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NASA: Tropical Forests Key to Fighting Greenhouse Gases

NASA: Tropical Forests Key to Fighting Greenhouse Gases

Published on Sunday, January 04, 2015 by Common Dreams by Nadia Prupis, staff writer Tropical forests have emerged as a crucial factor in the fight against climate change, according to a new NASA-led study published Friday which finds that they are absorbing carbon dioxide at a far higher rate than previously thought. As atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases have […]

Activists Shut Down Seneca Jones Biomass Plant

EUGENE, OR—Scores of activists with Cascadia Forest Defenders and Earth First! converged on the Seneca Jones biomass plant at 90201 State Highway 99 N. Eugene, Oregon this morning to protest the company’s privatization of public lands in the Elliott State Forest and ongoing pollution in West Eugene. Currently several people have locked themselves to equipment […]

State suspends 10 timber sales in marbled murrelet habitat

State suspends 10 timber sales in marbled murrelet habitat

State of Oregon Suspends 10 State Forest Timber Sales in Marbled Murrelet Habitat Simultaneously, Conservation Groups File Injunction Request to Safeguard the Threatened Seabird During Lawsuit PORTLAND, Ore.- The State of Oregon has suspended operations on 10 timber sales in marbled murrelet habitat one month after Cascadia Wildlands, the Center for Biological Diversity and the […]

Forest defenders plan ruckus at State Land Board

Forest defenders plan ruckus at State Land Board

In 1995, Kitzhaber approved a plan for the Elliott State Forest that allowed a 500-acre annual cut for the next 60 years. On Oct. 11, 2011, the governor approved a new plan allowing an annual cut of 850 acres a year, with decreased protection for endangered species and riparian zones. CFD says that the governor broke his own promise and is allowing a bigger cut in an already devastated ecosystem.

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