News tagged with wood

Dead trees are alive with fungi

Little research has been conducted to date on fungi that live on dead trees, although they are vital to forest ecology, breaking down dead wood and completing the elemental cycle between plants and soil. Soil biologists from ...

dateJan 10, 2018 in Ecology
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Exposure to wildfire smoke—5 questions answered

Wildfires once again are raging in California – this time in the Los Angeles area, where five fires are currently burning. The fast-moving Thomas fire alone has burned more than 65,000 acres in three days. State agencies ...

dateDec 07, 2017 in Environment
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Wood goes high-tech

Wood could potentially replace petrol in chemistry and concrete in construction, according to studies conducted under the National Research Programme "Resource Wood." They show how precious chemical compounds can be extracted ...

dateNov 07, 2017 in Materials Science
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