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Why We Need to Help Save Longleaf Pine Forests

At one point in time, longleaf pine forests in the United States stretched 90 million acres, from Virginia to Texas--but fire suppression, agriculture and development combined to devastate this critic…

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In Case You Forgot, Forests Are Awesome…

President Obama made history when he endorsed a new EPA rule that would (finally) crack down on some of the worst polluters in America: dirty power plants. While the proposed rules are far from perfec…

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Are We Ready for Genetically Modified … Trees?

That's right, it's more than just corn and soybeans. Scientists are now considering the genetic modification of trees. What need is there to modify a tree, you ask? Well, in an effort to grow more "su…

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10 Reasons to be Thankful for Forests

As you gather with family and friends to enjoy a hearty meal and a flurry of holiday events, your plans are probably focused inside -- seated around a table, in front of the television watching the bi…

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Inspiring Forest PSA by School Chorus (Video)

By Michael Graham Richard, TreeHugger The National Forest Foundation has launched a new campaign to raise awareness among Americans, and get them involved in protecting national forests and gr…

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Extinction Rates Soar in Brazil’s Fragmented Forests

By Stephen Messenger, TreeHugger While much is made about pervasive threats faced by Brazil's Amazon Rainforest (and rightfully so), the nation is home to another biologically diverse region that'…

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New Conservation Service Corps Will Combat Unemployment

By Mary Ellen Ardouny, TreeHugger The latest jobs report from the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics has given Americans little hope to believe that our country will emerge from its …

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8 Incredible Endangered Landmarks (Slideshow)

  Whether because of natural disasters or mismanagement, tourism or deforestation, neglect or pollution, several of the world's most precious landmarks are facing serious threats to their surv…

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8 of the World’s Most Incredible Forests

  There's something special about forests. It's a glimpse, perhaps, into what our world looked like for eons. Though so many of these precious ecosystems have been gobbled up by human expansio…

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What Do Kids Think of The Lorax?

by Sarene Marshall, The Nature Conservancy We are a family of quite dedicated Dr. Seuss fans – when my husband and I got married and combined our book collections, we discovered we owned two copies…

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