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Unlocking the Water Held by U.S. Forests Not So Easy

Article: Unlocking the Water Held by U.S. Forests Not So Easy

WASHINGTON, DC, July 16, 2008 (ENS) – Can forests, which process nearly two-thirds of the nation’s water supply, be managed to help slake our growing demand for water and avert the worst consequences of climate change? A new report from the National Research Council suggests a need for caution in trying to tap greater water…

Logging Road Punched Through Sumatra Threatens Tigers, Tribes

Article: Logging Road Punched Through Sumatra Threatens Tigers, Tribes

JAKARTA, Indonesia, January 8, 2007 (ENS) – Cut timber, bulldozers, excavators and clearcuts in the natural forest for road reconstruction are common sights today in one of the last large forests on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, field and remote sensing investigations by WWF Indonesia and other scientific and conservation groups have found. The lives…