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Positive News Stories from The Treetalker

Positive News Stories from The Treetalker

Scientist has found that inoculating Whitebark pine seedlings with Siberian slippery jack fungus spores increases their chance of survival amid mountain pine beetle and white pine blister rust that has been devastating northern forests. Visit my website for further details on this and the rest of the following stories.

Cathy Cripps

http://laurajmerrilltreetalker.com

Elderly Indian (from India) couple planted and tended 300 trees along a hot dusty road for over a half century. Nice story.

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On the very last day of 2014, the Department of Energy released new energy efficiency standards for linear fluorescent bulbs, in a move that will save monster amounts of energy and money.

and … U.S. appeals court ruled that Federal officials acted properly when they curtailed water extraction from California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to protect fish and Orca species at the expense of farmers and other water users in central California.

An aerial view of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in California

A federal judge on Friday restored U.S. Endangered Species Act protections to gray wolves in the western Great lakes in a decision hailed by wildlife advocates for halting wolf hunting and trapping planned in such states as Minnesota and Wisconsin.   :))

Dietary guidelines released by the government every five years lay out recommendations for healthy eating. Next year’s version may look at what is healthy for the environment, too.  (Good luck on THAT ever happening!)

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4 thoughts on “Positive News Stories from The Treetalker

    • Hi Jet – I appreciate your interest. I just think there’s so much that’s depressing in the news about the environment that it promotes futility and a “why bother” attitude, so I try to find a few stories each week that will give people hope.

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