Helping People in Poverty Can Help Forests Too, Study Finds

Researchers examining a program designed to help lift people out of poverty in the tropical rainforests of Indonesia say the effort also came with the unintended benefit of slowing deforestation and helping the climate, a sign that environmental protections and economic development aren’t always mutually exclusive.

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Tree Removal

The Ninth Circuit upheld a ruling in favor of the Forest Service and Fish and Wildlife Service in a dispute challenging the agencies’ actions in connection with the approval of the Bagley Hazard Tree Abatement Project, which was designed to identify and remove fire-damaged trees that pose a danger to drivers on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest’s roadways. 

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