WUI in the News

Here you can find current news articles about wildland-urban interface issues in the U.S. and abroad. Please note that while Interface South maintains news archives for reference, the links may no longer be active. You may need to contact the source or host website for more information.

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Feb 2006 contains 11 News Articles.

Hurricanes vs. homes: Should building on U.S. coasts be stopped?
National Geographic News - 27 Feb 2006
In the wake of last year's unprecedented hurricane damage in the United States, questions are being raised about whether rebuilding should be allowed on some of the most vulnerable coastlines.

Canada's small forests step up to responsible forestry
GreenBiz.com - 23 Feb 2006
Three community-based forests across Canada have received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification from the SmartWood program of the Rainforest Alliance.

Corporate responsibility profession shifting focus
GreenBiz.com - 23 Feb 2006
A new sense of urgency and confidence is sweeping the professional community engaged in corporate responsibility work, leading to greater attention on how the root causes of poverty and environmental change can be tackled collectively.

Case pits your property rights vs. environment
Detroit Free Press, MI - 17 Feb 2006
A case between government and developers: Can the federal government restrict development on isolated wetlands not adjacent to navigable streams and lakes to protect water quality?

EPA budget cuts trouble environment groups
Associated Press - 10 Feb 2006
Grants to state and local governments for land and water conservation would be cut 40 percent, and money for the Environmental Protection Agency's network of libraries for scientists would be slashed severely under President Bush's proposed budget.

Into nature on a sled with a tread
Christian Science Monitor - 10 Feb 2006
Snowmobiling - a necessity for a few, a deep-chill thrill for many, and an environmental hot button for others.

Bottled water, a natural resource taxing the world's ecosystem
Agence France-Presse - 10 Feb 2006
Even in areas where tap water is safe to drink, demand for bottled water is increasing, producing unecessary garbage and consuming vast quantities of energy.

Federal weed spraying debated
USA Today - 9 Feb 2006
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wants to eliminate weeds, like cheatgrass, that can fuel catastrophic wildfires such as those that ravaged parts of Texas and Oklahoma this winter.

Deal creates parkland for bears, wolves, salmon
Associated Press - 8 Feb 2006
Canada unveiled a 16-million acre preserve Tuesday, including parkland covering an area twice the size of Yellowstone, teeming with grizzly bears, wolves and wild salmon in the ancestral home of many native tribes.

High-rises that have low impact on nature
New York Times - 2 Feb 2006
Planners expect the $1 billion building to be the first skyscraper to earn a top environmental rating from a coalition of building industry leaders when it opens in 2008.

16 years late, state ready to curb stormwater runoff
Burlington Free Press, VT - 1 Feb 2006
Hundreds of Vermont businesses are about to face a state mandate designed to protect rivers and lakes from industrial chemicals, metals and dirt -- 16 years behind schedule.