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2014-02-14 12:27:11

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, a group of citizens, businesses, ranchers and conservation groups filed comprehensive Objections to the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and draft Record of Decision (ROD) for the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine. The 284-page filing details the Forest Service's failure to "fully comply with numerous federal and state laws, regulations, policies and other requirements" in its analysis of the environmental and economic impacts of...

2013-04-12 10:15:07

Airborne imaging technology developed at NASA and transferred to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service (USFS) in 2012 is being tested to prepare for this year's wildfire season in the western United States. The Autonomous Modular Sensor (AMS) is a scanning spectrometer designed to help detect hot-spots, active fires, and smoldering and post-fire conditions. Scientists at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., and USFS engineers installed it on a Cessna Citation...

President Obama Demands Federal Health Insurance For Firefighters
2012-07-11 11:21:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Thousands of seasonal firefighters, the men and women who work the front lines of the country´s most treacherous terrain battling out-of-control wildfires, risking their lives to save the lives of many others, have gone without health insurance for themselves or their families for far too long, and now the Obama administration is drawing the fire out by ordering the government to offer plans to these die-hard workers. The...

2012-06-30 23:00:44

Smokey Bear and NASA Astronaut to highlight earth, forests & wildfire Juneau, AK (PRWEB) June 30, 2012 The U.S. Forest Service launched an important partnership with NASA that coincided with the mid-May liftoff of a new crew for the International Space Station (ISS). Through this partnership, the ISS crew may use high resolution photographs to document the extent and impacts of wildfire in the U.S. NASA Flight Engineer Joseph Acaba and his Russian crewmates, Soyuz Commander Gennady...

2011-09-28 19:36:15

Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) scientists recently used long-term data from the Coweeta Hydrological Laboratory (Coweeta) in Western North Carolina to examine the feasibility of managing forests for water supply under the changing weather conditions forecast for the future. Published in the September issue of the journal Ecological Applications, the analysis examines the interactions among changing weather conditions, forest management, and streamflow using long-term data...

2011-09-02 16:53:22

UC Riverside researchers suggest that goldspotted oak borer invasion might be contained by controlling the movement of firewood. A catastrophic infestation of the goldspotted oak borer, which has killed more than 80,000 oak trees in San Diego County in the last decade, might be contained by controlling the movement of oak firewood from that region, according to researchers at the University of California, Riverside. “This may be the biggest oak mortality event since the...


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Daniel Boone National Forest
2014-01-20 14:32:45

The Daniel Boone National Forest is the only national forest that is completely within the boundaries of Kentucky. When it was established in 1937, it was originally named the Cumberland National Forest, after the core region called the Cumberland Purchase Unit. Roughly 2,100,000 acres are encompassed within its current proclamation boundary, of which 706,000 acres are owned and managed by the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, up from about 620,000 acres in the early to...

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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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