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Jul 31, 2012 at 5:00 AM
The chronic drought that hit western North America from 2000 to 2004 left dying forests and depleted river basins in its wake and was the strongest in 800 years, scientists have concluded, but they say those conditions will become the “new normal”...
Jul 26, 2012 at 6:00 AM
The northern spotted owl, a threatened species in the Pacific Northwest, would actually benefit in the long run from active management of the forest lands that form its primary habitat and are increasingly vulnerable to stand-replacing fire,...
Apr 6, 2012 at 7:43 AM
Offshore drilling fees are financing the purchase of $41.6 million worth of new national forest lands in 15 states.
Dec 21, 2011 at 5:00 AM
Forest thinning to help prevent or reduce severe wildfire will release more carbon to the atmosphere than any amount saved by successful fire prevention, a new study concludes.
Jul 23, 2011 at 10:05 AM
When forest harvest levels fell 82 percent on public forest lands in the years after passage of the Northwest Forest Plan, forests became a significant carbon “sink” for the first time in decades.
Jul 15, 2011 at 5:00 AM
"The collapse of these ecosystems has reached a point where this doesn’t just affect wolves or aspen trees,” an Oregon State professor said. “These predators and processes ultimately protect humans. This isn’t just about them, it’s about us.”
Jul 14, 2011 at 1:42 PM
CORVALLIS,Ore. – The enormous decline of large, apex predators ranging from wolves to lions, sharks and sea otters may represent the most powerful impacts humans have ever had on Earth’s ecosystems, a group of 24 researchers concluded Thursday in a...
Apr 14, 2011 at 10:11 AM
Forests in the lower 48 states can sequester up to 40 percent of the nation’s fossil fuel carbon emissions, a larger amount than previously estimated – unless a drought or other major disturbance occurs.
Nov 22, 2010 at 1:05 PM
The Obama administration is imposing new rules to protect drinking water and track the amount of carbon dioxide stored underground by "clean coal" technology.
Mar 31, 2010 at 8:22 AM
President Barack Obama says he's expanding offshore oil drilling along the Atlantic coast, arguing that America must break its dependency on foreign oil and rely more on "homegrown fuels and clean energy."
Mar 25, 2010 at 12:19 PM
Oregon's Willamette National Forest ranks No. 1 in the nation in locking away the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. That should be worth something.
Sep 23, 2009 at 9:19 AM
The president, who is set to host the G-20 economic summit opening Thursday in Pittsburgh, will propose a gradual elimination, with the time frame to be determined, according to White House officials.
Jan 5, 2009 at 6:15 PM
Concept is standing timber absorbs CO2--and there's a value to that
Dec 8, 2008 at 4:45 PM
Governor Ted Kulongoski today asked the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) not to adopt its proposed forest management plan, commonly known as the Western Oregon Plan Revision, and to open the plan for an additional public comment period.