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Forest Service Considers Pulling Thousands of Its Own Scientists from the Field

By BRO Staff | 01 Feb 08
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The U.S. Forest Service is on the verge of approving a massive restructuring that will remove land management planning from individual forests, according to agency documents released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The resulting reorganization will affect one in four agency jobs, shrink its on-the-ground firefighting militia and rigidify resource planning. The…

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2008 Presidential Climate Policies

By BRO Staff | 01 Feb 08
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EARTH TALK
From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine

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Best Trail Contest Winner!

By BRO Staff | 01 Feb 08
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It’s like choosing your favorite child. Inconceivable. With so many amazing trail systems in the Southern Appalachians, is it even possible to pick one trail that’s better than all the rest?

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Do something now

By BRO Staff | 20 Oct 07
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Do something now!

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A Day in the Life of a Snowmaker

By Andrew Jenner | 01 Dec 05
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It’s a tough job, but the five million people that hit the slopes below the Mason-Dixon every year are saying somebody’s got to do it.

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The Best Damn Ski Runs, Period

By Andrew Jenner | 01 Jan 05
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In a perfect world, you’d have time to ski all 16 Southeastern resorts in one season. It’s a beautiful dream that most likely will never happen. Forget work and other obligations, we only have three months of skiable weather down here. With a 90-day window to take your turns, you can’t ski it all. You have to be picky. Ski the best and forget the rest. And here they are—the best ski runs in the Southeast.

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Why is the Blue Ridge Blue?

By William Cocke | 01 Aug 04
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The famous blue haze suffusing the Blue Ridge Mountains is not an actual mist but rather a combination of physics, chemistry, and biology.

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