The Issue with Tissue: How the U.S. Is Flushing Forests Away — Natural History Wanderings

But toilet paper’s ubiquity and low sticker price belie a much, much higher cost: it is taking a dramatic and irreversible toll on the Canadian boreal forest, and our global climate. As a new report from NRDC and Stand.earth outlines, when you flush that toilet paper, chances are you are flushing away part of a […]

The Issue with Tissue: How the U.S. Is Flushing Forests Away — Natural History Wanderings

Oaks of Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, U.S. — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye

I’ve always wanted to learn how to identify oak trees. I was amazed to see that we have more than 20 species here in our parish in Louisiana! Most of them are red oaks, the rest white. So much to learn! I’ve made some flash cards to help me get an idea of what to […]

Oaks of Ouachita Parish — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye

Ken Bevis, Wildlife Biologist, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, ken.bevis@dnr.wa.gov Washington is known as the Evergreen State for a reason. We have plenty of conifers gracing our beautiful landscape, including the elegant western redcedar, iconic Douglas-fir, majestic Ponderosa pine and many others deserving adjectives. However, unlike in the eastern U.S., our forests have fewer […]

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Here’s a guest column from Erle C. Ellis, Mark Maslin and Simon Lewis that’s running in The New York Times: One trillion trees. At the World Economic Forum last month, President Trump drew applause when he announced the United States would join the forum’s initiative to plant one trillion trees to fight climate change. More […]

via Focusing on trees as the big solution to #ClimateChange is a dangerous diversion — The New York Times — Coyote Gulch

Human Wrongs Watch 2 August 2019 (UN Environment)* — In a record-breaking day this week, at the Gulele Botanical Garden in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia launched an historic tree planting campaign. Over 350 million trees were planted in an ambitious move to counter the effects of deforestation and climate change. The event is part of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s Green Legacy Initiative. It aimed […]

via Ethiopia Plants over 350 Million Trees in a Day, Setting New World Record — HUMAN WRONGS WATCH

A green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica), killed by emerald ash borer, Hamilton Escarpment. USA/Canada borders (Photo: ©Michael Hunter/via wikipedia) Ash trees may be more prepared to face invasive threats than previously realised. The European ash (Fraxinus excelsior) is a common site in towns, forests and parkland across the United Kingdom. Since the 1990s, ash trees across…

via European ash trees resist devastating insect pest — The Invasives Blog