Monthly Archives: January 2019

Forest soil needs decades or centuries to recover from fires and logging

The 2009 Black Saturday fires burned 437,000 hectares of Victoria, including tens of thousands of hectares of Mountain Ash forest. As we approach the tenth anniversary of these fires, we are reminded of their legacy by the thousands of tall … Continue reading

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Climate Change is changing wind patterns and making Ocean waves stronger

Climate change is changing our wind patterns, which is strengthening waves traveling across the earth’s surface. As climate change has gradually heated oceans around the globe, it’s also been making ocean waves stronger and more deadly, according to a new … Continue reading

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Vertical Gardening Ideas for Small Garden and Balcony

A vertical garden is a garden that grows upward (vertically) using a trellis or other support system, rather than on the ground (horizontally). Anything grown on a trellis or even a fence is technically part of a vertical garden. This technique … Continue reading

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We Know Nature Makes Us Happier. Now Science Says It Makes Us Kinder Too

Nature has a profound impact on our brains and our behavior. I’ve been an avid hiker my whole life. From the time I first strapped on a backpack and headed into the Sierra Nevada Mountains, I was hooked on the … Continue reading

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Gardening to extend your life and drop your stress

Dan Buettner has studied five places around the world where residents are famed for their longevity: Okinawa in Japan, Nicoya in Costa Rica, Icaria in Greece, and Loma Linda in California and Sardinia in Italy. People living in these so-called … Continue reading

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Why Kids Need Wilderness And Adventure More Than Ever

These days, our kids’ lives are overscheduled, filled with pressure, and can be pretty intense. School, homework, sports and/or other extracurricular activities fill the week and often consumes many weekends as well. We all can feel like there is no … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from Centuries of Indigenous Forest Management

Over centuries, even millennia, indigenous communities have developed interdependent systems of agriculture and forestry that are uniquely suited to the ecological requirements of the land they inhabit. Yet even today says Charles M. Peters, a curator of Botany at the … Continue reading

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Why Brazil’s New President Poses an Unprecedented Threat to the Amazon

For people concerned about the environment and climate change, U.S. President Donald Trump has proven to be as bad, or worse, than feared. He is in the process of pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement, continues to … Continue reading

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