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Friday, July 25, 2014
To help feed and shelter migratory birds, a group of migrant women and their children participate in the Patterson Park Audubon Center's Bird Ambassadors program.   The goal is to provide a stopover for neotropical birds migrating from the East Coast to Mexico and Central America for the winter.   "If you think...
Friday, July 18, 2014
The Nature Conservancy, along with PNM, Avalon Trust, Wells Fargo and Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, is launching a new fundraising effort to help thin the Cibola National Forest in an effort to prevent damage to the area’s water supply.The thinning project will take place in a section of the forest near Sandia Park.   The...
Friday, July 18, 2014
Between 2010 and 2012, forest cover in India increased by 2,266 square miles according to the State of the Forest Report 2013 released this month. The UK's Guardian newspaper paints a less rosy picture, however, citing India may be losing quality of its forests. Read the full article and decide for yourself > >  
Friday, July 18, 2014
Florida's aspiring Eagle Scout Orion Leavy, 15, and Mildred Helms Elementary graduate Riley Browne, 11, have taken on separate projects with similar missions: planting hundreds of trees to beautify and add more green to Largo’s landscape. The trees for both projects will come from the city’s tree fund, which businesses and...
Friday, July 18, 2014
Plant biologist Gerald Tuskan of Oak Ridge National Laboratory is studying lignin, a fibrous polymer that helps strengthen plant cell walls. With a tensile strength greater than steel, carbon fiber made from lignin has countless uses. "We can melt it and spin it into carbon fibers," Tuskan said. "Depending on what your...
Friday, July 18, 2014
For their ideas in answering a challenge issued by the United States Department of Agriculture, a team lead by the University of Tennessee was recently awarded a federal grant of more than $200,000.   The project, “Storm Water Goes Green: Investigating the Benefit and Health of Urban Trees in Green Infrastructure...
Friday, July 18, 2014
A wood particle board mill that has been shut down in Athens, Georgia since 2008 will come reopen to produce wood pellets for export.   Waycross-based E-Pellets LLC said it will produce wood pellets at the former Louisiana Pacific oriented strand board plant after acquiring it from the the Nashville-based building...
Friday, July 18, 2014
By Leslie Robertson NASF Photo Fellow Today I headed over to the DNR’s office to meet with Ken Holman, the DNR Community Forestry Director, where we planned out the day. I was also able to meet many of the leaders in the DNR office and say hi, which was great! Our first stop was at Environmental Wood Supply, a biomass...
Friday, July 18, 2014
Five years after the emerald ash borer arrived in Kentucky from the north where it killed more than 25 million trees, the full force of this Asian invader is being felt across the Bluegrass.   From Lexington to Louisville and north to Cincinnati, ash trees are being wiped out from rural landscapes, parks, leafy...
Friday, July 18, 2014
Did you know that well managed natural forests help provide cleaner drinking water to urban communities?   A report by the USDA Forest Service states nearly 80 percent of the nation’s freshwater originates from forestland. That crisp taste of fresh water is made possible by healthy forests, and when forests are...

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