Gary Brady

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This DNA database for trees will help track illegal logging

In the quest to stop poaching of rare trees, regulators are turning to modern investigative techniques: using genetics to prove trees were cut from prohibited areas.<p>On his vacation over Memorial Day weekend, Jakub Bednarek headed into the forest near his home in Leavenworth, Washington, and …

Northern California

3D view of Amazon rainforest canopy

A rainforest canopy can reach 15 to 20 stories high. It’s an ecosystem unto itself. Now – to study drought effects – scientists have made the 1st 3D …

Ecology

Drone giant DJI is building a new headquarters as a 'floating community' with a giant sky bridge

Chinese drone giant DJI is building the headquarters of the future. The company, known for making popular consumer drones, teamed up with Foster + …

Drones

How hot is your neighbourhood? Areas of Perth feel the heat as tree canopies dwindle

The average ground temperatures of different areas of Perth can vary by as much as 9 degrees Celsius, and tree canopy levels have a big influence on …

City Politics

How to protect your trees from invasive insects

Although small, the southern pine beetle cuts a nasty trail. Native to the southeastern United States, the beetle has killed millions of acres worth …

Ecology

Human Health Benefits of Trees

—<br>The activity in the outdoors and interaction with nature’s flora is good for wellbeing.<b>EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental</b> …

Ecology

Tree-killer disease Phytophthora ramorum extends its reach

<b>A disease which has led to the felling of thousands of larch trees in Dumfries and Galloway appears to be spreading, according to forestry experts.</b><p>The Phytophthora ramorum outbreak had been largely confined to the Galloway area.<p>Forest Enterprise Scotland said it now appeared to have spread to both …

Ecology

Researchers study lanternfly's potential to harm grapevines

The spotted lanternfly is starting to sour the grape and wine industries in southeastern Pennsylvania, and research underway in Penn State's College …

Ecology

We Compared the Average IQ Scores in All 50 States, and the Results Are Eye-Opening

Yes, the IQ test is controversial, but it's one of the few consistent metrics we have. Here's how the states compare.<p>People are getting dumber, according to science.<p>There are a lot of theories why IQ tests are falling. Some say it's bad food, poor schools, or obscene amounts of screen time. Others …

College Sports

Please speak for the trees

Regarding the June 11 Metro article “Counting the trees in D.C.’s forest”:<p>It is wonderful that the Urban Forestry Administration and Casey Trees are planting so many new trees, but they will take years to develop. Meanwhile, mature trees are constantly threatened by nature and their urban setting. …

Ecology

Ashes of an industry: A Pennsylvania tradition is dying, one baseball bat at a time

AKELEY, Pa. – Alongside the roadways and power-line clearings that weave through the deep Allegheny Mountain forests here, fallen and defoliated …

Roads

Kids Whose Parents Limit Screen Time Do Worse in College, New Study Shows

You think strict tech rules are helping your kids do better in school but you may be wrong.<p>Pediatricians tell parents young kids shouldn't have more than an hour a day of screen time. Meanwhile tech titans like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were even stricter with their own kids' tech use. Both sets of …

Parenting

How to never have a serious poison ivy rash again

YouTube

4 Things Every Child Needs Before Breakfast

<i>“The way you see [a child] is the way you treat them and the way you treat them is [who] they [will] become.” — </i>adapted a quote from Goethe<p>Most …

Parenting

Climate Change May Be Killing These Millennia-Old Baobab Trees

The Chapman baobab stood for an estimated 1,400 years in Botswana and could be seen from miles around the Kalahari Desert. It died in January …

Ecology

A Spiritual Journey Exploring the Magnificence of Trees

As a young boy growing up in the town of Widnes in northwest England, photographer Michael Kenna discovered a tree at the edge of a field in Victoria …

Trespassing

Science panel says the FAA is too tough on drones

DEVELOPING STORY — This story will be updated as new information becomes available.<p>Science advisers to the federal government say safety regulators …

FAA

Intact forests: Indispensable to the fight against climate change

Oxford, UK, 18-20 June 2018<p>LONDON (12 June 2018) -- A major international conference on "Intact Forests in the 21st Century" will take place in …

Ecology

Imagine losing four Stanley Parks every five years

Went for a walk the other day in a beautiful park to clear my head from this wacky election season and emerged from the woods feeling pleasantly …

Ecology

Africa's Oldest Trees Are Dying, and Scientists Are Stumped

A mysterious killer is claiming the mighty baobab.<p>In South Africa’s Limpopo province, a baobab tree once grew so large and stood so strong that its human neighbors decided to do the obvious: They built a pub insidethe living tree’s thousand-year-old hollow trunk, which measured more than 150 feet …

Nature

Gatineau giving up and will axe all its ash trees

Gatineau has given up on trying to save its ash trees and has contracted with a private firm to cut them all down, sick or not, in the next three …

Ecology

Africa’s strangest trees are stranger than thought—and they’re dying mysteriously

Africa’s baobab tree looks like something from a Dr. Seuss book. When young, the species (<i>Adansonia digitata</i>) is single-stemmed, branchless, and …

Sausages

Modeling Logging’s Impacts on Biodiversity & Carbon in a Hypothetical Forest

Tropical forests are widely celebrated for their biodiversity and increasingly recognized for their carbon sequestration potential. But what’s less …

Biodiversity

Colonialism had such a profound impact on the Earth's eco-balance it can be detected in the planet's air and rocks, scientists say

• <b>UK scientists Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin claim it started in the 16th century</b>• <b><br>They say we began an 'evolutionary experiment' which may continue</b> …

Ecology

Boulder County enlisting public in emerald ash borer battle with adopt-a-tree program

Adopt an ashThose interested in adopting their own ash trees on Boulder County property can apply online at bouldercountyeab.

Ecology

New pheromone insight may help predict mountain pine beetle outbreaks

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have shed new light on how mountain pine beetles produce an important pheromone called …

Pine-killing southern beetle may be more deadly in North

A beetle that has killed millions of acres of pines in southern forests is munching its way north, and new research suggests its tree-killing prowess …

Ecology

A Forest Elegy for the Rapidly Vanishing American Hemlock Tree

Across the Eastern United States, an invasive insect is killing one of the foundation trees of the North American forest. The hemlock woolly adelgid …

How megacities can save megabucks: Plant trees

Trees in urban areas can lower residents' blood pressure, reduce stress and contribute to an overall sense of well-being. But did you know they can …

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