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Flood Waters Rising Part 2: The Solution

November 10th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Tree-planting is increasingly being turned to as a technique for large scale flood control. In part two of our two-part series, we cover how it's in the best interests for both farmers and conservationists to invest themselves in problem-solving planting: it is healthy for the environment, humans and your pocket-book.Read More

Flood Waters Rising Part 1: The Problem

  • Memphis flood 2011

November 9th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

So-called “hundred year floods” are happening every other decade and costing the United States billions of dollars. Why is this happening? In part one of this two-part series, read about the human impact behind the destruction caused by the Mississippi River.Read More

How to Use Plants and Trees to Make Your Home Sustainable

  • Dogwood

November 8th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

While the types of windows, doors and laundry apparatus you use continues to dominate the sustainable housing conversation, discover ways in which strategically planting trees and plants around your home can help you live in a more sustainable manner.Read More

Forest Digest — Week of October 31, 2016

November 4th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week’s Forest Digest, discover the natural defenses of our world’s oldest organism, explore the rainforests of North America, read about the on-boarding (or lack thereof) of agribusiness to the Paris climate deal and learn about a new method finance gurus are implementing to attract private investors to conservation.Read More

The Best Fall Forests For…

  • Acadia National Forest

November 3rd, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Exploring forests during autumn adds an entirely new dimension to the experience — the breathtaking fall colors. Whether you prefer hiking in the mountains or a city stroll, here are the best locations for your favorite fall recreation activities. Read More
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