Dominic Marcanio

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How Small Forests Can Help Save the Planet

BIRKENFELD, Ore. — Eve Lonnquist’s family has owned a forest in the mountains of northwest Oregon since her grandmother bought the land in 1919. Her 95-year-old father still lives on the 157-acre property. And she and her wife often drive up from their home just outside Portland.<p>But lately, Ms. …

The Tools They Carry: Wildland Firefighters’ Most Important Gear

Photo: Max Whittaker<p>You need the right gear to go trail running, skiing, or mountain biking. You really need the right stuff if you spend weeks fighting infernos in the middle of a forest. To find out what wildland firefighters rely on, we hooked up with Kevin Mecham, a 12-year veteran with the …

Grow a 100-year old forest in your backyard - in just 10 years

<b>Obviously, you can't literally grow a century-old forest in just a decade, but by mimicking nature's forest-building process, it's possible to</b> …

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In Defence Of Wasps: Why Squashing Them Comes With A Sting In The Tale

They are one of the most unwelcome signs of summer. Buzzing through beer gardens, attacking innocent picnics, wasps arrive ominously with a sting in …

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Why America Is So Obsessed with Florida

We asked a Sunshine State expert why Florida is America's class clown.<p>It seems like almost every day there's another impossibly bizarre news story set in a certain Gulf coast state. The man who claimed he was seduced by a dolphin? Florida. The guy who vaped his buddy's semen? Yep, Florida. The …

What California Can Learn From How the South Manages Wildfires

As deadly wildfires blaze, experts are calling on the state to emulate the South’s long tradition of prescribed burning.<p>There are three things that give him joy in life, says Johnny Stowe: “Beer, my grandkids, and fire.”<p>Not a campsite fire, or a house fire, but fire that Stowe prescribes and …

Can Timber Skyscrapers Really Help Save The Planet?

Politicians, architects, and scientists increasingly herald timber as an Earth-saving building technology, but not everyone agrees.<p>Cities are shaped by fire. From Chicago to San Francisco, enormous swathes of urban fabric were wiped away by accident in the 19th century. These horrific disasters did …

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Wood-And-Glue Skyscrapers Are On The Rise

And they could help fight climate change<p>Thanks to advances in wood construction, the next generation of skyscraper might be made of spruce, not steel. Architects are designing wood buildings that ditch concrete and metal in favor of a more environmentally friendly material—one that could help fight …

Stanford Is About to Have the Dopest Map Collection on Earth

When you visit the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University's Green Library, if you can, take the stairs. Yes, you'll have to spiral up three …

Use a Pencil to Make Sure You're Sanding the Right Amount

A mark with a number 2 pencil is all it takes to make sure you are sanding just enough.<p>Every woodworking project requires sanding to some degree. Use this pencil trick to know when it's time to step down in sandpaper grit.<p>Sanding is literally and necessarily the process of removing wood, but the …

A report on the hyperbole behind the politicized issue of ‘fracking’

I wrote this report a couple of years ago, when local misguided fracktivists tried to get our local board of supervisors to issue a county-wide ban …

Legendary Pokémon giveaways continue with Pokémon Bank exclusives

Members move closer to becoming Pokémon Masters<p>The Pokémon Company is giving away more legendary Pokémon later this week with a special Pokémon Bank campaign. Starting tomorrow, March 4, subscribers to the Nintendo 3DS storage service can download Regice, Regirock and Registeel to any of their …

BuildDirect Wants To Become The Amazon Of The Home Improvement Industry, Launches Marketplace

BuildDirect is an online marketplace for buying home improvement products. Today, the company is opening its platform to third-party sellers with the launch of its Home Marketplace.<p>Unsurprisingly, selling heavyweight products like flooring and roofing materials online takes a very different …

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A North Florida Road Trip: the Secret Backwater Towns Worth Seeing

In northern Florida, far from the state’s more well-known attractions, history and nature intersect in tiny weathered towns and coastal hamlets …

Florida

The renewable energy source that’s more dangerous than coal

A pending ruling on wood burning could undermine global efforts to tackle climate change. Part 3 of a 3-part series<p>DESCHUTES COUNTY, ORE. - More than 100 feet beneath the crowns of arrow-straight pines, the forest floor around Peter Caligiuri was overgrown. He pointed at clumps of trees taller than …

‘A Tale of Two Foxes’ Wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015

Canada amateur photographer Don Gutoski has been crowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 for the remarkable photo above, titled “A Tale of Two …

Nature Photography

Parabo Press Wants To Make Fine Art Prints More Accessible To Photographers With Affordable Printing Alternatives

Want to cover your walls in art, but the cost of actually doing so slowing the process down? The fine folks from Parabo Press (part of the trusted …

Cool cartography: the art of mapmaking

Mind the Map, a new collection of artwork published by Gestalten, shows the skill, humour and care involved in map design, including one depicting New York’s smells, and a meticulously hand-painted ski map

Bombing Range Is National Example for Wildlife Conservation

Changing Planet<p>Walking through a wildlife underpass from Nokuse Plantation to Eglin Air Force base feels like traveling back in time.<p>On the one side is Nokuse: a 54,000-acre private conservation property and site of the largest private longleaf pine restoration project in the world. While there are …

Build This Rustic Farmhouse Table

Farmhouse furniture is meant to be a little imperfect. That makes it hard to screw up<p>There's no better way to give thanks than to gather family and friends around an enormous table to share a feast. A farmhouse table would be the perfect spot. You could make one out of construction lumber and …

Tree Bookshelves That Creatively Display Collections In Style

Forget the old, boring and simple bookshelves your parents used to have and focus on <b>more creative designs</b>. It’s time to think out of the box and to …

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