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Menopausal Mother Nature

News about Climate Change and our Planet

Trees and Shrubs

Giving Thanks for a Beloved Sugar Maple

The old maple is dying. It faded slowly at first, but last summer it began to go fast, its lichen-covered limbs snapping and falling to the ground, the gray bark covered with dark green moss. It has far fewer leaves….

Her Plan for Putting the World Back Together? Trees.

The only thing we have are stories. We have nothing else. You and I and all of the members of the planet, we have nothing else but our stories. And you either listen to them or you don’t listen to…

What the World Will Lose if Ancient Trees Die Out

Old trees are in big trouble. Whole forests with fire-resistant giant sequoias up to 3,000 years in age have recently gone up in flames. Whole stands of drought-resistant Great Basin bristlecone pine, a species that can reach 5,000 years in…

Tanzania: Micro-Forests Project Launched to Lessen Global Warming Impacts – AllAfrica – Top Africa News

Volunteers from the Ismaili Community have teamed up with technical staff from the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) to establish microforest in Dar es Salaam, an initiative geared to slow down effects of climate change. The project will also be implemented…

Global warming could kill many of the tree species that cool cities – New Scientist

Around three-quarters of the tree and shrub species currently grown in cities worldwide are predicted to be at risk from hotter and drier conditions by 2050 Environment 19 September 2022 By Michael Le Page Central Park, New York City Francois…

Coming Soon to New York: More Trees

Kirsten Luce for The New York Times On one block in East New York, a line of trees, planted in 2009, has grown into a canopy. Neighbors gather for cards, dominoes and barbecue. “When they first came, I could touch…

The Sunday Read: ‘Can Planting a Trillion New Trees Save the World?’

In the past decade, planting trees has come to represent many things: a virtuous act, a practical solution and a symbol of hope in the face of climate change. But can planting a trillion trees really save the world? Visiting…

Admiring the Trees of Paris

As a Paris resident, I scarcely paid attention to the city’s tree-scape until a few years ago, when I stumbled upon an arresting scene of a young man stretched out in the elbow of a low-lying branch of a Japanese…

This 500-Year-Old Tree in California Has a Story to Tell

By Daniel Griffin Graphics by Nathaniel Lash Daniel Griffin is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota where he studies climate and ecosystem change — past and present — through data collected from tree rings. About two hours north…

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