FRISCO — Some conservative lawmakers in the U.S. oppose most international environmental initiatives as “unwarranted meddling,” with the most extreme right-wingers even espousing conspiracy theories about “black UN helicopters.”
But some Republicans may agree with one of the latest initiatives from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, which calls for moving from a resource-led model to a rights-based system of locally controlled forestry, that places local control of forests at the heart of the investment process.
Forest Service researchers document trend toward more extreme weather
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — U.S. Forest Service researchers in western North Carolina said they’re seen a shift toward more extreme precipitation patterns since the 1980s.
“We found significant increases in temperature and in the frequency of extreme wet and dry years since the 1980s,” said Chelcy Ford. “These findings tied with those on management and streamflow have implications for managers in any area where changes in precipitation patterns could occur.”