ScienceDaily reports Beech trees are dying, and nobody’s sure why: Intense effort underway to find culprit behind rapid disease spread A confounding new disease is killing beech trees in Ohio and elsewhere, and plant scientists are sounding an alarm while looking for an explanation. Researchers and naturalists in northeastern Ohio report on the emerging ‘beech […]

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Note: this post, while published, is a work in progress, as are all posts in this series, My Photo Life List. My goal is to photograph every species of bird that is seen on a regular basis here in Michigan, working from a list compiled by the Michigan chapter of the Audubon Society. This will be […]

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A report by Shreya Dasgupta for Mongabay. On Grand Bois, an isolated mountain in southwestern Haiti, researchers and conservation groups have carved out the island nation’s first ever private nature reserve. The new reserve overlaps with the Grand Bois National Park declared by the Haiti government in 2015, and covers about 5 square kilometers (2 square […]

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By: Jennifer Martinez as published on Fox 10 Phoenix “This is the second time that our facility has been shot at…” PHOENIX (FOX 10) — There were some scary moments for volunteers with the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group, after they say they were shot at Sunday. Sheriff’s officials are investigating, but volunteers are […]

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