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Oak trees take center stage at a federal courthouse

An environmental group is suing to stop the U.S. Forest Service from moving forward with a project that would clear-cut 1600 acres in the Wayne National Forest, about two hours southwest of Pittsburgh.

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Researchers study how to help forests thrive in a warmer climate

Ten years ago, a parcel of forest east of Seattle was clear-cut for timber. Now researchers are using the site to learn how to restore forests so they’ll thrive in a warmer, drier future.

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How do you define an 'invasive' species?

As Toronto makes space for new transit lines, century-old trees were removed as invasive species. But as the climate changes, what that means is no longer clear cut.
Burning up: The controversial biofuel threatening BC's last inland rainforests

Burning up: The controversial biofuel threatening BC's last inland rainforests

The wood-pellet industry is booming. Will it push old-growth ecosystems to the brink?
Is clear-cutting U.S. forests good for wildlife?

Is clear-cutting U.S. forests good for wildlife?

Critics say the idea that forests should be logged to keep them young so wildlife can thrive is based on flawed science.

Vancouver Island's Fairy Creek old-growth blockade

How B.C.'s newest war in the woods shows the complex web of environmental politics

Vancouver Island's Fairy Creek blockade — which could soon become the largest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history — is representative of the complex way environmental issues could play out in the federal election. 
British Columbia, the fight for old growth
Gary Gehling

In British Columbia, the fight for old growth rages on

Many Canadians think old growth forests are protected from logging. Turns out, indigenous people and a scrappy band of activists called the Rainforest Flying Squad are all that stands between Vancouver Island's last old growth and logging companies.

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