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How cash can promote tropical forest conservation

Paying rural villagers to cut down fewer trees boosts conservation not only while the payments are being made but even after they're discontinued, according to a new CU Boulder study involving 1,200 tropical forest users ...

dateMar 14, 2018 in Environment
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Lack of water is key stressor for urban trees

A study out March 13 finds that urban trees can survive increased heat and insect pests fairly well - unless they are thirsty. Insufficient water not only harms trees, but allows other problems to have an outsized effect ...

dateMar 13, 2018 in Environment
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Increasing tree mortality in a warming world

A mix of factors is contributing to an increasing mortality rate of trees in the moist tropics, where trees in some areas are dying at about twice the rate that they were 35 years ago, according to a far-reaching study examining ...

dateMar 09, 2018 in Environment
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