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Minnesota Zoo's Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is a walk through time 20.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
More than 5,000 carved and intricately etched pumpkins await visitors to the Minnesota Zoo's first Jack-O'-Lantern Spectacular. Head carver offers home artists tips on creating jack-o'-lanterns.
Did Trump's lumber tariffs make your new house more expensive? 17.10.2018 Philly.com News
In May 2018, the cost of lumber hit its highest price on record, making builders nervous about the rising cost of building a home. How much was passed on to you? Why was there a tariff in the first place? We break down all of your questions here.
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In a leafy New Jersey suburb, a block fights for its sycamores 9.10.2018 Philly.com News
What with extreme weather, disease, pests and aging, street trees have it tough in New Jersey. A repaving project in Haddon Heights may make things even tougher.
Lessons learned from centuries of indigenous forest management 28.9.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Ecologist Charles M. Peters discusses how, in an era of runaway destruction of tropical forests, the centuries-old understanding of indigenous woodland residents can lead restoration efforts.
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Climate change and corporate greed combine to destroy forests with fire and felling 26.9.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Ed Finn The razing of millions of acres of forests by wildfires has been increasing in scale and intensity for the past few decades. This year has set new records for the number of trees and shrubs destroyed by fire -- not just in the United States and Canada, but also in many other countries, including England, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Sweden, Latvia, and North Korea. Wildfires, of course, have been a yearly occurrence in the summer months for centuries. Triggered mainly by lightning, they were nature's way of disposing of dead timber and providing fertile ground for new plant growth. That is still an important natural process, although many conflagrations today are unnaturally caused by human carelessness, such as poorly tended campfires and flipped-away cigarette butts. Far more devastating for the world's forests today, however, are the effects of global warming, mostly caused by the greenhouse gas emissions that emanate from the burning of fossil fuels. One of the detrimental effects of climate ...
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Help for São Paulo’s Complex Water Woes: Protect and Restore Forests 26.9.2018 THE CITY FIX
In 2014, São Paulo nearly ran out of water. Schools closed, crops faltered and reservoirs were left at a tiny 5 percent of their capacity for the city and its surrounding population of 22 million. It was the worst drought in eight decades. ...
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Storms spawned at least five tornadoes in southern Minnesota 22.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The National Weather Service says at least five tornadoes touched down in southern Minnesota on Thursday evening as severe storms raced across the region.
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Sourcing Legally Produced Wood 24.8.2018 WRI Stories
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Tracking Deforestation in DRC's Forest Concessions Is Complicated 8.8.2018 WRI Stories
Tracking Deforestation in DRC's Forest Concessions Is Complicated Comments|Add Comment|PrintRoad near the village of Ilanga in the DRC. Photo by Molly Bergen/WCS, WWF, WRI The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) contains more than half of the remaining Congo Basin rainforest, the second-largest tropical forest on Earth. These forests are increasingly threatened by slash-and-burn agriculture and logging for timber, charcoal and fuelwood. While most logging is carried out by small or... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Radio Helps Niger Farmers Bring Life Back to Their Land 7.8.2018 WRI Stories
Radio Helps Niger Farmers Bring Life Back to Their Land Comments|Add Comment|PrintRestored landscapes now thrive across Niger. Credit: Gray Tappan/USGS Ali Malam remembers what his farm used to look like. Fifteen years ago, his land was dry and barren, and barely produced enough food to feed his family. Now, his farm thrives. Healthy, mature trees dot the landscape, shading his land from the sun. Sakina Mati, another local farmer, has a similar story. Together they have begun sharing their... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana receives environmental offsets from the Ecological Society of America 7.8.2018 EcoTone
NEW ORLEANS, LA. — The Ecological Society of America (ESA) will donate over $17,500  to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) to offset the environmental costs of the Society’s 103rd Annual Meeting, held this year in New Orleans, LA. More than 3,500 attendees convene from across the globe this week to impart, discuss, and share ...
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6 reasons why the practice of silvopasture will help save modern farming 4.8.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The ecological connectivity practice offers benefits to us all.
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Grad student helps Blue Shield of California cross the finish line on solar project 1.8.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Grad student helps Blue Shield of California cross the finish line on solar project
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Once Degraded, West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest Is Restored to Glory 24.7.2018 WRI Stories
Once Degraded, West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest Is Restored to Glory Comments|Add Comment|PrintViews over the Monongahela National Forest in the fall. Photo: Sabin Ray, WRI Every year, 3 million hikers, climbers, fishermen, hunters and nature enthusiasts flock to West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest. Yet not much is known about the extensive restoration efforts that have brought this once-degraded forest back to health. Within a day's drive for half of the U.S.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Storm damage to forests costs billions — here's how artificial intelligence can help 25.6.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
What happens when computer science and forest management meet.
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In Brazil’s Drought-ravaged Caatinga Ecosystem, Small Farmers Know Best 21.6.2018 WRI Stories
In Brazil’s Drought-ravaged Caatinga Ecosystem, Small Farmers Know Best Comments|Add Comment|PrintThe landscape of Caatinga, the semi-arid but extraordinarily biodiverse region of Brazil. Photo by Luiz Fernando Ricci/WRI Brasi Northeastern Brazil’s Caatinga semi-arid region is a living laboratory for the impacts of climate change on a vulnerable, distinctive ecosystem. The Caatinga – “white woods” in the local Tupi language – is a very dry region that is nevertheless extraordinarily biodiverse,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Rainy weather halts growth of 416 wildfire near Durango 19.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
For the first time since it started June 1, the 416 fire did not increase in size Monday, authorities said.
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Tighter harvest limits possible on Lake of the Woods 19.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The DNR is considering new, tighter harvest limits on Lake of the Woods walleye and sauger.
Weekend rains slow but don’t extinguish 416 fire north of Durango 18.6.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Steady weekend rains in southwest Colorado kept the 416 fire from growing much, but the storm wasn't enough to knock it out.
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5 years after Black Forest fire, danger looms 16.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
When Frances Burke's children were young, one of them carved "I love Mom" into the hearth of her wood-burning fireplace.
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