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Ailing 130-Year-old Tree Adorned With Prayer Flags in Tribute Before Being Felled

In a final tribute before chainsaws would cut this giant down due to poor health, gardeners adorned a 130-year-old Monterey cypress tree with Tibetan...

Firefighter Rescues Blind Dog Lost in Woods for 8 days, Refuses Reward

Firefighter Dan Estrada is being hailed as a hero after he took a leisurely stroll into the woods only to emerge with a beloved...

Admission to These State Parks Will be Free on Black Friday

Want to beat the crowds on Black Friday? One group has a deal that’ll lead you among towering redwood trees instead of looking up...

Farmer Returns 700 Acres of California Coast to Native American Tribe

A California landowner is returning his family farm to a neighboring Native American tribe that was forced inland, away from their breathtaking coastline, 150...

He Hauls His Upright Piano to Beaches and Parks Just to Make Your Day

He was still a teen when he decided to quit his job, pack up his favorite musical instrument, and travel the world. Nothing unusual...

Nature, Art and Spirituality May Boost the Body’s Defenses

Taking in the spine-tingling wonders provided by a redwood forest, the Sistine Chapel ceiling or a guided meditation may give a boost to the...

Oakland Zoo Has Become a Leader in Elephant Welfare

The Oakland Zoo has become a national pioneer in elephant welfare, especially because it helped revolutionize the way these large animals are cared for...

River Getting Reef-to-ridge Makeover to Save Salmon

The deep-blue Ten Mile River snakes down from the mountains through redwood forests and coastal wetlands before it flows past the rolling sand dunes...
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40 Victories Since the First Earth Day: 40th Anniversary Timeline

Since the first Earth Day 40 years ago, America has become a cleaner, safer, more beautiful place with less pollution, more pristine rivers, fewer...
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Ground Zero in Timber Wars Shows Signs of Peace

A corner has been turned after decades of Northwest timber wars, thanks to a new focus on preventing wildfires and global warming, along...
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Bush Creates Largest Marine Protection Zone in the World

With the stroke of a pen today, President Bush will designate three new areas in the Pacific as Marine National Monuments to create the...
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New Campaign Shows Garbage Isn’t Garbage at All

A new effort to help people see garbage in a different way is rolling through San Francisco neighborhoods: 3D garbage trucks that look like...

Age Shall Not Wither Them: the Oldest Trees on Earth

They have neither the soaring majesty nor the celebrity of the giant redwood, but in one respect the bristlecone pine is the undisputed king...

Bank Funds First Private Forest Conservation Purchase

"The nonprofit group Redwood Forest Foundation has purchased 50,000 acres of Northern California redwood forest using a long-term loan of $65 million from Bank...

Ex-Lumber Lobbyist Turns Green Evangelist

The world's richest companies, that once fought in court against environmental activists are finding today that sustainability makes great economic sense. Customers appreciate that...
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Home Depot Stores Swear off Ancient Timber

The Rainforest Action Network and other environmental groups have won pledges from the 536-store Home Depot chain and almost 1,000 other lumberyards to no...