Timber Project

A group of residents from Leadville, Colorado, failed to show the U.S. Forest Service improperly approved a 1,600-acre timber project in the Upper Fryingpan Valley, a federal court in Colorado ruled. The residents claimed the project would have a climate impact because of the biomass fuel it would generate, disruptions to the soil and emissions-producing logging trucks.

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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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