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By Richard Waring / On February 18th, 2019

Unlike most annual crops, the roots of long-lived trees can penetrate through soils to great depth to reach water (Figure 1).  If we can’t tell how deeply roots penetrate, how do we determine when trees run out of water?  One way is to monitor the...

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By Jason Leppig / On November 30th, 2016

From the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Stephen R. Kellert ’71 Ph.D., a revered professor of...

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By Katharine Sucher / On February 5th, 2016

How long should a leaf live? When should blueberries ripen? What should a clever moose eat?

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By Charles G. Curtin / On October 20th, 2015

What does it mean to conserve is an era of ever growing rates of cultural, social, and ecological change? One dictionary definition of conservation I found defined it as the act of preserving, guarding, or protecting. But what does one guard or protect...

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By Meghan Bartels / On May 21st, 2015

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By Cristina Eisenberg / On May 20th, 2015

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By Biohabitats / On April 30th, 2015

Photo by Matthias Weinberger, used under...

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By Cristina Eisenberg / On April 22nd, 2015

Earth Day 1970. Photo by Bill Ingraham.

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By Worldwatch Institute / On March 31st, 2015

Reposted from the Worldwatch Institute's blog with permission.

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By Meghan Bartels / On March 18th, 2015

In this installment of the occasional series, we hear from Cristina Eisenberg, author of The Carnivore Way.

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