WUI in the News

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Oct 2006 contains 11 News Articles.

Education, passion at root of urban forestry club's goals
Journal Gazette - 23 Oct 2006
The goal is to give the kids 'tools, knowledge and passion' to help them become community stewards and leaders as they get older, says Nancy Bradtmiller, program director for a new local non-profit group called Trees Indiana, which runs the TreeKeepers.

Finding the right mix of trees to fight climate change
SeedMagazine.com - 17 Oct 2006
As part of a research project, students and faculty members at SUNY's College of Environmental Science and Forestry have determined the precise combination of trees that would be most effective in reducing the level of greenhouse gases in the air around Syracuse, NY.

EPA budget reduction could expose more minorities, poor to pollution
SeattlePI.com - 16 Oct 2006
A federal program to safeguard poor and racially diverse communities from pollution and other environmental harm is at risk of being dissolved, activists say.

Expert federal panel urges new look at land use along coasts in effort to reduce erosion
New York Times - 13 Oct 2006
Unless there are major changes in the regulation of land use along the United States’ sheltered coasts, many landscapes in the nation’s estuaries, bays, lagoons and mudflats will be damaged or destroyed by erosion, an expert panel reported yesterday.

Mulch madness
New York Times - 12 Oct 2006
It’s been estimated that every 2.7 square miles of wetlands reduces storm surge by a foot, and yet over the last century Louisiana has stripped away 1,900 square miles of swamp, an area the size of Delaware. Evidence shows that such improper land management, reducing the cypress-tupelo swamps to a small fraction of their original grandeur, worsened flooding in New Orleans during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Courts mow down development strategy
USAToday.com - 10 Oct 2006
The Bush administration's push for more commercial development on federal land in the West is colliding with the environmental legacy of former president Richard Nixon.

Florida state parks enhance local economies
FL Department of Environmental Protection - 9 Oct 2006
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Florida Park Service announced today that Florida State Parks contributed more than $813 million to local communities during the July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2006 fiscal year. During this time, state parks generated more than 16,000 jobs and welcomed more than 18.2 million visitors.

How America grows: A tale of two cities
Christian Science Monitor - 3 Oct 2006
As US population grows inexorably toward 300 million, there are two visions for the future of American towns and cities. Although very different, each seeks to create a sense of community, a sense of place where none existed before.

Interior official urges cooperation on land restoration
Missoulian.com - 3 Oct 2006
Nature doesn't recognize the difference between public and private ground. It doesn't see the lines on the map where one state starts and another ends. And it certainly doesn't know the difference between Forest Service green and Bureau of Land Management yellow. So when the talk turns to restoration of natural ecosystems, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Interior Lynn Scarlett said its time to search out the partnerships that will allow for those efforts to occur across the landscape.

Forest Service spends $1.5B on wildfires
Associated Press - 3 Oct 2006
Wildfires across the country have burned a record number of acres this year, and with the scorched land comes a record bill, a federal official said Tuesday.

Top 20 polluters gather in Mexico
BBC News - 2 Oct 2006
Ministers from the world's top 20 polluting nations are gathering in Mexico for talks on climate change. The delegates will discuss possible ways to meet future energy demand while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.