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David H. RoperJohn 14:15–27Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. John 14:27We have an ancient cherry tree in our backyard that had seen …

Evangelical Christianity

Amazon Gold Rush Continues to Decimate Peru's Rain Forest

Despite government efforts, mining has expanded into protected areas


West Virginia forestry chief against agency transfer

The director of the West Virginia Division of Forestry says the division shouldn't be transferred to the Department of Agriculture, a move promoted …


Educators: What To Do About The G Word (#Gifted)

logo courtesy of The G Word film<p>You don’t have to use the G Word.<p>Even though, let’s face it, you use it for athletes, artists and your quirky Aunt …

Oregon State University

How will your garden grow?

Winter is coming, and to ensure your garden's success next spring, there are a few basic tasks to take care of, from pruning trees to preparing the soil<p>This is no season for gloomy thoughts about the garden. It's the time to look forward to ensure a brilliant garden for next spring.<p>First principle: …


How wireless sensors could help fight forest fires

A wireless sensor network to monitor and help tackle forest fires has been developed at the University of Westminster.<p>The sensors are part of a European-wide firefighting research project and tested on fires in Greece, Spain and Israel.<p>BBC Click finds out more.<p><b>See more at</b> Click's website <b>and</b> …


Government terminates ‘Tree Day’ campaign

At a regular session Tuesday the Government decided to terminate the ‘Tree Day’ campaign due to the poor effects of its implementation for the last …

This Rain Forest Holds Half of Australia's Plant Species

Australia's Gondwana Rainforests protect more than 200 rare or threatened plant and animal species.<p><b>Site</b>: Gondwana Rainforests of Australia <b><br>Location</b>: New South Wales and Queensland, Australia <b><br>Year Designated</b>: 1986 <b><br>Category</b>: Natural <b><br>Criteria</b>: (viii), (ix), (x) <b><br>Reason</b>: The protected areas include the …


The world's largest reforestation effort in history is underway

The largest tropical reforestation effort in history aims to restore 73 million trees in the Brazilian Amazon by 2023.<p>The multimillion dollar, …


House approves bill to speed logging to combat wildfires

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to deadly wildfires in California and the West, House Republicans on Wednesday passed a bill to allow faster approval for logging and other actions to reduce the risk of fire in national forests.<p>The House voted 232-188 to loosen environmental regulations for …

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73 million trees strong: The largest-ever tropical reforestation effort is underway

With many people referring to this fall as “hotumn,” and the effects of global warming becoming more apparent with each passing headline, it’s high …


GOP bill aims to speed logging to combat wildfires

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are targeting environmental rules to allow faster approval for logging and other actions in national forests in response to deadly wildfires in California and the West.<p>Lawmakers are set to approve a bill to loosen environmental regulations for forest-thinning …

U.S. Politics

Sustainability crisis brews in EU forestry | Nature

Altmetric: 27<p>More detail<p>Correspondence<p>Forestry: Sustainability crisis brews in EU forestry<p>Janne S. Kotiaho<br>• , Markku Ollikainen<br>• & Jyri Seppälä<p>Climate …


Wildfires in Portugal: An overview

Pray for Portugal has been trending all over social media helping the small southern European country gain global attention. Sadly, wildfires in this …


B.C. lumber trade down 14 per cent in 2017 amid worst wildfire season

Damage that the worst forest-fire season in B.C. has done to the province’s forest industry is showing up in trade statistics that show overall …

Italy: tackling forest fires

Firefighters tackle forest fires in the north of Italy in the early hours of the morning. The blazes have forced hundreds of people from their homes around the Val di Susa and Varese areas.<p>Croatia has sent two planes to help dump water onto the flames.<p>More news on


Assessing The Damage To Puerto Rico's Rain Forest

The trees in the El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico were raked bare by Hurricane Maria. Grizelle Gonzalez from the International Institute of Tropical Forestry talks with NPR's Melissa Block.<p>Transcript<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:<p>In Puerto Rico, the trees in the once-lush El Yunque National Forest …


An Ode to the Stihl Pro Universal Forestry Axe

My transition from full-on dirtbag to stand-up working man was a gradual one. After living in my truck and on couches for two years, I moved to my friend Margaret’s farm in Phoenix, Oregon, where I traded labor for housing in an aluminum trailer and as many eggs, vegetables, and raspberries as I …


Primordial fossils of Earth's 1st trees reveal their bizarre structure

Earth's first trees had hundreds of tree-like structures within them, making them exceedingly more intricate than the insides of modern trees, a new study finds.<p>Researchers made the discovery after studying the fossils of 374-million-year-old trees found in northwest China. The fossils showed that …


Axel Flóvent goes pure pop on infectious new ode “City Dream”

Icelandic singer/songwriter Axel Flóvent has lifted the lid on sleek, shimmering new pop single "City Dream".>

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Fossils from the world's oldest trees reveal complex anatomy never seen before

The first trees to have ever grown on Earth were also the most complex, new research has revealed.

National Academy of Sciences

Forest Fires Stoke Record Loss in World Tree Cover

Wildfires contributed to global tree cover loss equivalent to the size of New Zealand in 2016

Climate Change

The World’s First Trees Were More Structurally Complex Than Trees Today

Life that arose from Earth’s primordial soup hundreds of millions of years ago was usually simple compared to the highly evolved creatures that exist …


APRIL can resume Indonesian forestry operations: environment ministry

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Asia Pacific Resources International Ltd (APRIL) can resume forestry operations at its Indonesian pulp and paper subsidiary, government officials said on Tuesday, amid a dispute over environmental rules.<p>APRIL halted forestry operations at PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP) …


One Simple Signal Sets Off a Complicated Frog Journey

South American poison frogs are known to most people for their poison — and their brilliant colors. But in almost all species, the poison frog carries tadpoles on its back to a rain forest pool for their final growth stage.<p>One species, Allobates femoralis, may or may not be mildly poisonous, and …


Forest fires contributed to record global tree cover loss

A sharp increase in forest fires stoked record losses in global forest cover equivalent to the area of New Zealand in 2016, a Global Forest Watch …

Climate Change

Portuguese Government Faces Backlash Following Deadly Forest Fires

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment.</b><p>Just over a week ago, forest fires raged across northern and central Portugal. More than 40 people have been reported dead in the recent fires, which took several days to completely extinguish.<p>For Portugal, this is the second deadliest forest …


CO₂ benefits of regrowing forests nothing to sniff at | Ars Technica

Land use shifts could provide over a third of our needed emissions cuts.<p>It’s a common suggestion that we should just plant trees to suck CO2 out of …


New Brunswick officials warn about dry conditions, potential for forest fires

Fire officials in New Brunswick have issued a stern warning for people venturing anywhere near the woods.<p>“(There’s a) big potential for fire and just …


Yes, climate change fuels forest fires — but that's not the only factor

Wildfires have devastated forests and communities around the world this year. Climate change is certainly to blame — but it's not the only reason. …

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