Wildfire Spending Surpasses $1 Billion During Peak Fire Season

August 26, 2013 by  
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Wildfire spending soared past $1 billion last week as over fifty fires blazed out of control across the Western U.S. When the U.S. Forest Service budget dwindled down to just $50 million during the peak wildfire season, the agency was forced to divert $600 million in funds from timber, recreation, and other areas to fill the gap. As these destructive infernos rapidly increase in recent years, studies show climate change as the main cause behind the flames. Read the rest of Wildfire Spending Surpasses $1 Billion During Peak Fire Season Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , climate change wildfires , fire season , forest policy reform , us forest service , wildfire , wildfire budget , wildfire policy        

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Translucent House in Tousuienn Glows After the Sun Sets Over Japan

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America’s Oldest Pear Tree Still Bearing Fruit at 383 Years

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In 1630, the Puritan settler and Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, John Endicott, planted one of the first fruit trees to be cultivated in the New World. Today, Endicott’s pear tree still stands – having survived multiple hurricanes , earthquakes, suburban sprawl, and even attacks by vandals. Read the rest of America’s Oldest Pear Tree Still Bearing Fruit at 383 Years Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: american colonies , american history , boston , east coast , historic sites , historic tree , Massachusetts , oldest fruit tree , pilgrims , settlers        

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America’s Oldest Pear Tree Still Bearing Fruit at 383 Years

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