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The Treetalker – Environmental news.

Chuck Leavell, piano player for the Rolling Stones, is co-founder of the Mother Nature Network, an online environmental news and information site. His 3,000 acres are used to grow and harvest trees, in an area that is fast becoming wall-to-wall urbanized.
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Plants May Use Language to Communicate with Each Other – Jim Westwood, a professor of plant pathology, physiology, and weed science at the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has discovered a potentially new form of plant communication, one that allows them to share an extraordinary amount of genetic information with one another.

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The Treetalker – Environmental news

Chuck Leavell, piano player for the Rolling Stones, is co-founder of the Mother Nature Network, an online environmental news and information site. His 3,000 acres are used to grow and harvest trees, in an area that is fast becoming wall-to-wall urbanized.
MN-AG787_LEAVEL_FR_20140804180147

Plants May Use Language to Communicate with Each Other – Jim Westwood, a professor of plant pathology, physiology, and weed science at the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has discovered a potentially new form of plant communication, one that allows them to share an extraordinary amount of genetic information with one another.

http://laurajmerrilltreetalker.com

 

 

 

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Environmental News from The Treetalker

Oil Train Rule Cracks Down on Transport of Flammable Materials – Following a host of oil train derailments over the past year, the U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed regulatory changes to improve the safe transportation of large quantities of crude oil and ethanol by rail.

 

Federal Agencies Cut Greenhouse Gases, Increase Renewables – The federal government announced today that it has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent since 2008, the equivalent of permanently taking 1.8 million cars off the road, and that nine percent of federal government electricity is now from renewable sources.

 

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Pop-Up Books Make Environmental Science Easy-Peasy For Kids, by Melissa Pandika, for National Public Radio – “You can teach anything to children if you pitch it at the right level and use the right words,” says Christiane Dorion, a U.K.-based author. Dorion distills hefty environmental concepts into bite-sized, kid-friendly explanations. Along the way, whimsical pop-up spreads — complete with pull-tabs, flaps and booklets ­­— engage even the shortest attention spans.

 

General Mills is tackling climate change, because it’s a threat to the bottom line.The huge corporation released a new set of climate policies that Oxfam says makes it “the first major food and beverage company to promise to implement long-term science-based targets to cut emissions.” The policy states unequivocally that [they recognize] the risks that climate change presents to humanity, our environment and our livelihoods.

 

What I’ve Learned about Food and Sustainability, by Jason Clay, for World Wildlife Magazine

and a Blessed Lammas Day to us all…

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Environmental News from The Treetalker

Oil Train Rule Cracks Down on Transport of Flammable Materials – Following a host of oil train derailments over the past year, the U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed regulatory changes to improve the safe transportation of large quantities of crude oil and ethanol by rail.

Federal Agencies Cut Greenhouse Gases, Increase Renewables – The federal government announced today that it has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent since 2008, the equivalent of permanently taking 1.8 million cars off the road, and that nine percent of federal government electricity is now from renewable sources.

Read more about all these storieshttp://laurajmerrilltreetalker.com

christiane_ozy-6_custom-756e5e298469767c2f15f8b6b0fa968fe26dfea3-s40-c85

Pop-Up Books Make Environmental Science Easy-Peasy For Kids, by Melissa Pandika, for National Public Radio – “You can teach anything to children if you pitch it at the right level and use the right words,” says Christiane Dorion, a U.K.-based author. Dorion distills hefty environmental concepts into bite-sized, kid-friendly explanations. Along the way, whimsical pop-up spreads — complete with pull-tabs, flaps and booklets ­­— engage even the shortest attention spans.

General Mills is tackling climate change, because it’s a threat to the bottom line.The huge corporation released a new set of climate policies that Oxfam says makes it “the first major food and beverage company to promise to implement long-term science-based targets to cut emissions.” The policy states unequivocally that [they recognize] the risks that climate change presents to humanity, our environment and our livelihoods.

What I’ve Learned about Food and Sustainability, by Jason Clay, for World Wildlife Magazine

and a Blessed Lammas Day to us all…

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New Stories on The Treetalker

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How Environmentalism Can Help Stop Eboladeforestation is making the situation worse by bringing humans in contact with the animals that carry the virus, since loss of habitat leaves them with nowhere to go.

 

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Moose Drool Detoxifies Fungus – Moose and reindeer saliva can help slow the growth of a toxic grass fungus, and subsequently make it less toxic for them, alowing the animals to graze on the grass without negative effects.

 

Wasp Recruited to Fight Invasive Beetle – U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers have released tiny parasitic wasps in forests in Maryland to attack the emerald ash borer, an invader from China that is devastating forests across the Northern United States.

 

Surfboard Builder Finds Gold in Albizia Wood – Gary Young turns the wood of an invasive species into light, strong surfboards.

 

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