Forests

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Environmentalists warn the development project could lower the aquifer that feeds springs and streams that support wildlife and recreation on the park's South Rim, pictured here. (Photo: Rich Herrmann/flickr/cc)
The U.S. Forest Service is considering approval for a mega-development on the outskirts of the majestic Grand Canyon—a project the superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park has called one of the greatest threats in the 96-year history of the park. The Stilo Development Group, based in Italy, has proposed a sprawling urban development for the...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Tropical forests have emerged as a crucial factor in the fight against climate...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
As climate talks get underway in Lima, Peru, a comprehensive study by several...

Further

Bad news on all sides on our human propensity for taking without thinking. A new study finds researchers have "grossly underestimated" the impact on the Amazon rainforest of logging and other human activity, even as California park rangers combat a surge in nightime bandits - aka "midnight burlers" - poaching the burl from old-growth redwoods to sell for furniture. The tallest trees on earth, old-growth redwoods once covered almost 2,000,000 acres of California; today, less than 5% of that...