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Atlanta to Create Largest Food Forest in the United States

Atlanta to Create Largest Food Forest in the United States

by Madison Pravecek and Miro Korenha  Late last month, the Atlanta City Council voted to transform 7.1 acres of unused property into a public park and garden. The best part about it? The park will grow organically-grown nuts, fruits, berries, vegetables and medicinal herbs for local residents to propagate and pick free of charge. Once […]

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Flames Engulf Alberta as Wildfire Season Returns

Flames Engulf Alberta as Wildfire Season Returns

Wildfire season has returned to North America with deadly force as 28 fires continue to rage across in Alberta, Canada and have burned more than 700,000 acres of land while forcing over 11,000 people to evacuate. The fires have been burning since the end of May and despite military aid and fire fighting efforts, dry […]

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Forest carbon offsets not working as planned, a damning ProPublica piece reveals

Forest carbon offsets not working as planned, a damning ProPublica piece reveals


Forest carbon offsets are a mechanism by which the carbon stored in forests is quantified, sold to those looking to offset their carbon emissions and then landowners or forest stewards are paid to conserve forest versus clearing it for farming, logging, or mining. These offsets have long been touted as a solution to deforestation around […]

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One funny thing: goats to the rescue

One funny thing: goats to the rescue

We wrote today that wildfire season has arrived in California and towns and landowners around the state are deploying armies of goats to help them clear the underbrush. Herds of goats are becoming so popular as a means of fire prevention that some towns are holding “Goat Fund Me” campaigns to ensure that they can […]

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Rainforests are in danger of losing their magical mist

Rainforests are in danger of losing their magical mist

If you’ve ever been to a tropical rainforest you know how magical the layer of mist that hangs over the forest can look. Aside from giving forests their ethereal quality this layer of mist regulates temperatures and maintains humidity levels for plants and animals who are adapted to the very specific conditions of a tropical […]

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Ancient trees that supplied Notre-Dame’s roof no longer exist for rebuilding

Ancient trees that supplied Notre-Dame’s roof no longer exist for rebuilding

After Monday’s tragic fire that ravaged Paris’ Notre-Dame cathedral, French President Emmanuel Macron expressed that “the worst has been avoided” and vowed to immediately begin the process of rebuilding the 856-year-old church. While the main structure of the cathedral survived, the wooden roof was destroyed and replacing it with comparable oak will be impossible as […]

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Racing to Save the Last American Gopher Wood Trees

Racing to Save the Last American Gopher Wood Trees

A dedicated team of scientists from the Atlanta Botanical Garden and local volunteers in the Florida Panhandle is racing to save the 750 or so “gopher wood” trees that remain in the U.S. According to Earther, religious scholars have long searched for the tree that Noah used to construct his arc — Genisis 6:14 says it was from “gopher wood.”

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One Tall Thing:  Tallest Tropical Tree Found In Borneo

One Tall Thing: Tallest Tropical Tree Found In Borneo

National Geographic broke the story yesterday that a team of researchers from the U.K. this week found the world’s first 100-meter tall tropical tree in the forests of Sabah, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo.  To put it in perspective, if this tree was laid on the ground it would be longer than […]

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One Spring Thing: Peduncle Elongation In DC!

One Spring Thing: Peduncle Elongation In DC!

We had so many chuckles yesterday — with Senator Lee and his GND posters, not to mention all the hilarious responses — but this tweet humorously reminded us to look up, and stop and see the cherry trees. Nothing means spring in DC like these delicate pink flowers breaking out everywhere.  So, by all means […]

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Forests are becoming slow to recover after wildfires

Forests are becoming slow to recover after wildfires

Wildfires across the Western United States have been made more intense and more frequent due to climate change and now a team of researchers from the University of Montana, the University of Colorado and the U.S. Forest Service have found evidence suggesting that low-elevation forests have been facing difficult recoveries after forest fires also as […]

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These Beetles Have No Fans

These Beetles Have No Fans

Don’t be fooled by its beautiful green coat, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a menace that is wiping out ash trees in thirty-five states one way or another.   The Washington Post reported that  “Loggers in snowy forests are cutting down ash trees like there’s no tomorrow, seeking to stay one step ahead of a […]

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Your TP may be causing the destruction of Canada’s forests

Your TP may be causing the destruction of Canada’s forests

A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Stand.earth called “The Issue with Tissue” reveals that Americans use three rolls a week and our preference for super soft tp is destroying Canada’s boreal forests and causing widespread environmental damage. 

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