Tag: emerald ash borer

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, September 17

Written by | September 17th, 2013

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A story on pollution told by…ear wax? Read on, conservation-concerned, and learn more in today’s green news.

  1. Like star-gazing? There are four sky events this week, so grab that blanket and look up! (National Geographic)
  2. There’s a new world map in town, and it shows areas that are most susceptible to climate change. (International Business Times)
  3. 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)
  4. Woodpeckers are proving to be an admirable adversary to the invasive emerald ash borer. (MNN)
  5. Small animals perceive time as though it’s passing in slow motion, says a new study. (BBC News)

The Green Buzz: Monday, August 12

Written by | August 12th, 2013

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We’ve got a guide for watching the Perseids meteor shower in today’s green news!

  1. More than 100,000 people want a one-way trip to Mars. (CNN)
  2. Here’s a guide to watching the spectacular Perseids meteor shower. (National Geographic)
  3. The invasive emerald ash borer in Detroit has brought a surge in woodpeckers. Go get ‘em, guys. (Detroit Free Press)
  4. One of North America’s rarest birds is enjoying a comeback, thanks to the US Navy. (Daily Mail)
  5. How to engage the public on depressing news updates on the environment? How about cartoons. (Mongabay)

Arbor Day: Earth Day’s Wingman

Written by | April 26th, 2013

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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.

Keep Autumn Colorful

Written by | October 16th, 2012

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Invasive forest insects like the emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle threaten our brilliant fall foliage.

A Lifelong Commitment to Fighting Invasive Species

Written by | March 7th, 2012

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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.

Beetle-Mania: Keeping the Asian Longhorned Beetle at Bay

Written by | July 31st, 2010

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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.

Beetle Strikes Out, Threatens National Pastime

Written by | June 25th, 2009

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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, […]

Baseball’s Buggy Problem, and Ours

Written by | April 9th, 2009

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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 […]

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