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22

Jul

To fight unemployment, India to plant 2 billion treesA new initiative in India will employ up to 300,000 youths in an effort to improve air quality and provide opportunities to the unemployed.

To fight unemployment, India to plant 2 billion trees
A new initiative in India will employ up to 300,000 youths in an effort to improve air quality and provide opportunities to the unemployed.

08

Jul

laurajmoss:

I pass this sign every day and am ridiculously curious about its origins. #thisusedtobeaforest #Atlanta

laurajmoss:

I pass this sign every day and am ridiculously curious about its origins. #thisusedtobeaforest #Atlanta

04

Jul

Can you identify these trees by their leaves?

15

May

Billboard sucks in pollution and turns it into purified airThis high tech billboard can do the work of 1,200 trees, scrubbing the air of pollutants.

Billboard sucks in pollution and turns it into purified air
This high tech billboard can do the work of 1,200 trees, scrubbing the air of pollutants.

14

May

8 lively crafts made from fallen treesUse every bit of dead trees with these fun DIY projects.

8 lively crafts made from fallen trees
Use every bit of dead trees with these fun DIY projects.

12

May

Simple tree branch water filter removes 99% of E. coliHigh-tech water filters are wonderful. But what if you could go DIY, using just a piece of wood?

Simple tree branch water filter removes 99% of E. coli
High-tech water filters are wonderful. But what if you could go DIY, using just a piece of wood?

19

Apr

Tree tunnels are perfect examples of how nature can be shaped over many years by humans and other external influences. When paths and roads are carved into the ground, nearby trees bend outward into the new patch of light to receive more energy for photosynthesis. This process continues until the tree branches on either side completely overlap, forming a thick ceiling over the pathway beneath.
Take a stroll beneath these 9 natural tree tunnels

26

Mar

Chernobyl trees and leaves barely decomposed, study findsThe irradiated and undecayed leaves are primed for a wildfire that could spread radiation throughout the region.

Chernobyl trees and leaves barely decomposed, study finds
The irradiated and undecayed leaves are primed for a wildfire that could spread radiation throughout the region.

treehugger:

Sailboat-inspired prefab villa hangs from the trees

24

Mar

Pine tree provides scientists with the longest genome everUnderstanding the genetic code of trees can lead to improved breeding, especially for trees used for lumber, paper and biofuels.

Pine tree provides scientists with the longest genome ever
Understanding the genetic code of trees can lead to improved breeding, especially for trees used for lumber, paper and biofuels.