jackson worked for many hours during the long, cold days — about 600 hours — to prepare and carefully fit the heavy beams, posts and braces that eventually would become the new barn for the Brooks Historical Society. … In Brooks, Menard and his crew connected the fitted and joined timbers of local pine with “mortise and tenon” joints and pegs that are hewn out of hardwood. No nails or other hardware was used in the frame or floor of the Brooks barn. “It was what you did with what you had at the time,” Bryan Menard said of the labor-intensive, hardware-light process.

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Shigeru Ban to make UK debut with timber scheme

Construction Week Online
July 21, 2015
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

Shigeru Ban has been commissioned to design an office and residential scheme on a site branded a London “eye-sore” for his debut project in the UK. Japan-based Ban was rewarded with the Pritzker Architecture Prize last year for his use of recycled cardboard tubes to rehouse disaster victims. He will work with cross laminated timber specialist Waugh Thistleton on a scheme for developer John Curran at Potters Fields, close to London’s City Hall.

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Forestry

Why we should all be tree-huggers

Infographic: More trees on your block could improve your health as much as a $20,000 increase in income
MacLeans
July 21, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada

The benefits of urban foliage have long been known: Improved air quality, reduced cooling and heating costs, and a pleasant view are just a few. And now, a paper published in Scientific Reports suggests we can add improved health to the list. Using Toronto as its subject, researchers found that people living in neighbourhoods with a higher density of trees on their streets report a significantly higher health perception and fewer cardio-metabolic conditions. In fact, the health improvements of 10 more trees on a city block were comparable to an increase in annual income of $10,000, or being seven years younger.

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Oilsands emissions, dust may have fertilizing effect on nearby forests, report says

Edmonton Journal
July 21, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

EDMONTON – A report monitoring the potential impact of the oilsands on surrounding ecosystems has found that pollutants from the oilsands may be having a positive effect on nearby forests. Ellen Macdonald, a professor of forest ecology with the University of Alberta, analyzed data collected by the Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA) and found that emissions and dust may have actually helped some forests closer to the oilsands in northern Alberta thrive. “I was surprised,” Macdonald said. “I found basically the opposite to what I expected, which is that vegetation seemed to be doing better at sites close to the oilsands than at sites farther away.”

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Opinion: First Nations seek balance between environment and economy

Vancouver Sun
July 21, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

I am a strong believer that in today’s British Columbia — in an economy that has long rested on a foundation of resource development — environmentalism must mean more than just saying no. I believe environmentalism must mean working hard to establish a higher standard. It needs to be about determining what is important, and never relinquishing those values or principles. …Wet’suwet’en people have been engaged in the resource economy for a long time through forestry activities. In my people’s territory, forestry has had more negative impact than a natural gas pipeline ever will. That is not something I say lightly. It is a conclusion based on a careful analysis of the facts.

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Forester fears for Edmonton’s boulevard trees

Edmonton Journal
July 21, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

EDMONTON -Forester Milton Davies spent an exasperating summer watching road contractors slice the roots of American elms on the boulevards throughout his neighbourhood of Queen Alexandra. Buttress roots holding up 15-metre-tall, 10-tonne trees have been cut and left bare, delicate feeder roots that sent water and nutrients up the trunk have been torn out, all to lower the sidewalk, regrade and introduce rounded curbs for the south-side mature neighbourhood. “The engineer wanted things pretty much flat and they dug out pretty much all the feeder roots for these trees,” Davies said, predicting fewer and smaller leaves, then dead spots in the trees.

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On the offensive: Feds, city team up to fight emerald ash borer

Montreal Gazette
July 21, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada East, Canada

The emerald ash borer is in town and this beetle is no summer tourist. From Beaconsfield in the west to Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve in the east, the destructive insect continues its unrelenting assault on ash trees across Montreal. Dr. Robert Lavallée, an entomologist and research scientist with the Canadian Forestry Service, is part of a joint federal and municipal effort to halt the spread of the EAB in Montreal using biological control methods, including deadly fungi-baited traps and parasitic non-stinging wasps. Two wasp-release sites have been set up in Montreal at the Botanical Gardens and Bois-de-Liesse nature park. Lavallée has inspected more than half the 200 traps he set in a handful of Montreal boroughs; to his astonishment, he recently found three traps in Ahuntsic-Cartierville containing some 600 beetles.

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Spruce budworm infestation may not materialize, scientist says

CBC News
July 21, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada East, Canada

A staff scientist at Science North isn’t sure if there will be a spruce budworm infestation next year, but says we’re due. Recent predictions of a moderate to severe infestation in northern Ontario may not materialize, Jenny Fortier said. The spruce budworm feeds on new growth on trees and can cause substantial damage — and outbreaks of the pest are cyclical. “The peak of the last outbreak was 1975, so we are at that 40 year-mark,” Fortier said. “We can predict that we are due for another outbreak.”

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Could Forest Thinning Help Ease Water Shortages in the United States?

USDA Blog
July 22, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: United States

…U.S. Forest Service researchers from the Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center and the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory tested this idea and found that the results were not so cut and dried. Their findings were recently published in a special issue* of the journal Hydrological Processes. The researchers examined how water yield could change with various levels of forest thinning based on reductions in Leaf Area Index (LAI)—the ratio of leaves per unit of ground area, which provides a measure of forest productivity and water use.

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Alert over stream buffer plan

Natural Resource Report
July 20, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

Next Thursday, July 23, the Board of Forestry will make a final decision on western Oregon stream buffers in response to small temp. changes observed following timber harvest (0.7 degrees Celsius). Although these temperature changes are insignificant, short-lived, and lack scientific proof that they harm fish, federal agencies and environmentalists are pressing for no-cut buffers five times larger than currently required. This will have significant impacts on people owning forested lands in western Oregon. As determined by the Department of Forestry, a 100 ft. no-cut buffer on all fish-bearing streams in western Oregon would have an immediate financial impact to landowners of over $700 million!

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Forest Collaboration in Northeast Washington: Mike Petersen

Evergreen Magazine
July 20, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

“I would respectfully disagree with critics who suggest that collaboration is Ouija board stuff. Between the U.S. Forest Service and major universities with programs in the environmental sciences, we have access to a wealth of tools and information that help us understand what’s happening in forests and what management alternatives are available to us. Both the Idaho Panhandle Collaborative and the Northeast Washington Forest Coalition have websites that describe our work in great detail. The Lands Council also has a site as does Evergreen. We’re all open books. Anyone who wants to know what we think or where we get our science data can pretty easily figure it out.”

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Private land logging buffers considered by Oregon forestry board

AP in The Oregonian
July 21, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

GRANTS PASS — The Oregon Board of Forestry is considering how much to increase the numbers of trees that must be left standing along small and medium streams on private timberlands to shade the water and keep it cool for salmon. A study known as RipStream has shown logging buffers on small and medium-sized streams under the Oregon Forest Practices Act don’t do enough to maintain shade, allowing water temperatures to rise more than twice the standard of 0.54 degrees set by the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission.

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Forest Plan Comments Focus on Timber Production, Wildlife Habitat

Forest officials collected public input for 70 days this spring
Flathead Beacon
July 20, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

The Flathead National Forest received over 20,000 comments for the proposed revision of its land and resource management plan, and a majority of the input focused on timber production, wildlife habitat, access, recreation and recommended wilderness, according to the agency. Forest officials collected public input for 70 days this spring on the makeover of its broad management strategy for the Flathead National Forest, which spans 2.4 million acres across Northwest Montana. The agency also collected input on the proposal to amend the forest plans in the Helena, Kootenai, Lewis and Clark and Lolo national forest to integrate a grizzly bear conservation strategy.

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Puzzled by opposition to forest bill

Helena Independent Record
July 21, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

Reading the guest column on Sunday July 12 by several groups that believe the forest bill that passed the House is really not all that great, several questions came to mind about this. First, just how many organizations are out there trying to tell the government how to run the forest? Why are there so many? Now to answer the first question—I have no idea. But there were more than two that signed on to this guest column. And if each state has two or more then there is well over a hundred. I believe there are more than two in Montana. How many? Not sure, but a lot of them.

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Controlled burns increase invasive grass in hardwood forests

EurekAlert!
July 21, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: US East, United States

URBANA, Ill. – Controlled burning is widely used to maintain biodiversity and enhance regeneration of important deciduous tree species such as oak and hickory, but a recent University of Illinois study found that this practice also increases the growth of an aggressive species of invasive grass. Microstegium vimineum (also called Japanese stiltgrass or Nepalese browntop) is an abundant non-native grass in southern Illinois where the study was conducted.

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Forestry workers in SA south-east will be offered OneFortyOne Plantations jobs

ABC Australia
July 22, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: International

An overhaul of ForestrySA operations could see more than half the current workforce in South Australia privatised. Workers in the state’s south-east were today told OneFortyOne Plantations would assume full management of plantation forestry assets. South Australian Forests Minister Leon Bignell travelled to Mount Gambier to tell more than 70 workers the news. He said about 60 staff would be offered new employment deals with the company and it should achieve greater job certainty.

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Forest Fires

Aggressive West Kelowna wildfire quadruples in size

There have been almost 1,200 wildfires this season in B.C. and there are currently 216 burning, 15 of which are considered major fires
Vancouver Sun
July 22, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

An aggressive fire burning near a rural subdivision in the West Kelowna area that quadrupled in size overnight Monday is spreading rapidly, having already displaced scores of residents from their homes.  Bucketing helicopters, skimmers and air tankers are working to fight the blaze, which forced the evacuation of people from about 70 homes between the 3900-block of Westside Road to, but not including, La Casa Lakeside Cottage Resort. Many of those not directly threatened by the fire are leaving the area because of smoke, ash and power outages.

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Sask. Opposition leader Cam Broten calls for inquiry on forest fire response

Cam Broten says many questions linger on province’s policies, actions
CBC News
July 21, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

Saskatchewan’s Opposition leader Cam Broten is calling for an inquiry into the government’s handling of this year’s crisis-level outbreak of forest fires. “When we have fires merging together and forming such huge fires that threaten communities in a big way, we have to ask the questions,” said Broten. “What actions could have or should have taken place?” Broten said he has heard a lot of frustration from northerners about cuts to forest firefighting services and a lack of collaboration with First Nations and northern leaders.

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B.C. fires: More than 100 new wildfires in 24 hours

Lightning, heat and high winds combine to create challenging conditions for firefighters
CBC News
July 21, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

In just 24 hours, 115 new wildfires have flared up across B.C. — most of them in the Kamloops area and the southeast part of the province. “Lightning was a huge driver of increased fire activity yesterday and that would be from the lightning activity we saw Sunday night,” said Ryan Turcot of the B.C. Wildfire Service. Nine communities are under evacuation alerts or orders, according to the wildfire service. Kelsey Winter, also with B.C. Wildfire Service, said crews are monitoring erratic winds expected to hit the region later today.

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WILDFIRE WATCH: Updates from across B.C.

BC Local News in The PR Northern View
July 21, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

Lightning storms ignited 115 new wildfires on Monday and another 25 have started so far today, putting initial attack crews under pressure to contain them and protect homes. A total of 1,275 fires have been started across B.C. since April, consuming 294,000 hectares and $136 million in firefighting costs. (See interactive chart of fire statistics below.) Those totals are nearly twice as bad as the fire season statistics for this time last year. At this point in July of 2014, 647 fires had started, burning 172,000 hectares at a cost of $76 million.

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Evacuees flee Bolean Lake blaze

Vernon Morning Star
July 22, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

The owner of a Falkland area resort is trying to remain optimistic despite a raging wildfire. Sandra Martens and four guests were forced to evacuate from the Bolean Lake Lodge as a lightning-caused fire gained strength Monday night. “I saw the cutblock at the end of my lake go poof,” said Martens, who is now staying at a Falkland motel. “The wind was just unbelievable.” Martens isn’t sure when she may return home or what may remain when she gets there. “I hope it’s not ash,” she said. Beyond the evacuation order, there was an alert for 24 properties on the Chase-Falkland Road Tuesday afternoon. It covers north of Falkland to the Arthur Creek Forest Service Road and east to Bolean Lake.

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Three new forest fires in Northeast region

Northern Life
July 21, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada East, Canada

There were three new fires the evening of July 21 in the Northeast Region including two in the Sudbury District and one in the Bancroft District. Sudbury 35 was a 0.1 hectare fire, located about 39 kilometers west southwest of Sudbury. It was responded to by the Sudbury Municipal Fire Department and a FireRanger crew investigated. It is now out. Sudbury Fire 36, located about 51 kilometers northwest of Sudbury is 0.1 hectares in size and listed as not under control. Bancroft Fire 09, located on a portage route off of Midway Lake is listed as not under control at 0.1 hectares in size.

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The New Approach to Fighting Wildfires

Slate
July 20, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States

Fire season has so far mostly meant Alaska, which has racked up 1.8 million burned acres and counting. But fires are also moving down the West Coast, with a record burn on the Olympic Peninsula and houses again burning in central Washington. Flames are moving into drought-blasted California a couple of months early. The Forest Service estimates it will need an additional $800 million to $1.7 billion to pay for the season’s expected costs. But wildfire statistics are a poor proxy for what is happening. Last year Florida prescribe-burned 2.5 million acres—two-thirds as much acreage as burned by wildfire throughout the country.

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Oregon Wildfires and Forest Fires News and Updates

The Oregonian
July 21, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States, US West

Oregon Wildfires and Forest Fires News and Updates

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Wildfire closes popular Glacier Park roadway

AP in The Missoulian
July 22, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States, US West

HELENA, Mont. — Wildfires in Montana have forced the closure of Glacier National Park’s most popular roadway and prompted the evacuation of homes in the central part of the state. Drought conditions mixed with lightning passing through the area on Tuesday have increased the fire threat in western Montana. National Park Service officials closed the entire eastern side of the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road because of a wildfire near Grizzly Point about 6 miles east of Logan Pass.

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Steep Timber Terrain Fuels Wildfire Near Walla Walla

Oregon Public Broadcasting
July 21, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States, US West

The Blue Creek wildfire 10 miles east of Walla Walla, Washington, has grown to 4,200 acres and is growing to the southeast. Fire management spokesperson Sarah Foster says part of the battle is the terrain. “Very steep country and a lot of drainages where you’ve got timber and other vegetation in the bottoms and then really really steep hills that have a lot of fuel on them,” she said. “So fire moves uphill very quickly and then it’ll go back down the other side then move quickly up the next drainage. So that’s one of the biggest challenges we have is trying to find those spots.

State of Emergency Declared for Walla Walla Wildfire from AP in The Oregon Public Broadcasting

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Idaho eyes closing some state forest lands amid fire danger

AP in the the Deseret News
July 21, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States, US West

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter says closing public access to some state forest lands amid wildfire concerns by private timberland owners is an option that has to be considered due to extreme fire danger this year. Consultant Jim Riley on Tuesday told Otter and other members of the Idaho Land Board that a million acres of private land has been closed this year to the public due to potential wildfire. Riley says the private owners are concerned about human-caused fires starting on state land and spreading to neighboring timber stands.

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1,000-acre wildfire closes most of Going-to-the-Sun Road

The Missoulian
July 22, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States, US West

ST. MARY – Tourists and workers in Glacier National Park were scurrying to find places to stay Tuesday night as a rapidly growing wildfire shut down most of the park’s iconic Going-to-the-Sun Road, and the motel and campground at Rising Sun were evacuated. The Reynolds Creek wildland fire, originally estimated at two acres, was said to have grown to between 800-1,000 acres by 9:30 p.m. Going-to-the-Sun was closed on the east side between the St. Mary entrance and Avalanche Creek on the park’s west side, Glacier spokeswoman Denise Germann said.

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U.S. Forest Service, San Diego County At Odds Over Air Tankers

KPBS.org
July 21, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States, US West

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to get the White House to resolve a dispute between the county and U.S. Forest Service over landing air tankers at the Ramona Airport to aid in firefighting efforts. The next-generation aerial tankers are based in San Bernardino, where they land and reload with 3,000 gallons of fire retardant to aid with firefighting efforts across Southern California. Supervisor Dianne Jacob and Chairman Bill Horn will appeal to President Barack Obama’s administration to allow at least one of the Forest Service’s 22 aircraft to operate out of Ramona during San Diego County’s wildfire season.

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Huge blaze threatens village in southern Croatia

Reuters
July 21, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: International

Several dozen residents were evacuated from a village in southern Croatia on Tuesday as firefighters struggled to keep a raging forest fire away from houses, state television HRT reported. It said a huge blaze had surrounded the village of Trstenik on the southern Peljesac peninsula, one of Croatia’s most famous wine-growing regions, during the night. A fire line more than two kilometers (1.2 miles) long was still devouring a thick pine forest and vineyards on Tuesday morning, the television said. “We are fighting for the houses, it’s touch and go, people have been evacuated,” firefighter Petar Rasic told HRT.

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Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy

Arnold Schwarzenegger: climate change is not science fiction

July 22, 2015
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: International

Arnold Schwarzenegger has been chosen by the French government to join Nobel prizewinners, philosophers, UN secretary generals, spiritual leaders and theologians to make the moral case for the world to act urgently on climate change. Talking at the world’s first summit of conscience for the climate on Tuesday – ahead of the crucial UN climate change meeting in the city in December – the Terminator star and former California governor declared the science debate over, saying planetary catastrophe could only be avoided with ethical action: “I’ve starred in a lot of science fiction movies and, let me tell you something, climate change is not science fiction, this is a battle in the real world, it is impacting us right now.

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New study shows mangroves may protect against sea level rise

New Zealand Scoop
July 21, 2015
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: International

New study shows mangroves may protect against sea level rise New research shows mangrove forests could play a crucial role in protecting coastal areas from sea level rise caused by climate change. New research shows mangrove forests could play a crucial role in protecting coastal areas from sea level rise caused by climate change. A joint study between Associate Professor Giovanni Coco from the University of Auckland’s School of Environment and colleagues at the Universities of Southampton (Dr Barend van Maanen) and Waikato (Dr Karin Bryan), used leading-edge mathematical simulations to study how mangrove forests respond to elevated sea levels.

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