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Moment Factory Creates Stunning Foresta Lumina Night Walk in Quebec

Moment Factory Creates Stunning Foresta Lumina Night Walk in Quebec

The park hosts 28 kilometers of walking trails around the 50-meter (164-foot) deep gorge, as well as the longest suspension footbridge in the world. After dark, visitors to Foresta Lumina can explore an

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INFOGRAPHIC: How America’s Forests can Help to Reduce Our Carbon Footprint

INFOGRAPHIC: How America’s Forests can Help to Reduce Our Carbon Footprint

The EPA recently released their proposed greenhouse gas performance standards for existing power plants, but these standards will require substantial time and investment to implement fully. Supporting and

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Saving the Places We Love: A Call to Action from Geologist Ned Tillman

Saving the Places We Love: A Call to Action from Geologist Ned Tillman

  In a time of rapid climatic shift and lack of political will, the lessons in Ned Tillman’s book Saving the Places We Love: Paths to Environmental Stewardship are imperative for the younger

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Study Shows Christmas Trees Suck Up Super Potent Greenhouse Gas

Study Shows Christmas Trees Suck Up Super Potent Greenhouse Gas

Christmas tree photo from Shutterstock Researchers at Lund University and Stockholm University in Sweden discovered that spruces, pines, and firs are exceptionally adept at absorbing

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Canberra’s National Arboretum & Visitor Centre Protects 100 of the World’s Endangered Trees

Canberra’s National Arboretum & Visitor Centre Protects 100 of the World’s Endangered Trees

Planning for the National Arboretum actually began over 100 years ago when Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin envisioned an arboretum that would include iconic trees from all over the world.

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Cloning Project Could Save Britain’s Oldest and Strongest ‘Super Trees’ from Annihilation

Cloning Project Could Save Britain’s Oldest and Strongest ‘Super Trees’ from Annihilation

Photo via Shutterstock David Milarch wants to clone the UK's biggest, oldest, and most ecologically important trees. The US tree conservationist has embarked on a $3 million project to reproduce and

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12-Year-Old Girl’s Letter to Mayor Helps Save a City Forest in Canada

12-Year-Old Girl’s Letter to Mayor Helps Save a City Forest in Canada

In 2009, 12-year-old Olivia Peters and her mother were out for a walk through a small forest in their hometown of Surrey, British Columbia when they discovered many of the trees there, some nearly a

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China Produces 80 Billion Disposable Chopsticks Per Year, Putting its Forests at Risk

China Produces 80 Billion Disposable Chopsticks Per Year, Putting its Forests at Risk

Photo via Shutterstock For those that aren't very deft at handling chopsticks, now there's a good reason to opt for the reusable fork instead. In the latest news of ecological disaster in China, the

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Rupert Murdoch Accused of ‘Misunderstanding Science’ After Tweeting That Increased CO2 Levels Lead to a Greener World

Rupert Murdoch Accused of ‘Misunderstanding Science’ After Tweeting That Increased CO2 Levels Lead to a Greener World

Rupert Murdoch has been known to use Twitter to voice controversial social and political opinions - and recently the media tycoon made several sweeping statements on climate science. Citing an article in

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Joakim Berglund’s Hurricane Tree Captures Nature’s Beauty and Terror in One Image

Joakim Berglund’s Hurricane Tree Captures Nature’s Beauty and Terror in One Image

In January 2005, a terrible hurricane-force storm swept through Sweden, felling 75,000,000 cubic meters of forest in its wake. Called Gudrun, this monster was even more destructive than the Derecho that

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Eco-Greeting Card Celebrates the ‘International Year of Forests’

Eco-Greeting Card Celebrates the ‘International Year of Forests’

This holiday season, send your friends and family eco-friendly New Year wishes with new greeting cards by Pöko Design. Designer Petz Scholtus created a connect-the-dots New Year card created from

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New Wooden RFID Tags Could Reduce Illegal Logging

New Wooden RFID Tags Could Reduce Illegal Logging

Trees, like animals, get tagged with radio chips: the chips help timber companies keep track of their product and fight illegal logging. Unfortunately, metal RFID chips damage the goods — a problem

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Barcoding Millions of Trees Could Relieve Global Warming

Barcoding Millions of Trees Could Relieve Global Warming

It's a simple idea. While we might not usually think about it this way, tropical rainforests are the world's giant wood store, and just like shoplifters lurk in your local Target, treelifters scheme to

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Is the Housing Crisis Good for the World’s Trees?

Is the Housing Crisis Good for the World’s Trees?

Photo courtesy of Luc Bollen Housing crisis = fewer houses being built = less wood = better for trees, right? Not so fast says a new report published by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization

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