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Illegal Weed Can Be Worse for Forests than Logging

Though logging has a greater overall impact, growing pot can be even more destructive on a per-unit-area basis, according to a recent study.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.3.17
outer limits

Bugs Are the Worst Part of Going Outside and Climate Change Is Making It Worse

Bug spray will soon be as ubiquitous as sunscreen. Long sleeves in hot weather will lose their dorky reputation.
Rosemary Westwood
10.24.17
genetic sequencing

One of Earth's Largest Living Organisms Is About to Have Its Genome Sequenced

Scientists will sequence the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.
Kate Lunau
9.26.17
painting

Hundreds of Colorful Painted Trees Protest Illegal Logging in Romania

Mihai Topescu and a team of volunteers are covering the Dumbrava Forest in all the colors of the rainbow.
Nathaniel Ainley
7.11.17
Tonic Talks

I Dodged the Gene That Took My Mother's Life

And now I spend my career advocating, pole vaulting and log rolling.
Jordan Rosenfeld
4.3.17
Praying for Rain

Trump’s Pick for Ag Secretary Is Already Facing Criticism from Conservationists

As agriculture secretary, Sonny Perdue would also oversee 193 million acres of national forests.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.14.17
Europe

How Romania Is Using Satellites to Stop Loggers Leveling Its Fairytale Forests

The new system allows the public, journalists, and businesses to track the entire system and easily identify illegal activity.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.9.16
vancouver

How Mushrooms Could Help Replenish Forests After Clearcut Logging

Mycologists on Cortes Island are making the case to end the practice of slash burning in B.C. forestry.
Daniel J. Pierce
11.24.16
Mining

Yosemite National Park Used to Be 30 Percent Bigger

Since the early 1900s, one-third of Yosemite National Park has disappeared.
Sarah Emerson
8.25.16
environment

'War of the Woods’ Over a Massive Canadian Rainforest Ends With a Peace Agreement

In the 1990s, only five per cent of the Great Bear Rainforest was protected from logging. Now, after a boycott campaign, it's 85 per cent.
Jake Bleiberg
2.2.16
environment

There's a Fight Brewing Over a Really Important Forest in Canada

A longstanding dispute over the largest undisturbed boreal forest on earth began to heat up this week when 13 American environmental groups wrote the governments of Ontario and Quebec urging them to support new conservation efforts.
Jake Bleiberg
1.15.16
environment

Suicides and 'Shorter, Bleaker' Lives Plague Indigenous Groups Around the World

The Guaraní-Kaiowa indigenous people of southern Brazil report a suicide rate 34 times higher than the national average.
Eva Hershaw
1.8.16
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