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Positive news about trees and the environment (for a change!)

Great wall of trees keeps China’s deserts at bay, called “The Great Green Wall” – a massive belt of trees being planted across China’s arid north -“ has reportedly improved vegetation and dust storms have decreased significantly in the region, compared with other areas. Read the full text of this and other stories at my website, listed below.

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Steam to run one of Procter & Gamble’s largest paper manufacturing plants will soon be created by using peanut and pecan shells, treetops and mill waste such as sawdust. A $200 million biomass cogeneration plant, which is now under construction in Georgia, will significantly increase the Cincinnati-based company’s use of renewable energy.

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Chiefs’ Joint Restoration Projects to have Meaningful Impact on Family-Owned Forests in Oregon’s Elkhorn Mountains and Wisconsin’s Lake Superior watershed, where family forest owners are being engaged to help reduce the risk of wildfire, improve the habitats of threatened fish and animals, ensure clean water, and other critical outcomes.

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U.S. Wildlife Managers Mark Population Rise for Rare Mexican Grey Wolf, which were believed to be all but extinct in the United States in 1998 when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service began reintroducing the animal to its native range. The number climbed to 109 in 2014, marking the fourth consecutive year that the population has risen by at least 10 percent.

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EU Introduces New Rules to Make Cooking Greener. The sale of energy wasting ovens and cooking hobs will be banned across the European Union, beginning Friday. The cumulative savings from the rules across the bloc would run into billions.

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EU Introduces New Rules to Make Cooking Greener. The sale of energy wasting ovens and cooking hobs will be banned across the European Union, beginning Friday. The cumulative savings from the rules across the bloc would run into billions.

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The Treetalker – Environmental news

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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