WUI in the News

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Mar 2006 contains 13 News Articles.

America's national parks: no longer ad-free zones?
Christian Science Monitor - 31 Mar 2006
Amid the scenic splendor of America's national parks, might visitors one day see a sprinkling of signs that read: "Yosemite, courtesy of Target"? Or perhaps, "Mount Rushmore, brought to you by Verizon"?

Better forest management has key role in combating climate change
GreenBiz.com - 30 Mar 2006
Not only do forests absorb the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, thereby mitigating the effects of climate change, but using wood from a sustainably managed forest as fuel instead of oil, coal, and natural gas, can also reduce global warming, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Loss of tree canopy could be hazardous to your health
Newhouse News Service - 29 Mar 2006
American cities are short on trees, and the overload of concrete and asphalt landscapes has become a drain on people's well-being, experts say.

Car-free days bring quiet to communities
National Geographic News - 29 Mar 2006
Wouldn't it be nice if cars were on the fringe of our daily lives? To help find an answer, "car-free day" events held in a handful of cities across the U.S. are giving urban dwellers a taste for life with fewer,and in some cases, nocars.

A green development
TwinCities.com - 27 Mar 2006
The development, Foxborough in Lino Lakes, is one of the environmentally friendly housing projects popping up like daisies across the metro area. These new "conservation developments" blend nature into residential areas.

Wind farms draw mixed response in Appalachia
National Public Radio - 27 Mar 2006
Huge windmills are sprouting up on mountaintops from western New York through Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The futuristic machines are promoted as a source of clean, renewable power. But they're often not welcomed by locals, who say they blight the rural landscape.

Selling forest land for schools
Great Lakes Radio Consortium - 27 Mar 2006
The Bush Administration is proposing to sell more than 300-thousand acres of public forest land to raise money for schools in rural communities.

Chopsticks tax targets China's hunger for timber
National Geographic - 22 Mar 2006
China's growing appetite for timber has prompted a 5 percent tax on disposable wooden chopsticks-a move designed to protect China's vanishing forests.

Once a vision of water, Mexico's capital now thirsts for it
New York Times - 16 Mar 2006
This week, as the city plays host to the Fourth World Water Forum, a six-day conference of water experts, it serves as an arresting example of the effects on water supplies of unchecked urban growth, shortsighted management and political inertia.

Beetle devouring forests
Washington Post - 12 Mar 2006
Millions of acres of Canada's lush green forests are turning red in spasms of death. A voracious beetle, whose population has exploded with the warming climate, is killing more trees than wildfires or logging.

Today's choices, tomorrow's forests
The Eureka Reporter - 12 Mar 2006
How America’s forests look 10, 50 or 100 years from now depends in great part on the decisions we make today. As long as people can buy lumber and vacation in forested mountains, all must be right with the world. But nearly 12.5 million acres have burned in the West in the past five years. Lumber demand, meanwhile, is at an all-time high, driven by near-record housing starts.

Restoration vs. development
Naplesnews.com - 7 Mar 2006
When sugar cane is no longer profitable and when the population of Florida starts expanding toward the center of the peninsula, homes could pop up as the newest crop in the Everglades Agricultural Area.

Editorial: Rebuilding Mississippi
The Bradenton Herald, FL - 7 Mar 2006
For much of the 120-mile Mississippi Gulf Coast scoured by Katrina amounts to a blank canvas for rebuilding better communities. And Mississippi has risen to the challenge with an enthusiasm that we in Manatee County can only envy as we struggle to implement "smart growth," especially north of the river.