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How Nature Reduces Mental Illness Risk

Have you had your daily dose of trees, flowers and shrubs? No, I donít mean in the form of herbal medicine. Iím referring to spending time communing with nature. Thanks to a new study published in the…

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Can Human Bodies Become Compost?

Our burial practices are generally a taboo topic. We donít like to think about death, least of all how our burials will affect the environment. Unfortunately, burials arenít very sustainable, so letís…

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The Healing Power of Trees

Iíve had the good fortune to live in a wide range of places: in the city, in the rainforest, in the desert, in a canyon, in the mountains, beside the ocean, and numerous other places. I learned a lot …

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10 Ways to Recycle Christmas Trees

In the late 1800s, when decorating a tree for the holidays became popular, evergreens were bedecked with such Earth-friendly decorations as strings of popcorn, gilded nuts and luminous candles. Today,…

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Trees Don’t Need Warning Labels. Adults Need To Relax.

Controversy has erupted over the†fate of a tree at Regina Beach, in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. A child fell out of the tree and broke a leg, and now the municipal maintenance crew has anno…

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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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Amazing Nature: Utah Aspen Grove Is 80,000 Years Old

In the Fishlake National Forest in Utah (pictured above), there is a colony of quaking aspen that is an estimated 80,000 years old, though no individual tree currently alive is anywhere near that age.…

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Organization Harvests 25,000lbs of Fruit From Unloved Trees

By Sami Grover, TreeHugger In April, TreeHugger covered the work of Katy Kolker and the Portland Fruit Tree Project, just one of many community organizations that gleans unwanted or underutiliz…

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Is Your Relationship with Trees on the Rocks?

By Sarene Marshall, The Nature Conservancy Given my work for a global conservation organization and my residence in a neighborhood filled with massive oaks, maples and hickories, it shouldnít be su…

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