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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...

Logging Affects Forests Ability to Regenerate in Canada

Long-term damage from logging hits ability of Canada's forests to regenerate The Guardian December 4, 2019 Leyland Cecco Canada’s logging industry has a larger and more damaging impact on forest health than previously thought, a new report has found, casting doubt on...

NPR’s Short Wave Podcast Mentions Campaign

On 20 December 2019 NPR's Short Wave podcast released the episode "What Happened to the American Chestnut Tree?" The campaign's opposition to the genetically engineered (GE) American chestnut is mentioned at the following time stamps: 11:22 "In March, two members of...

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...

Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Tree: A Risk Not Worth Taking

Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Tree: A Risk Not Worth Taking

Moms Across America November 23, 2019 Theresa Church and Ruddy Turnstone While the season of “chestnuts roasting on an open fire” is upon us, the public comment period for the genetically engineered American chestnut (GE AC) is imminent. The request to commercialize...