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California wildfires threaten giant sequoias

Some of the world’s largest trees are at risk after the fires were sparked by lightning last week.
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Climate

Climate change, logging collide - and a forest shrinks

Looking down a hillside dotted with large stumps and nearly devoid of trees, a pair of retired U.S. Forest Service employees lamented logging policies they helped craft to deal with two harbingers of climate change - pine beetles and wildfires.

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Climate

California tree nursery sees surging demand for trees after wildfires

Severe wildfires can turn a dense forest into a barren, charred landscape. And to restore the forest, property owners may need to plant a lot of young tree seedlings.

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Good News

The invasive emerald ash borer has destroyed millions of trees – scientists aim to control it with tiny parasitic wasps

Biological control strategies curb pests using other species that attack the invader. A biologist explains why it can take more than a decade to develop an effective biological control program.
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Justice

How Black foragers find freedom in the natural world

Foraging has opened their eyes not just to the possibilities of new food sources, but to the legacy of land separation.
yaleclimateconnections.org
Climate

Many cities want to plant trees. Why are some residents reluctant?

To help limit climate change, the city of Pittsburgh intends to plant 100,000 new trees by 2030.

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Climate

What technology could reduce heat deaths? Trees

At a time when climate change is making heat waves more frequent and more severe, trees are stationary superheroes: They can lower urban temperatures 10 lifesaving degrees, scientists say.
Justice

Ian Leahy, Yaryna Serkez: Since when have trees existed only for rich Americans?

Trees protect cities from extreme heat. But in most places, only the rich enjoy them.
thehill.com
Justice

First nationwide study of trees finds US needs 522M new trees to fight inequality

The U.S. got its first grade measuring the state of its trees across dozens of major cities, analyzing tree coverage trends in a bevy of neighborhoods.

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Justice

Cleveland’s plan for climate justice could be a model for the rest of the country

The city seeks federal support in order to address its top climate action priorities: “housing, transit and trees,” NPR reports.
Justice

Los Angeles confronts its shady divide

A lack of tree cover in low-income areas has left many residents especially vulnerable to rising heat. It's a legacy of the city's design—and its history of racist policies.

Climate

Yes, trees can migrate. This ‘shotgun scientist’ is learning how

As their native habitats become inhospitable, tree ranges shift, slowly, to areas they can thrive. But climate change is disrupting the process, scientists say.

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Toxics

In Pennsylvania, agroforestry holds a key to cleaning up waterways and Chesapeake Bay

Scientists and regulators in Pennsylvania are working with farmers to plant trees along streams in the state, in an effort to reduce the level of pollutants entering the water.

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Toxics

Grim western fire season starts much drier than record 2020

As bad as last year's record-shattering fire season was, the western U.S. starts this year's in even worse shape.

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Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

Alabama PFAS manufacturing plant creates the climate pollution of 125,000 cars

The manufacturing plant responsible for PFAS-coated fast food packaging pumps out loads of a banned ozone-depleting compound along with "forever chemicals."

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

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