Trump’s Pick for Ag Secretary Is Already Facing Criticism from Conservationists

As agriculture secretary, Sonny Perdue would also oversee 193 million acres of national forests.


How Romania Is Using Satellites to Stop Loggers Leveling Its Fairytale Forests

The new system allows the public, journalists, and businesses to track the entire system and easily identify illegal activity.


Michael Gordon Wrote the Best Piece of Music for Six Two-by-Fours You've Ever Heard

The composer explains his approach and shares a video for the Squarepusher remix of "Timber."


Listen to Tim Hecker's Hallucinatory Remix of 'Timber,' a Percussion Piece Played on Wood

Michael Gordon's original 2009 piece tricked many listeners into thinking there were electronics, but it was just wood.


There's a Fight Brewing Over a Really Important Forest in Canada

A longstanding dispute over the largest undisturbed boreal forest on earth began to heat up this week when 13 American environmental groups wrote the governments of Ontario and Quebec urging them to support new conservation efforts.


This Video of Kesha Performing "Blow" and "Timber" in Nashville Is Punk as Fuck

"Don't worry," she says of her performance with her band Yeast Infection, "NO ONE will ever shut me up."


Video Shows Orangutans That Fled Fires and Stone-Throwing Villagers Being Released Back Into the Wild

Massive wildfires in Kalimantan and Sumatra are destroying orangutan habitats and have spewed more than 1 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.


Blood Timber: International Logging Firms Worked With Brutal CAR Militias, Says Report

Global Witness claims logging firms paid millions of dollars to militia who carried out mass killing, rape, and kidnap as the Central African Republic spiraled into bloody civil war.


Will a Slap On the Wrist Save Tasmania's Heritage Forests?

The World Heritage Committee has rejected Australia's bid to delist 74,000 hectares of heritage listed forest, which Tasmania was hoping to log. Not that'll make much difference. There's plenty of other stuff to cut down, mine or dredge.


#trendwatch: COUNTRY EDM Edition

Introducing dance music's lowest common denominator.


Watch Sandy Calmly Topple This Tree

Why dudes run out to size up the damage afterward is beyond me. At least they weren’t wearing horse masks.