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Right-Wing Fire Analysis

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On August 7, 2022
Thanks to right-wing extremism, anything in the world can now be part of the culture war. That very much includes wildfire. This article about how people in rural northern California see wildfire is pretty wild. Anyone with any sense knows that the biggest issues in the growth of wildfire are a) climate change, b) way, […]
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Tree DNA

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On November 12, 2021
Given my love of forests and my outrage at the crimes that people easily commit within them, I am very happy to see this: In the spring and summer of 2018, a crew of poachers had been chopping down trees by night in the Olympic National Forest in Washington State, federal prosecutors said. On Aug. […]
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The Charcoal Supply Chain

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On May 11, 2021
The weather is getting warm and people are grilling. It goes without saying that charcoal is a great way to cook. I’m not going to get into the debate over whether charcoal is that much better than gas, but let’s just say there’s a very long history of charcoal grilling. It still is the primary […]

The Lumber Boom

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On May 7, 2021

The desire of people to redo their homes in the face of being inside for a year has led to an unprecedented lumber boom. Prices have, in turn, skyrocketed. For years, the price of 1,000 board feet of

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Can the Chestnut Return?

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On March 9, 2021
Perhaps the greatest ecological in American history in terms of impact on an entire ecosystem is the decline of the American chestnut, which disappeared from forests in the early 20th century due to a blight imported into the nation. The tree is not extinct because the blight doesn’t kick in until the chestnut lives long […]

George Atiyeh

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On September 16, 2020

One of the great environmentalist heroes of recent decades is George Atiyeh. Nephew of the last Republican governor of Oregon Vic Atiyeh, this former logger bucked the industry and made a life crusade

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