I spend a lot of time noticing trees these days. It’s not just that we’re having a beautiful foliage season, or that I’ve been looking forward to Branching Out for over a year–suddenly it seems that there are stories about trees all over the airwaves, be it TV, radio, or wi-fi. Here are a few of the arboreal articles that caught my eye in the last week or two:
Norway pays Liberia to halt deforestation – apparently there’s a link between deforestation and the current ebola outbreak, in addition to all the other nastiness that comes from clearcutting. Kind of makes you love Norway, though, doesn’t it?
Trees and climate change – It turns out that trees are as individual as people when it comes to tolerance for heat, drought, and other forms of extreme weather.
NPR celebrates fall colors (still time to submit your photos!)
And one tangentially related, though not limited to trees:
If We Cared about the Environment like We Care about Football – An incident or two of bad language, but still funny in that sort of painful way.
Do you have any cool news stories (or opinion videos) about trees? Share them in the comments below!