WUI in the News

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Nov 2006 contains 6 News Articles.

Campaign to plant a billion trees within a year
UN News Service - 8 Nov 2006
A campaign to plant a billion trees within a year was launched at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, today in a bid to encourage all sectors of society, from concerned citizens to philanthropic corporations, to take small but practical steps to combat what is probably the key challenge of the 21st century.

Forest fire strategy: Just let it go
USAToday.com - 7 Nov 2006
The Forest Service, National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management now routinely have detailed fire management plans that show where fires don't have to be fought. The transition has been easiest in unpopulated blocks of land, but increasingly land managers are learning to regulate fires near communities.

Preserving urban cultural history
Mass Media - 6 Nov 2006
UMass Boston's Research Center for Urban Cultural History and the Trotter Institute held an Urban Spaces Symposium on Oct. 24, titled "Urban Green Spaces, Buried Memory."

Forum: Beware of 'Invasive Species' regulations
Washington Times - 5 Nov 2006
The U.S. Supreme Court's devastating decision in Kelo v. City of New London sparked a national outcry for eminent domain reform and stronger private property rights protections. Yet there is a threat looming in the form of so-called "invasive species" regulations that could potentially bring even more devastation to property owners.

Study shows going green saves schools $100,000 a year
GreenBiz.com - 2 Nov 2006
The report breaks new ground by demonstrating that green schools - schools designed to be energy efficient, healthy and environmentally friendly -- are extremely cost-effective.

Georgia company restores wildlife habitat
TimberlandMag.com - 1 Nov 2006
Brush Clearing Services is taking advantage of the growing market for wildlife habitat development. The two-year-old company’s motto is, ‘Environmentally-friendly forestry management and land-clearing.’