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Watching Over The Ocean In Kailua, Hawaii

Hui o Ko'olaupoko works with landowners in Windward Oahu to improve and conserve threatened land and to restore the watershed.
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Virginia Seeking Help Collecting Acorns

In an effort to preserve native trees, the Virginia Department of Forestry is asking residents for help in collecting acorns and seeds.

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Virginia Launches News Pesticides Website

Virginia has launched a website to assist homeowners, gardeners and others on the safe use of pesticides.

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'Torture Lab' Kills Trees To Learn How To Save Them

Just how do trees die? It seems like a simple question, but the answer still eludes scientists. And understanding forest ecology is increasingly important as the effects of climate change begin to take root.
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Replanting Trees In New Orleans, La.

Hike For KaTREEna is dedicated to reforesting the city and have helped to plant 13,400 trees since 2006.
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Storm Forces Republicans To Cancel Monday Convention Events

GOP officials abruptly scrapped the first day of their national convention in Tampa, Fla., because of Tropical Storm Isaac.

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Is It Too Late To Defuse The Danger Of Megafires?

Millions of acres of forest in the Southwest are overgrown — and ripe to ignite as climate change intensifies drought and heat. Selective thinning and other efforts aim to reduce the risk of catastrophic fires, but those efforts may not be enough to overcome ever-bigger, ever-hotter fires.

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