Tag: Forests

My Penn’s Woods, Ever Changing

Written by | July 16th, 2014

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To you, it would probably look like an old tree injury – some curvy lines etched into the trunk, nothing distinguishable about it. To me, it tells a story.

One Billion Trees: Expanding Global Forest Conservation

Written by | April 28th, 2014

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One billion trees. No doubt about it: that’s a lot of trees to plant. But the Earth’s forests are being cut and cleared at a rapid rate. Bill Toomey explains a major campaign to help restore those forests — and how you can help.

Protecting the Yela Forest: A New & Improved Conservation Tool for Micronesia

Written by | March 31st, 2014

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Conservation easements have a long history as an effective land protection tool in the United States. Could easements now change conservation in the Pacific? A new easement on the Micronesian island on Kosrae is the first use of the tool outside the Americas.

End of the Hemlocks, a Lament

Written by | February 20th, 2014

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Invasive species threats sometimes seem abstract. But not when beautiful trees start to disappear, writes blogger Randy Edwards. Can we save the eastern hemlock forest before it’s too late?

Por Favor, Brasil: Keep Debating, and You Can Change the World

Written by | January 30th, 2014

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Food. Water. Energy. All this situated within some of the most beautiful, productive and diverse ecosystems on the planet. That’s Brazil. And who can make the decisions to integrate all these needs and make wise decisions to shape the world? Brazilians, of course.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, January 14

Written by | January 14th, 2014

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Emperor penguins are climbing cliffs to avoid climate change and forest elephants are making it rain in today’s #greennews.

  1. Four colonies of iconic emperor penguins were spotted climbing cliffs to avoid increasingly rampant ice melt. (Mother Nature Network
  2. Tropical forests play a large role in precipitation around the world and in Congo, they’re bolstered by the eating & excreting of the forest elephant. (BBC)
  3. A recent MIT study projects that 52% of the world’s population in 2050 will live in water-stressed areas. (Treehugger)

Halloween in Nature: 10 Spooky Photos

Written by | October 22nd, 2013

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If you look closely — in the dark shadows and under the thick fog — you’ll find signs of Halloween hiding in nature. Presenting our top 10 Halloween in nature photographs.

How to Save Countless Trees in 10 Minutes or Less

Written by | July 29th, 2013

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Dozens of tree-killing pests have entered the U.S. as unintended hitchhikers. But by knowing what to look for, you can help prevent the spread of an invasive species.

Nature Needs New Financial Solutions

Written by | July 25th, 2013

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When it comes to water, an emerging theme is beginning to play out: investing in nature is a smart development strategy.

How Fire Can Restore a Forest (TIME LAPSE VIDEO)

Written by | July 24th, 2013

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Photographer Rich Reid puts his equipment to the test documenting a controlled burn and amazing forest regrowth at Georgia’s Moody Forest Natural Area.

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