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Lab grown wood could be the answer to deforestation

A wood-like substance grown artificially in the laboratory may provide a material equivalent to wood and one which can address the downsides of wood protection – deforestation.

For Madrid's trees, record snowfall leaves deep wounds

Madrid - High among the treetops the sound of a chainsaw rings out and a huge branch comes crashing down as Madrid's forestry engineers move from tree to tree, repairing the damage from the record snowfall seen in January.

Million-tree mission hopes to fix reforestation flaws

Joensuu - It's an environmental policy embraced by heads of state, multinational businesses and even leading climate sceptic Donald Trump: plant more trees to help the planet and slow global warming.

Oak trees take root in Iraqi Kurdistan to help climate

Arbil - Delband Rawanduzi spoke softly to her oak seedlings, as if willing them to grow fast and repopulate forests in Iraqi Kurdistan depleted by war, illegal logging and fires.

Trees bulldozed to make way for refugee shelters in Sudan

- Bulldozers are tearing down trees by the dozen to make way for shelters and provide firewood for refugees from Ethiopia's Tigray conflict at Sudan's Um Raquba reception camp.

Secret mission saves Australia's 'dinosaur trees' from bushfires

Sydney - A secret operation by specialist firefighters has saved the world's last stand of Wollemi Pines, a pre-historic species known as "dinosaur trees", from Australia's unprecedented bushfires, officials said.

Secret mission saves Australia's 'dinosaur trees' from bushfires

Sydney - A secret operation by specialist firefighters has saved the world's last stand of Wollemi Pines, a pre-historic species known as "dinosaur trees", from Australia's unprecedented bushfires, officials said.

Image analysis and AI tech used to study branches

The technologies of artificial intelligence and machine learning are being used by botanists to study plant structures, particularly the variations in branching. The technology can assist with agricultural improvements.

Instead of trees, this startup is making paper out of stone

Tokyo - Nobuyoshi Yamasaki's TMB Co. doesn't use trees to make paper. Instead, it uses limestone, which he says is almost inexhaustible.

Why the answer is not to plant more trees

Growing plants and trees is not sufficient to counteract emissions from burning fossil fuels, according to a new study. This is because the plantations would need to be so large they would not be economically viable.

Italy goes bananas over tropical trees next to Milan Duomo

Rome - The sudden appearance of a cluster of palm trees next to Milan's famous cathedral has sparked a row over the use of non-native plants beside an iconic Italian landmark.

New wind power generator uses trees as inspiration

Scientists have developed a system that is based on the branches and leaves of a cottonwood tree. The device produces energy as its artificial leaves sway in the breeze, harnessing wind power to generate electricity.

Bangladesh plants million trees to cut lightning toll

Dhaka - Bangladesh has begun planting one million palm trees nationwide to help prevent hundreds of people being killed by lightning strikes every year, a top official said Tuesday.

Strengthening materials through nano-extracts from trees

Could parts of a tree be used to strengthen car bumpers and fenders? Could these biological parts be recycled from trees felled in the rainforest? This idea may seem bizarre but it has the potential to protect cars from bumps and crashes.

Some ash trees could resist deadly fungal disease

Norwich - Some good news for the fight to protect Europe’s ash trees from the disease ash dieback. Several trees have been found to carry a genetic resistance to the pathogen and this may offer hope for protecting future tree populations.

Which areas are most at risk from deforestation?

The Earth has lost the equivalent of 1,000 football fields of forests per hour for the last 25 years, leaving some three trillion trees left. Some parts of the planet are hit more heavily than others.

Ash trees set to become extinct in Europe

The Ash tree is set for extinction in Europe. Ash trees have long-faced two serious threats: fungal disease ash-dieback and an invasive beetle called the emerald ash borer.

Call for a new charter for trees

London - Several environmental and conservation groups are calling for a new national charter to protect trees and woods from the risks associated with development, disease and climate change.

Climate change making it harder for trees to recover from drought

San Francisco - Past studies of drought's impact on forests have always led to the assumption that trees recover almost immediately after a drought ends. But with droughts becoming more common, basic structures in trees will make recovery more difficult.

Earth's 3 trillion trees are falling at an alarming rate

Earth has trillions of trees, including redwoods in California, olive trees in Tunisia, cherry trees in Japan and many more. However, they are falling at a very high rate.

Australians plant 1.2 million trees on National Tree Day

More than 1.2 million trees were planted across Australia on Sunday during National Tree Day. This year's tally brings the total number to over 22 million trees planted by more than 3.5 million participants since the campaign began in 1996.

Southern pines in U.S. doing better than expected

Atlanta - In the U.S., Southern tree farmers have been worried about a spate of unexpected pine tree deaths. University researchers have concluded that the rate of decline will slowdown and that farmers have little to worry about.

Pollution may be good for trees

Washington - Bizarre as it may seem, trees growing in soils known to have a high level of environmental pollutants appear better equipped to fight pests than trees growing in soils with a lower level of pollutants.

Bacteria can be used to manufacture terpenes

Bacteria are a source of terpenes. These are natural compounds used to make drugs, food additives, perfumes, and other useful products. Research indicates that there could be other terpene products, as yet undiscovered, hiding in the genomes of bacteria.

Photo essay: Top 10 new species for 2014

An appealing carnivorous mammal, a 12-meter-tall tree that has been hiding in plain sight and a sea anemone that lives under an Antarctic glacier are among the species identified as the most interesting "new finds" discovered last year.

Red squirrels under increased risk from ‘squirrelpox’

Red squirrels native to the U.K. are being devastated by an insidious pox virus. A new study has found the situation may be worse than previously thought, as the disease appears to have multiple modes of potential transmission.

Some species of crocodiles can climb trees

The belief that you can climb a tree to escape a hungry crocodile has been proven moot by The University of Tennessee that says some species of crocodile can climb trees.

Climb every mountain - but not the trees

Never mind climbing every mountain, or searching high and low.

Couple charged with stealing nearly 2,000 trees

Meadowlands - Quick action from a Minnesota conservation officer prevented a couple from stealing 1,970 trees from Meadowvale county-managed forest land.

Citrus disease takes hold of U.S. fruit trees

A disease affecting citrus fruit trees called citrus greening is spreading across the U.S., according to new data. Scientists are working on a way to minimize the infection.
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Various weeds along the side of a driveway.
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Gray Jays or Whiskey Jacks follow and perch close by when hiking at Strathcona Provincial Park in hopes of catching a snack from the hikers. They are very friendly and will feed out of your hand.
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Tour the Grist Mill heritage building in the Ball's Falls conservation area.
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Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.
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The Thin Blue Line Ride as it travels along a country road on it's route.
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Upper Falls at Ball's Falls conservation area.
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Close-up of the burned trees
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Tree planting is a great way for residents and neighborhood to get better acquainted. Trees enhance the quality of life and provide a richness to concrete urban landscapes.
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Strolls beneath breese-dancing trees and blossoms shift stress from a caregiving gig near Madison, Wisconsin in Spring 2012.
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Strathcona Wilderness Institute center at the Paradise Meadows Trail head across from Mount Washington Alpine Area.
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Will this crow fly through a tower crane on the University of Wisconsin campus?
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A Golden-mantled ground squirrel at the top of Bear’s Hump, Crandell Mountain, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta.
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Fairlands Valley Park with its autumnal beauty, including Norwegian Maple and the gracious Willow
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The Sun seen through an infrared filter on a DSLR.
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