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Trees are crucial to the future of our cities

(Photo:For her research, Carly Ziter biked around Madison with a small weather station strapped to the back of her bike. The sensor on her bike marked her location and took an air temperature reading every single second as she rode,… read more “Trees are crucial to the future of our cities”

The surprising role of northern trees

25 – 50% of a living tree is water, depending on the species and the season. Until recentlythe water in the trees was seen as insignificant but resent work of thje university of Fairbanks (Alaska, USA) has shown that this… read more “The surprising role of northern trees”

Protect the last of the wild

Global conservation policy must stop the disappearance of Earth’s few intact ecosystems, warn James E. M. Watson, James R. Allan and colleagues in Nature  31 oktober 2018 A century ago, only 15% of Earth’s surface was used to grow crops… read more “Protect the last of the wild”

How an Invasive Bee Managed to Thrive in Australia

The Asian honeybee should have been crippled by low genetic diversity, but thanks to natural selection it thrived. uIn the famous case of Darwin’s finches, natural selection acts decisively, elevating a trait in the population, weeding it out, or simply… read more “How an Invasive Bee Managed to Thrive in Australia”

Environmentally friendly farming practices used by..

PULLMAN, Wash. – Nearly one-third of the world’s farms have adopted more environmentally friendly practices while continuing to be productive, according to a global assessment by 17 scientists in five countries. The researchers analyzed farms that use some form of… read more “Environmentally friendly farming practices used by nearly 1/3 of world’s farms”