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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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Megan Morreale - 9 comments

Climb every mountain - but not the trees

Never mind climbing every mountain, or searching high and low.
In the Media by Alan Baldwin (Reuters)

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.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Bacteria help fruit trees to grow

Scientists have used different strains of fungi and bacteria to promote development and health in trees, which have enabled them to accelerate growth of different species up to 40 percent.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Turks protest for freedom Special

Istanbul - Protests that began earlier this week in Istanbul because of a park threatened by bulldozers have spread throughout Turkey as Turks call for the saving of democracy and not just trees.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 5 comments

Peaches can help with biofuel production

Scientists have managed to use a study of the peach genome to identify genetic aspects of other trees used for biofuels. This is to look for ways to make source materials more efficient for biofuel production.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Dutch elm disease 'mapping' might lead to cure

Scientists have successfully mapped the genes in the fungus that causes Dutch elm disease. This development could help scientists figure out how to prevent the fungus from destroying elm trees in the future.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

A changing of the seasons — Fall to Winter Special

Nashville - As the month of December grows near, and autumn turns to winter, the landscape in and around Nashville, Tennessee begins to change.
Digital Journal Report by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Dying hurricanes over Britain forming gold and yellow autumn hue Special

Across Britain and Ireland, one of the wettest autumns on record has produced vivid green and red colours among its autumn foliage. The inclement weather is a result of decaying hurricanes sweeping over Ireland, Britain and parts of northern Europe.
Digital Journal Report by Kev Hedges

Israel orders removal of 1,000 olive trees from Palestine

Nablus - The olive branch may be a symbol of peace, but Israeli authorities in the West Bank have told Palestinians that one thousand trees must be uprooted.
In the Media by Graeme McNaughton - 2 comments

Drought affected aspens developing into sudden aspen decline

Victor Hugo once wrote, "Science says the first word on everything, and the last word on nothing." Science is now looking at how 50% of the aspen trees are dying off in areas of North America: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
In the Media by Nancy Houser

White-tailed Rudolph & friends chow on $80,000 of Christmas trees

New Hampton - When a herd of deer eat 12,000 Christmas trees off an eight-acre Christmas tree farm in one week, Santa Claus may be lucky to get his cookies and milk this holiday with over $80,000 of damage to a family's 40-year old business.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 5 comments

Developers found guilty of destroying protected trees in UK

Bournemouth - Two developers have been found guilty of destroying protected trees so that they could build luxury homes in the Sandbanks area of the UK.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 4 comments

Auburn official: Reaction to tree poisoning was ‘mostly shock’ Special

Auburn - An Auburn University spokesperson says in an interview that she's seeing a mix of shock and determination on campus following the poisoning of two cherished oak trees. But experts believe “the prognosis is not good” for the oaks.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 1 comment

Alabama Crimson Tide fan arrested for poisoning Auburn's oaks

Auburn - Has a 62-year-old become a botanical assassin in the midst of the heated rivalry between Auburn University and the University of Alabama? Two 130-year-old oak trees on the Auburn campus are not expected to survive "lethal dose" of herbicide.
In the Media by Kay Mathews

Is Wi-Fi making trees sick? Researchers doubt study

Alphen - Radiation from Wi-Fi networks is harmful to trees, causing significant variations in growth, as well as bleeding and fissures in the bark, according to a recent study in the Netherlands.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 6 comments

Researchers find link between city trees and criminal behaviour

Big trees provide shade and improve air quality. But new study insists that they can fight crime as well. Large trees in urban areas are associated with lower crime rates. Conversely, smaller trees around homes were associated with higher crime rates.
In the Media by Subir Ghosh

The Future of Publishing is Wood-Free

The publishing world is changing, and whether in a screen or on the shelf, traditional wood-pulp paper must wave farewell.
In the Media by Kate Padilla - 2 comments

Huge trees upset neighbours of UK man

Plymouth - Residents of a Devon neighbourhood are upset about the size of the trees in front of one man’s house. The 16 Leyland cypress trees planted by David Alvand have reached a height of 35 feet, blocking out sunlight to nearby homes.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 4 comments

New Zealand company's GE tree trials continue to draw criticism

The Soil & Health Association of New Zealand blew the whistle on July 12th, alerting New Zealanders that Scion Research appeared to be preparing to plant a new, non-approved GE tree trial.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing

Urban trees improve health and boost economy

Planting more trees in Britain's towns and cities could save billions of pounds on healthcare and flood defence costs, as well as boost house prices and increase biodiversity, according to a new report from the Woodland Trust.
In the Media by David Masters

At-risk wildlife and habitat protected in birthday gift to Canada Special

Kingsville - In a specially wrapped gift to Canadians for Canada Day, the Nature Conservancy of Canada is announcing the addition of several protected areas to its portfolio, including the Armstrong Property, Essex Forests and Wetlands in Southwestern Ontario.
Digital Journal Report by Colin Beckingham - 2 comments

Downtown Toronto trees, bus shelters removed for G20 security

Toronto - In a move that has many Torontonians scratching their heads, officials in charge of G20 security have ordered that trees in the security zone have to be removed. Bus shelters and garbage cans have also been removed.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 11 comments

Christmas banned at Copenhagen summit

Denmark's Foreign Ministry has banned Christmas and any symbols attached to the holiday during this weeks climate summit in Copenhagen.
In the Media by Kevin Jess - 2 comments

Trees power electrical circuit

University of Washington researchers were able to operate an electric ciruit using only the power they could draw from trees.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 5 comments

CO2:Bad For People, Great For Trees

New findings indicate we may be only able to go so far in cleaning up CO2 emissions. Since our urban trees love the stuff, taking it all away is just not an option. Here's to a happy medium.
In the Media by Lenny Stoute

Herbal Tea is Good For You and Pine Trees, Too

A cup of herbal tea a day will keep lodgepole pine tree-eating beetles away. Not exactly, but almost. Instead of pouring brewed tea around the bases of pines, scientists are giving the trees liberal doses of ground tea leaves.
In the Media by Sandy Sand - 1 comment
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This tree float by PGE symbolizes Oregon s  green  status.
This tree float by PGE symbolizes Oregon's "green" status.
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Trees are showing some vibrant colours as we approach the heart of autumn; the time of Halloween  ni...
Trees are showing some vibrant colours as we approach the heart of autumn; the time of Halloween, nights getting dark early and bonfires.
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Screen grab of an image taken in Westchester County after Hurricane Sandy and posted on Twitter
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Screen grab of an image taken in Westchester County after Hurricane Sandy and posted on Twitter
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A high pressure air mass cleared the sky and chilled the air in southeastern Wisconsin two mornings ...
A high pressure air mass cleared the sky and chilled the air in southeastern Wisconsin two mornings in a row the first week of April 2012.
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The Thin Blue Line Ride as it travels along a country road on it s route.
The Thin Blue Line Ride as it travels along a country road on it's route.
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The last viewpoint of the Bear’s Hump trail in Waterton Lakes National Park  Alberta.
The last viewpoint of the Bear’s Hump trail in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta.
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Ecko Park  Utah
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A park scene
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After a nearly snow-free winter 2011-2012 snow covers Dane County in southeastern Wisconsin one mid-...
After a nearly snow-free winter 2011-2012 snow covers Dane County in southeastern Wisconsin one mid-January day.
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General pictures.
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Part of the fully accessible Centennial Loop found at the Strathcona Provincial Park  Paradise Meado...
Part of the fully accessible Centennial Loop found at the Strathcona Provincial Park, Paradise Meadows Trail Head as it heads back toward the Strathcona Wildlife Institute parking lot.
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Various weeds along the side of a driveway.
Various weeds along the side of a driveway.
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This squirrel rested only a moment amid a light snowstorm in mid-January 2012 in Madison  Wisconsin.
This squirrel rested only a moment amid a light snowstorm in mid-January 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin.
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The Sun seen through an infrared filter on a DSLR.
The Sun seen through an infrared filter on a DSLR.
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Tree bark off and an interesting pattern and colours left on a tree trunk by bark beetles is right t...
Tree bark off and an interesting pattern and colours left on a tree trunk by bark beetles is right to admire.
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General pictures.
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A field and the mountains at the entrance of Waterton Lakes National Park  Alberta
A field and the mountains at the entrance of Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta
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Tour the Grist Mill heritage building in the Ball s Falls conservation area.
Tour the Grist Mill heritage building in the Ball's Falls conservation area.
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General pictures.
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