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Research funding to help protect forest workers from tick-borne illnesses

July 22, 2018

A team of University of Maine researchers has been awarded $1.17 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop and test land management practices to protect Maine forest workers from exposure to tick-borne diseases. The three-year project, “Developing adaptive forest management practices to mitigate impacts of climate change on

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Forest fire hazard in northwestern Ontario reaches high to extreme

July 22, 2018

The ministry says lightning is to blame for most of the fires in the northwest region. As the summer season continues in northwestern Ontario, officials from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry are blaming lightning for the dozens of new fires reported in this region. “High temperatures and

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Ember research could help fight wildfires

July 22, 2018

As the West’s fire seasons grow more intense, a team of Oregon State University researchers is looking for ways to keep blazes from spreading. They’re targeting the formation of embers, which can thwart fire lines by riding the wind for miles to start new fires.  According to a report in

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Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species

July 22, 2018

DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration has proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animal and plant species and limiting habitat safeguards that are meant to shield recovering species from harm. Administration officials said the new rules would advance conservation by simplifying and improving how the landmark Endangered Species Act is used.

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U.S. Housing Starts Fall 12.3 Percent As Tariffs Draw Increased Concern

July 22, 2018

ASSOCIATED PRESS –Total housing starts fell 12.3 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. The June reading of 1.17 million is the number of housing units

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What’s Happening at NHLA

July 17, 2018

As the summer is turning up the heat, so are the activities at NHLA.  Block 1 of the Inspector Training School’s Online Program begins August 6.  The 187th Class of the Inspector Training School begins August 29.  If you have been thinking of sending an employee for training, then now

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Mountain pine beetle turns Jasper forests red, raises fire concerns

July 17, 2018

The patchwork of green forests in and around Jasper National Park is increasingly interrupted with splashes of red. According to a report by CBC News, It’s a sign of destruction caused by the mountain pine beetle and it’s more apparent than ever before in Alberta’s westernmost forests — altering the landscape that

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