Latest Forests News

Fire plan would cut 2.4 million New Jersey Pinelands trees

Nov. 25, 2022 13:08 PM EST

BASS RIVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Up to 2.4 million trees would be cut down as part of a project to prevent major wildfires in a federally protected New Jersey forest heralded as a unique environmental treasure. New Jersey environmental officials say the plan to kill trees in a...

What you’ll find at the new Santa’s Enchanted Forest

Nov. 24, 2022 03:11 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Though the Thanksgiving turkey isn’t thawed yet and the last hurricane only recently departed the premises, the holiday season is officially here in Miami. Santa’s Enchanted Forest is now open for its 39th year, iconic entrance and all. The...

Tribe continues fight against proposed Arizona copper mine

Nov. 17, 2022 17:06 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the state Department of Environmental Quality illegally issued a Clean Water Act permit for the proposed Resolution Copper Mine, which is being opposed by the San Carlos Apache Tribe. The decision overturns a Maricopa...

At climate summit, Brazil's Lula promises new day for Amazon

Nov. 16, 2022 17:56 PM EST

SHARM el-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Six weeks before taking power, Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Wednesday told cheering crowds at the U.N. climate conference that he would crack down on illegal deforestation in the Amazon, revive relationships with countries that finance...

US, Trout Unlimited eye stream restoration on forest lands

Nov. 16, 2022 14:19 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials on Wednesday announced a five-year, $40 million agreement with the conservation group Trout Unlimited to improve watersheds on national forests and grasslands that contain key habitat for trout and salmon. The U.S. Forest Service said Wednesday...

Fight over aid for climate losses divides UN talks

Nov. 16, 2022 11:59 AM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — With an end-of-the-week deadline rushing at them faster than agreements are coming out of them, negotiators at the U.N. climate summit were in a difficult spot Wednesday. Talks in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh got off to a plodding start and...

As climate change progresses, trees in cities struggle

Nov. 16, 2022 02:02 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — As the driest summer in Seattle’s record books ended, trees across the city were sounding silent alarms. It was the latest in a string of Seattle summers in the last decade, including a record-breaking heat dome in 2021, to feature drier conditions and hotter...

Forest Service to resume cleanup of abandoned Arizona mines

Nov. 14, 2022 13:23 PM EST

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is getting ready to resume construction work associated with the cleanup of six abandoned mines on the Verde Ranger District of the Prescott National Forest. The Black Hawk Mine, Golden Idol Mine, Black Hawk, Bunker Mine, Logan Mine...

Little Bluestone River tract protected, made accessible

Nov. 13, 2022 14:29 PM EST

JUMPING BRANCH, W.Va. (AP) — A section of the Little Bluestone River and the steep, forested hills that rise from its rocky shores near its confluence with the Bluestone National Scenic River are being protected and made accessible to the public. Little Bluestone Community Forest...

Brazil will be climate leader, says ex-minister Marina Silva

Nov. 12, 2022 14:00 PM EST

SHARM el-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Marina Silva, a former environmental minister and potential candidate for the job again, on Saturday brought a message to the U.N. climate summit: Brazil is back when it comes to protecting the Amazon rainforest, the largest in the world and crucial to limiting...