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The Daily Orange: Genetically Engineered Trees A Risk To Environment

The Daily Orange: Genetically Engineered Trees A Risk To Environment

American chestnut tree in Vermont. Photo: Petermann The newspaper of the State University of NY (SUNY) at Syracuse is The Daily Orange.  SUNY Syracuse's - Environmental Science and Forestry College is home to the American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project,...

One Trillion Trees To Solve The World’s Problems?

One Trillion Trees To Solve The World’s Problems?

Rodolphe Barrangou reveals the nightmare of his CRISPR world. photo: Langelle/GJEP Trees to Solve the World’s Problems? From Genetically Engineered Trees for the Bioeconomy – to the Trillion Tree Proposal and Business for Nature Traducción al Español Tradução para o...

Natural Forests Are Key In Removing Carbon

Natural Forests Are Key In Removing Carbon

Logging devastation in Mapuche Territory, Chile. Photo: Langelle Restoring Natural Forests is the Best Way to Remove Atmospheric Carbon Nature  April 2, 2019 Simon L. Lewis, Charlotte E. Wheeler, Edward T.A. Mitchard & Alexander Koch Keeping global warming below...

Scientists Claim to Engineer Pollution-Free Poplar Tree

Scientists Claim to Engineer Pollution-Free Poplar Tree

GE Trees Protest in Myrtle Beach. Photo: GJEP (2016) Poplar plantations are known to emit a chemical called isoprene that contributes to air pollution. Researchers claim they have genetically engineered a new poplar tree that eliminates isoprene production, but offer...

Planting Trees is Only a Good News Story if it’s Done Right

Planting Trees is Only a Good News Story if it’s Done Right

Ancient Araucaria forest in Chile. Photo: Petermann, 2004 The Guardian December 25, 2019 Bibi van der Zee A few years ago I went to the Kilombero valley in Tanzania to find out why the elephants there had disappeared. It was still beautiful; a long, green plain with...

The Washington Post Runs Article on the American Chestnut

Blight wiped out the American chestnut. Parallel efforts are close to bringing it back. The Washington Post December 18, 2019 Adrian Higgins It is hard to overstate the value and cultural importance of the American chestnut tree for those who came before us. The...

Why ‘GE’ Chestnut Trees Should Remain Cloistered

Guest Appearance: Why 'GE' chestnut trees should remain cloistered Finger Lakes Times December 15, 2019 Brian Caldwell of Hemlock Grove Farm WEST DANBY, Tompkins County — Scientists at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse are leading an effort...