Stories tagged "Forests"

August 11, 2019

Senator Booker Proposes “Nature-Based” Climate Legislation

Presidential hopeful Senator Cory Booker last week introduced legislation in the Senate to combat climate change through farm conservation, reforestation, and wetlands restoration, The Hill reported.  Entitled “The Climate Stewardship Act of 2019,” if...

July 23, 2019

We Need Trees to Stay Cool But We Keep Losing Them

We wrote last week that trees and forests have an important role to play in fighting climate change and their importance was only underscored by the recent heatwave that much of the east coast experienced. Tree cover can cool cities by as much as 10°F but in the...

June 25, 2019

Pine Forest Restoration in Missouri Pays Off Big

Millions of acres of pine woodlands used to cover a large portion of the Midwest but as humans logged these trees and suppressed natural fires, dense forests with thick leaf litter and tree species that were less fire-resistant took their place–leading to more...

June 24, 2019

Future of Fighting Fires in CA May Be Big Data

The firefighting community in Los Angeles has spent the last 18 months testing a program developed by the WiFire Lab at the San Diego Supercomputer Center that can predict in real time where active fires will spread next, which is particularly important in dense urban...

March 13, 2019

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...

February 28, 2019

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

Toilet paper is an everyday item but also an afterthought for most of us. We have our preferred brand, buy it when we’re out and that’s really about it. But a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Stand.earth called “The Issue...

February 19, 2019

Fighting climate change with trees

Many nations around the world (and multilateral organizations as well) have committed to planting millions of trees to help combat climate change. It makes sense, trees naturally sequester carbon and are still the best “technology” available to suck carbon...

January 14, 2019

Bioengineering may save America’s forests

Scientific American recently reported that U.S. forests are among the most vulnerable in the world to predators and disease, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The report also explained that biotechnology has...

May 22, 2018

Our Daily Planet: EPA’s Deregulation Isn’t Always Smooth Sailing, Northern Arizona Forests Close as Fire Concerns Grow, KY Solar Project on Former Coal MIne Site Stuck in Limbo, Grizzlies Could Be De-Listed Then Hunted, Straw Bans Gaining on the Ground and in the Air, One Cool Thing: Interior Puts “Climate Change” Back into its Risk Report for National Parks 

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