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Trees can't move fast enough to escape a warming climate. Should we help them?

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Concerned about trees' slow migration patterns, some ecologists are spreading seeds themselves. Critics fear they are playing God There is an impressive array of pine species at the Nature Conservancy's Plum Creek preserve in Maryland - loblolly, Virginia, shortleaf - creating a landscape that emits the smell of Christmas well into the summer. But a newcomer to the preserve has fueled an ethical debate about the role of conservationists in the age of climate change. Since 2013, TNC has planted more than 2,000 longleaf pine seedlings in fields not far from the Delaware state line. Today...
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Post-COVID, should countries rethink their obsession with economic growth?

Post-COVID, should countries rethink their obsession with economic growth?

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Hate oil companies? ‘We get it,' says BP

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The study, which generated future projections of climate impacts on fish in a rapidly warming sea region, suggests changes in the availability and catchability of commercially... Read more ...

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