Written by Megan Sheehan | September 17th, 2013
A story on pollution told by…ear wax? Read on, conservation-concerned, and learn more in today’s green news.
- Like star-gazing? There are four sky events this week, so grab that blanket and look up! (National Geographic)
- There’s a new world map in town, and it shows areas that are most susceptible to climate change. (International Business Times)
- How often do whales clean their ears? Well, never, which is why ear wax turns out to be a great indicator of contaminants in the ocean. (NPR)
- Woodpeckers are proving to be an admirable adversary to the invasive emerald ash borer. (MNN)
- Small animals perceive time as though it’s passing in slow motion, says a new study. (BBC News)
Written by Megan Sheehan | August 12th, 2013
Written by Leigh Greenwood | April 26th, 2013
Did you know… over its lifetime, a large tree can provide almost $6,000 worth of benefits to those that live near it? In honor of Arbor Day, we’re sharing stats and tips for how you can keep our trees alive and thriving.
Written by Sarah Volkman | October 16th, 2012
Invasive forest insects like the emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle threaten our brilliant fall foliage.
Written by Faith Campbell | March 7th, 2012
For the Conservancy’s Faith Campbell, tackling tree-killing insects and pathogens is more than a career. See what inspires her to fight for forest health.
Written by Kerry Crisley | July 31st, 2010
Citizen scientists take note: When invasive insects like the Asian longhorned beetle are found early by local residents, trees stand a much better chance of survival, says Conservancy blogger Kerry Crisley.
Written by Emily Manley | June 25th, 2009
When we wrote about the threat of the emerald ash borer back in April, things seemed bad, but the main source of wood for Louisville Slugger bats was still (kind of) safe. How things can change in just two short months. On June 15th, the emerald ash borer was confirmed present in Cattaraugus County, NY, […]
Written by Bob Lalasz | April 9th, 2009
Major league baseball (which just started its season this week) is considered the national pastime. But it’s also a curious leading indicator for the impending doom of some of North America’s greatest tree species. You see, baseball bats used to be made out of elm and chestnut wood — both tree species that have been […]