Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned
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Speaking for the trees: hope, despair and regrowth in Tasmania's charred forests
Guardian 12 March 2017
Large parts of the Tarkine wilderness – the biggest tract of temperate rainforest in the southern hemisphere – burned in the fires of 2016.
Author Ben Walter visited the region and found devastation, and hope.
Can tree rings predict volcanic eruptions?
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research
9 March 2017
Scientists made a surprising discovery on their mission to find better indicators for impending volcanic eruptions: it looks like tree rings may be able to predict eruptions,
Teenager Is on Track to Plant a Trillion Trees
National Geographic 7 March 2017
Starting his project as a nine-year-old, Felix Finkbeiner aims to restore the world’s forests.
Hundreds of previously undiscovered ancient oak trees found in English countryside
Independent 3 March 2017
Scientists discover England has more ancient oak trees than rest of Europe put together
Foreign beetles destroying Japan's famed cherry blossom trees
Telegraph 2 March 2017
Japan's iconic cherry blossoms, which bring millions of tourists to the country each year, are under attack from a foreign species of beetle that experts fear could decimate trees across the nation.
Cool insights for a hot world: trees and forests recycle water
Forest-driven water and energy cycles are poorly integrated into regional, national, continental and global decision-making on climate change adaptation, mitigation, land use and water management. This constrains humanity’s ability to protect our planet’s climate and life-sustaining functions. The substantial body of research we review reveals that forest, water and energy interactions provide the foundations for carbon storage, for cooling terrestrial surfaces and for distributing water resources. Forests and trees must be recognized as prime regulators within the water, energy and carbon cycles.
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