‘Breathtakingly audacious’ project aims to plant 73 million trees in Amazon

Posted on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 by

  Photo: Bailey Evans/Conservation International An ambitious plan by Conservation International could mean an impressive 73 million new trees will be planted over the next six years in the Brazilian region of the Amazon. Organizers of the multimillion dollar project aim to have the trees planted by 2023. The restoration spans nearly 70,000 […]

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Turkey’s waste management program helps save 25 million trees each year

Posted on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 by

The recycling of paper has been contributing to the economy and preventing the cutting down of almost 25 million trees annually. According to information gathered from Turkey’s Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning, the capacity increase in waste management and recycling activities in Turkey have had a positive impact on welding efficiency. Recyclable waste; […]

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How crowded Barcelona plans to shoehorn in 108 acres of new parks

Posted on Thursday, June 1st, 2017 by

Park Guell in Barcelona is one of the city’s top tourist attractions, and offers a bit of perspective on how tightly packed this ancient-and-yet-totally-modern city really is. (Photo: Luciano Mortula – LGM/Shutterstock) There are few things more romantic than navigating the narrow streets of Barcelona: The layers of history, the ease of getting […]

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Are hedges better at fighting urban air pollution than trees?

Posted on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 by

The British countryside is famed for its hedgerows. According to scientists, cities need more dense lines of shrubs in order to effectively combat automobile-borne air pollution. (Photo: Jenny Brown/flickr) Make no mistake: the temperature-lowering, mood-improving, habitat-providing, air-scrubbing power of urban trees cannot be underestimated. But as far as that last bit — the removal of […]

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Seeing the wood for the trees

Posted on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 by

From the towering kapoks of South America to the sprawling banyans of South Asia, from misty cloud forests to ice-covered pines, forests are some of the most diverse and important ecosystems on Earth. However, as conservationists and foresters try to manage, conserve and restore forests across the world, they often rely on scanty and scattered information […]

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The TreeSisters Million Trees Campaign

Posted on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 by

Restoring Our Forests – One Woman At a Time Women as a Force of Nature, On Behalf of Nature BECOME A TREESISTER We are calling for women to become treesisters by contributing monthly to tropical reforestation. We are planting well over One Million Trees per year, and are now aiming for One Million Trees per […]

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Are Some Forests More Useful Than Others At Stopping Climate Change?

Posted on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 by

LIFE ON EARTH wouldn’t be the same without forests. An estimated 1.6 billion people around the world depend on forests for their livelihood. Forests provide food and timber, preserve water quality and soil fertility, and act as a home for 80% of the planet’s terrestrial species. They also act as the planet’s lungs. Forests produce one […]

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Trees can help UK farming cut emissions

Posted on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 by

Increasing yields produced in UK fields and using the spare farmland to plant trees and restore wetlands could greatly reduce emissions, says a study. Combining this approach with strategies to cut food waste and meat consumption could help the farming sector cut its emissions by 80% by 2050, it adds. Crop and livestock agriculture […]

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What We Can Learn from Trees

Posted on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 by

By Cathy Newman Photographs by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel Every tree tells a story, but some are beyond eloquent, holding memories, embodying belief, marking sorrow. We hold trees in our imagination, where they grow in strange, wonderful ways in forests inhabited by fantasy and also by our fears. In fable and legend, […]

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In the Sierras, New Approaches to Protecting Forests Under Stress

Posted on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 by

Global warming is making the longtime habitat of many trees increasingly inhospitable, for example, while moving the climate conditions for which they evolved to a different place. So as a first step, realignment could include moving climate-stressed populations into more suitable areas within the species’ native range. But computer modeling suggests that livable conditions […]

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