Researchers find that trees are undergoing a longer growing season as a consequence of climate change.
Nothing, not even the creation of huge plantations of trees to absorb carbon dioxide, is a viable alternative to drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.
Researchers calculate the huge environmental and economic benefits to taxpayers of the trees that line many streets in California’s cities and suburbs.
Research identifying survival traits in different tree species could prove vital in helping reduce the massive losses caused by heat extremes as the world warms.
Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy argues that recent events have shown that the Jewish state has pity for only the Jews; scientists have found a possible explanation for conservative outrage over women having sex lives; meanwhile, an Ebola outbreak spread in large part due to deforestation. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Brazil's Bizarro Sarah Palin, former Environment Minister Marina Silva, has just resigned from the ruling Worker's Party in protest of the party's neglect of environmental concerns. The move by Silva, a popular rain forest activist who had been a 30-year party member, is also believed to be an attempt to ramp up support for a run at the presidency next year.
Just in time for Earth Day, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to announce on Sunday 127 environmental proposals, including a plan to add a million trees to the city over the next 10 years. With an EPA you have to sue in order to see enforcement, it's no wonder local leaders of all political stripes have increasingly taken on environmental regulation themselves.