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Northern Arizona University

When trees are stressed, can they tell us? – Northern Arizona University

We know trees get stressed. What if they could tell us when they’re stressed?  A new project from NAU aims to build a system using satellites and instruments on the International Space Station that will track in near-real time when trees are stressed either because of lack of water or a bark beetle infestation and


US inventory: old forests cover area larger than California – Associated Press

Photo: Old growth Douglas fir trees stand along the Salmon river Trail on the Mt. Hood National Forest outside Zigzag, Ore. The Biden administration has identified more than 175,000 square miles (453,000 square kilometers) of old growth and mature forests on U.S. government land and plans to craft a new rule to better protect the


House approves bill to help West fight wildfires, drought – Associated Press

Photo: A firefighter extinguishes flames as the Oak Fire crosses Darrah Rd. in Mariposa County, Calif. The House on Friday approved wide-ranging legislation aimed at helping communities in the West cope with increasingly severe wildfires and drought — fueled by climate change — that have caused billions of dollars of damage to homes and businesses


Opinion: Fighting Wildfire With Fire, Lessons From Georgia and Florida – Inside Sources

Did the fire at the end of Walt Disney’s iconic animated movie “Bambi” prejudice the country against forest management with controlled burning? Maybe so. The U.S. Energy Association in February presented a virtual media briefing on the fire threat in the West and the Southwest this year. The prognosis, especially from the weather forecasting company

Climate Change

Climate progress remains elusive for Biden on Earth Day

With a backdrop of flowering trees, it was a setting fit for the signing of major environmental legislation. Even Seattle’s notorious clouds parted as President Joe Biden stepped up to speak Friday. But when he sat down at a small desk with the presidential seal that had been set up for the occasion, there was

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