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Archive for January, 2010

Greenhouse Gas Lawsuits Filed Against Sierra Pacific Industries Clear-cutting Plans

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Excerpts from a press release that just arrived in our inbox -
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity today filed lawsuits against the California Department of Forestry for illegally approving clearcut logging projects without properly analyzing the carbon emissions and climate consequences. The 15 logging plans … would clearcut more than 5,000 acres of California [...]

Forest Destruction in Trinidad, Ca.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

On a recent expedition to a mountain top near Trinidad, Ca. we found a fresh scene of Green Diamonds forest destruction. We came across a logging sign, turned the bend and saw a new clear-cut, strewn with freshly fallen young growth Redwoods and Douglas Fir. Throughout the hike, we saw hardly a tree wider than [...]

Big Storms on the Horizon

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Strong winds and heavy rain that could last for weeks is on the approach. As one blogger puts it, “For the first time in at least several years, a powerful southern stream branch of the jet stream over the Pacific is expected to roar across CA for at least the next two weeks, potentially bringing [...]

Good Vibrations

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

It was late afternoon, and I had just gotten home from a day of tree wranglin’. I was settling down and starting to cook some lunch when the platform started to sway a little, like the wind was kicking up. This was all fine and normal, but suddenly the swaying transformed into shaky aerial wave [...]