Forestry

April 29, 2018 - 6:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Residents in London are being told to beware the white-haired caterpillars that can cause rashes, vomiting and asthma attacks. The British Forestry Commission says caterpillars that become oak processionary moths have been spotted in and around the British capital since mid-April. The...
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April 28, 2018 - 8:56 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is celebrating Arbor Day in a big way, releasing $2.2 million in grants for tree planting and community forestry projects across the state. Grants are available to municipalities, public benefit corporations, public authorities, school districts, soil and water...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, file photo, a conservationist carries a medical pack and tranquilizer rifle during a rescue operation for orangutans trapped at a swath of damaged forest near a palm oil plantation in Tripa, Aceh province, Indonesia. Greenpeace is withdrawing from Forest Stewardship Council, the main global group for certifying sustainable wood products, saying it is failing to protect natural forests from exploitation. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara, File)
March 27, 2018 - 6:27 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Greenpeace is withdrawing from the main global group for certifying sustainable wood, saying the organization it helped found more than two decades ago is failing to protect natural forests from exploitation. Greenpeace said the Forest Stewardship Council inconsistently...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, file photo, a conservationist carries a medical pack and tranquilizer rifle during a rescue operation for orangutans trapped at a swath of damaged forest near a palm oil plantation in Tripa, Aceh province, Indonesia. Greenpeace is withdrawing from Forest Stewardship Council, the main global group for certifying sustainable wood products, saying it is failing to protect natural forests from exploitation. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara, File)
March 27, 2018 - 5:34 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Greenpeace is withdrawing from the main global group for certifying sustainable wood, saying the organization it helped found more than two decades ago is failing to protect natural forests from exploitation. Greenpeace said the Forest Stewardship Council inconsistently...
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Vicki Christiansen is shown in this 2012 photo when Christiansen served as interim regional forester for Region 1, based in Missoula, Mont. Christiansen was named interim replacement chief of the U.S. Forest Service Thursday, March 8, 2018, after Chief Tony Tooke's resignation on Wednesday evening, after Tooke acknowledged that his own behavior was under investigation as the agency deals with sexual harassment and abuse incidents. (John Crepeau/The Missoulian via AP)
March 09, 2018 - 2:53 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service faces "hard truths" about harassment and retaliation in its ranks following the departure of its chief amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the agency's newly-appointed leader said Friday. Forest Service interim Chief Vicki Christiansen said in an...
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Vicki Christiansen is shown in this 2012 photo when Christiansen served as interim regional forester for Region 1, based in Missoula, Mont. Christiansen was named interim replacement chief of the U.S. Forest Service Thursday, March 8, 2018, after Chief Tony Tooke's resignation on Wednesday evening, after Tooke acknowledged that his own behavior was under investigation as the agency deals with sexual harassment and abuse incidents. (John Crepeau/The Missoulian via AP)
March 09, 2018 - 2:08 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A female wildland firefighter has been tapped by the Trump administration to steady the U.S. Forest Service as it reels from allegations of sexual misconduct and struggles to change its male-dominated culture. Vickie Christensen was appointed interim chief of the 35,000-...
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Vicki Christiansen is shown in this 2012 photo when Christiansen served as interim regional forester for Region 1, based in Missoula, Mont. Christiansen was named interim replacement chief of the U.S. Forest Service Thursday, March 8, 2018, after Chief Tony Tooke's resignation on Wednesday evening, after Tooke acknowledged that his own behavior was under investigation as the agency deals with sexual harassment and abuse incidents. (John Crepeau/The Missoulian via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 7:54 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration moved quickly Thursday to install a female wildland firefighter to lead the U.S. Forest Service after the agency's former chief stepped down amid sexual misconduct allegations. The appointment of Vickie Christiansen as interim chief...
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In this Feb. 8, 2018, photo, the world's longest-living panda triplets Meng Meng, Shuai Shuai, and Ku Ku, eat food in their compound at a zoo in Guangzhou in southern China's Guangdong province. The Bank of China pledged at least 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) on Thursday, March 8, 2018, to create a massive giant panda conservation park in southwestern Sichuan province. (Chinatopix via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 5:36 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Bank of China has pledged at least 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) to create a massive giant panda conservation park in southwestern Sichuan province, the forestry ministry said Thursday. The Sichuan branch of the central bank signed an agreement with the provincial government to...
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