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Friday, August 29, 2014
From 2008 through 2012, researchers studied forested lands on more than 3,000 areas across New Mexico. Researchers will continue to study New Mexico’s forest health trends and plan to publish updates every five years. “A significant trend we found was an overall increase in tree mortality and decline in tree growth,” said...
Friday, August 29, 2014
Plant waters are rising! Introduced several years ago, coconut water has been big for a while. Maple water is a newer entry and is essentially maple sap, the stuff that normally is boiled down to syrup. Brands include Vertical Water and SEVA. And that’s not the only tree water on the market. There’s also birch water and,...
Friday, August 29, 2014
Today over one-third of all K-12 students in Vermont attend a wood heated school and Vermont is home to the greatest concentration of installed modern wood heating systems in North America. The industry’s growth in Vermont is attributed to a high dependence on expensive heating oil, a wealth of forest resources, a culture...
Friday, August 29, 2014
In the city of Detroit, rainwater does not naturally percolate through soils, instead flowing over land into storm drains and into our Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) system. During these increasingly frequent heavy rains, millions of gallons of water overload the system into storm sewers and basement drains that can cause...
Friday, August 29, 2014
Beijing will plant 66.7 square kilometers of forest in 2015, in a step to guarantee the capital city's water security and improve local eco-systems. The forests will cover areas along Beijing's Miyun Reservoir, the city's major source of drinking water, and the upper reaches of Guanting Reservoir on the Beijing-Hebei...
Friday, August 29, 2014
Swimming pool owners can help scientists track the spread of invasive Asian long-horned beetles by checking their filters. The Department of Environmental Conservation invited pool owners to participate in its third annual Asian long-horned beetle survey, which is wrapping up today. The beetles have killed hundreds of...
Friday, August 22, 2014
Longleaf pine forests now cover 3.3 million acres in the United States, up from a low of 2.8 million acres. Similarly, the acreage of longleaf- dominated forestland has increased to 4.2 million acres, up from 3.9 million acres. While these gains may seem small, this upward trend illustrates the importance of strong science...
Friday, August 22, 2014
Worldwide, more than 5m hectares of jungle are being felled or burned down each year. In some countries, notably Indonesia, the situation is getting even worse. Over time countries trace a “forest transition curve”. They start in poverty with the land covered in trees. As they get richer, they fell the forest and the curve...
Friday, August 22, 2014
Virginia’s ash tree population coule be decimated in the next decade by the emerald ash borer (EAB). EAB was first found in Virginia in 2003 in Fairfax County. The beetle, native to Asia, spread swiftly from Michigan along the interstate, carried in packing materials and firewood. The bug also spreads on its own, along...
Friday, August 22, 2014
Florida State Forester Jim Karels was recognized by the Florida Cabinet this week in appreciation for his leadership during the investigation into the deaths of 19 firefighters in the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona in 2013. “Jim demonstrated true leadership in lending his expertise and experience to the investigation of the...

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