The Terrible Destruction of Pinyon-Juniper Forests — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

SOURCE: Counterpunch.org “Public lands ranchers have always hated the trees. Just like native predators are killed as rancher enemies, native trees (and sage) take up space where grass might grow so they must be destroyed. In all of these projects, BLM ballyhoos wildfire suppression benefits, ignoring that deforestation creates hotter, drier, windier, weedier sites with longer fire […]

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Which Vision Of Farming Is Better For The Planet? — News : NPR

Should we concentrate farming in a small area, or spread it out to reduce the environmental impact? It’s a dilemma farmers face as they feed a growing planet. A new study weighs in.(Image credit: Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center)

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“Dinky” Zinke Ends Obama-Era Policy Requiring Energy Companies Fund Environmental ‘Mitigation’ Projects — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

by Tim Pierce as published on TennesseeStar.com “Stupid knows no bounds!” The Department of the Interior (DOI) is scrapping an Obama-era policy mandating energy companies mitigate development on federal land by funding offsite environmental projects. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) — a DOI-controlled agency and the largest land-owning agency in the U.S. — began […]

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