Tag: Forest Service

Will the Coronavirus Make the West More Vulnerable to Wildfires?

The last thing we need right now is another risk to worry about. But across much of the American West, wildfires should be a big concern as summer approaches. This is especially true in Northern California, where the winter of 2019-20 was exceptionally dry and has set the stage for a potentially frightening wildfire season. […]

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Wildfires in Florida Panhandle Force Hundreds to Evacuate

Hundreds of people were told to evacuate their homes on Thursday as wildfires swept through several counties in the Florida Panhandle, the authorities said. The largest wildfire stretched across 2,000 acres in Santa Rosa County, in the northwestern part of the state, the authorities said. The fire broke out on Monday afternoon, grew as it […]

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5 Caribbean Islands Where You Can Go Beyond the Beach

Think of the Caribbean, and a certain image comes to mind: an unblemished white-sand beach, lapped by clear turquoise waters. And there’s little doubt that many of the millions of visitors who come to the region annually do so to simply sit at the beach with sunscreen, a must-read novel and perhaps a rum-based drink […]

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Supreme Court Seems Ready to Back Pipeline Across Appalachian Trail

A challenge from environmental groups to an $8 billion natural gas pipeline that would cross the Appalachian Trail seemed to falter at the Supreme Court on Monday, with even some of the court’s more liberal members expressing skepticism about the breadth of the groups’ legal theory. The case concerns the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which would […]

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Will the Appalachian Trail Stop an $8 Billion Pipeline?

BIG IVY, N.C. — I live in Appalachia, and on Sunday mornings I hike the Appalachian Trail across the mountains I call home. It is my church. I drink from its springs and rest in the shade of its ancient forests. For decades, the trail has been my refuge. I have run for miles through […]

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