WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 -- As part of the national observance of Earth Day, the U.S. Forest Service today announced that it is seeking proposals that expand wood energy use and support responsible forest management. Also today, the Forest Service released a Wood Energy Financial App for use by community and business leaders seeking to replace fossil fuel with wood energy.
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - As part of America’s PrepareAthon!, USDA will host a wildfire themed twitter chat in anticipation of another severe wildfire season in 2014. Drought conditions in the west, especially in California, combine with other factors to portend a dangerous fire season that now could start at any time.
When a new species is discovered on the planet, people usually imagine a discovery process that is dangerous and remote in location. However, one scientist didn’t have to venture far from home to learn about a few new discoveries that has the science community spinning about a native grassland ecosystem in South Dakota.