Removing tree canopy to create breeding areas for timber rattlesnakes also brings in predators like hawks and bobcats, research finds.
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"The self-powered sensing system could continuously monitor the fire and environmental conditions without requiring maintenance after deployment."
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Poorly planned tree-planting efforts may risk actually adding to climate change and cutting biodiversity, research on a campaign in Chile finds.
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With the right design, tsunami mitigation parks can help protect against tsunamis without affecting access to coasts, all in a green way.
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Honey bees that live in cities depend on a varied diet of trees, shrubs, and woody vines for food, depending on the season, a new study shows.
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Mangrove trees, which grow in coastal waters and have dense and stable root structures, may be one useful tool for staving off damage from hurricanes.
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A new model could help prevent unintended consequences when researchers use genetic modification on trees for things like biofuel.
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“People have been arguing about whether these long-lived pioneers contribute much to carbon storage... We were surprised to find that they do."
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Though it's been hotly debated for decades, tree rings may pin down the year the Thera volcano erupted over the Minoan civilization.
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