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This weekend, connect to the wild with John Davis of the Wildlands Network in part two of his E-ssential: Big, Wild, and Connected. Join John as he treks from the central Appalachians to the Catskill mountains on his quest to find out if it's possible to...

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The results of last month's annual Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge Bird Survey indicate that birds may colonize reforested areas much faster than experts had predicted. This year's surveyors spotted all five of the common native forest birds and...

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No, it's not in Brazil or Borneo. It's actually in the good old USA, literally and figuratively clinging to a steep slope in a drainage called Mahanaloa Gulch on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. We need to stop twiddling our thumbs and SAVE THIS FOREST NOW.

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Then: Southern California burns, 2008

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My extended family tells me they're getting a little depressed about hearing all the bad things that might happen from global warming. So I guess it's time to point out that maybe it's not as bleak as it seems. Here's the good news.

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Megafires appear to be breaking out everywhere, from Provence to Greece, Mongolia and the Russian Far East to New South Wales and San Diego.  But hectare for hectare, the most explosive fire scene on Earth belongs to Iberia, specifically Portugal and...

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If we can't trust nature to do what we want, and if we can't suppress fire, then it seems we ought to do the burning ourselves.  This in fact is what humanity has done since we...

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In 2005 the USGS published a map of large fires (burns over 100 acres) from 1980-2005. It overlays with eerie fidelity the cartography of the public estate, or in the Great Plains with mixed landscapes of extensive grazing and public lands. In brief,...

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For the last week the Idaho Statesman has run a three part series written by reporter Heath Druzin and I about the paradox of fire policy. Based on the research of Forest Service...

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