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How waste wood works for forests

At first glance, they may look lush and green, but many of the nation's forests also are chock-full of brush—often, invasive species and disease-transmitting biomass—just waiting for a spark. "One of ...

Nov 21, 2013
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Beetle bait could help save Alberta pine forests

University of Alberta researchers are closing in on developing an effective bait to get ahead of the destructive spread of mountain pine beetle, which is now killing not only lodgepole pine forests, but also ...

Nov 14, 2013
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Elusive bay cat caught on camera

The world's least known cat has been caught on camera in a previously unsurveyed rainforest by scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Imperial College London.

Nov 04, 2013
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Wytham Woods 'shields local plants'

A recent study has found that forests with dense canopies, including Oxford's Wytham Woods, can partially shield ground-level plants from the local effects of global warming.

Oct 31, 2013
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A functional forest ecosystem is more than just trees

In 2011, the University of Jyväskylä held an academic conference on the ecological restoration of forests. The conference was visited by 53 researchers from 10 European countries. Now the researchers' ideas and discussions ...

Oct 23, 2013
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