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Italy plans to cut down thousands of olive trees to fight infections; counterfeit oil surge expected to hit market

4/28/2015 - Olive tree growers in Italy, where a bulk of the world's olive oil is produced, are protesting a government plan to chop down thousands of olive trees in an attempt to stop the spread of xylella fastidiosa. The bacterium, which causes olive trees to shrivel and stop bearing fruit, threatens to substantially...

This apartment building covered in trees filters air pollution, lowers electricity costs and brings residents closer to nature

4/20/2015 - There are no trees along most of the sidewalks in the city of Turin, Italy. But if you walk by 25 Verde in Turin you will find a small forest built into a new five-story apartment building. The 150 trees are built in large pots on custom-shaped terraces. "If the trees are integrated in the building,...

Did you know pine trees can be used as food, medicine and survival equipment?

1/21/2015 - The pine is one of the most useful trees on the planet, providing food, shelter, medicine and fuel. Knowing how to utilize this versatile resource could someday be the key to your very survival if you find yourself alone in the wilderness. There are many species in the pine family (or genus Pinus),...

Trees save how many lives a year in the United States?

8/2/2014 - Trees are naturally helping to save hundreds of lives per year. In fact, in the first broad-scale approximation of its kind, researchers have estimated that trees save over 850 lives per year. Not only that, but they also can help reduce and prevent more than 670,000 cases of severe respiratory symptoms...

13-year-old inventor cracks the secret of trees to revolutionize solar energy

12/29/2013 - A 13-year-old boy named Aidan Dwyer has an idea that can vastly improve solar energy technology. His idea is so revolutionary that it might make flat panel solar designs extinct. Aidan discovered a spiral mathematical formula in trees based on the Fibonacci sequence. When he recognized this design...

Eucalyptus trees actually 'mine' gold and deposit it in their leaves

11/7/2013 - Gone may be the days of having to dig and dredge the earth in search of gold, thanks to a recent discovery by researchers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia. They found that the common eucalyptus tree, which grows extensively throughout Australia...

Anti-GMO tree protestors arrested at conference for exercising free speech rights

6/11/2013 - A handful of bold patriots was arrested at the recent Tree Biotechnology Conference 2013 in Asheville, North Carolina, which took place from May 26 to June 1, for exercising their right to free speech. Reports indicate that at least three demonstrators among hundreds trying to raise awareness about...

Systemic pesticides are penetrating deep into plants tissues, destroying beetles, trees, bees, and human hormones

5/17/2013 - Over the last 30 years, the use of pesticides has spiked around the world. People now pour 2.5 million tons of these chemicals into the environment annually, contributing to a $35 billion industry run by global corporations. To make matters worse, the more people use pesticides, the more ineffective...

Real Christmas trees better for the earth than artificial ones

12/7/2012 - Environmentalists for whom Christmas trees are an important tradition face a dilemma: should they buy a real or an artificial tree? Well, according to plant biologist Clint Springer of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, buying a single artificial tree once a decade has a significantly larger...

Monsanto and ArborGen set their sights on GM trees and grasses

4/27/2012 - Not satisfied to own or control our food crops, Monsanto and its spinoff ArborGen have also set their sights on genetically modified trees and grasses. Despite a groundswell of objections by scientists and activists, the USDA has turned a deaf ear to their concerns and has instead aided and abetted...

New EPA-approved DuPont herbicide linked to widespread killing of trees, authorities unconcerned

8/2/2011 - The DuPont chemical company recently received approval from the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) for its new herbicide Imprelis (aminocyclopyrachlor), which has been alleged as an "environmentally friendly" alternative to other herbicides. However, a recent New York Times (NYT) report implicates...

Stop USDA from allowing commercial plantings of GM eucalyptus trees

6/29/2011 - In 2010, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) granted approval to ArborGen, a multinational company that produces genetically-modified (GM) trees, to plant its GM eucalyptus trees on dozens of test sites across the southeastern US. Though not yet officially approved for commercial cultivation and...

Know the trees and plants that grow easily in a desert garden

6/10/2011 - Many vegetables and herbs can successfully be cultivated in a hostile, semi-desert environment. One of the easiest and hardiest trees to plant in an arid climate is the Moringa tree, which is particularly well-adapted to the heat and/or poor, sandy soil. The prickly pear is a nutritious desert fruit...

Does wi-fi radiation cause tree deformities, or is the fear overblown?

11/23/2010 - New research conducted at Wageningen University in the Netherlands concludes that wi-fi signals might damage nearby trees, causing them to develop severe abnormalities in their bark and leaves. In the Netherlands, about 70 percent of trees in urban areas already show such symptoms, although trees...

Coconut nectar, coconut liquid aminos, coconut vinegar and coconut flour all come from coconut trees

10/20/2010 - I really find a lot of joy in bringing you some of the most unique and amazing natural food products from around the world, and this week I've got something so unusual and delightful that you'll be amazed it even exists. It turns out that coconut trees produce a lot more than just coconuts and coconut...

Original cacao is ancient treasure of chocolate from the Ecuadorian rainforest (updated)

9/1/2010 - Editor's note: This article has undergone extensive revisions from its first publication in order to clarify the definition of certain terms and correct several errors. These corrections are based on hours of additional research and conversations with cacao experts. Most people have never eaten real...

Cannot See the Forest through the GMO Trees (Opinion)

4/21/2010 - "What'll they think of next?" That was a common awestruck question regarding scientific and technological achievements during the 1950s and '60s. It was a naive era, which was the beginning of our being poisoned by science through food and medicine. Now it should be a horrified "what's next"? Man's...

The Modern Lawn Contributes to Climate Change

5/13/2009 - Americans love to have a healthy and beautiful yard. They have adopted and accepted a concept of beauty known as the "lawn." Many people believe that an expanse of short-trimmed grass-covered land is the most desirable look to have in one`s yard. This may include an occasional shrub or tree to add uniqueness...

City Streets with Trees Reduce Asthma in Children Living Nearby

10/3/2008 - Young children who live on tree-lined streets have lower rates of asthma than children living on streets with less vegetation, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Columbia University. Little research has previously been conducted between the connection between trees and asthma...

David Wolfe on the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation and Setting Goals for Success

4/17/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Raw Summit Teleseminar program which can be found at (http://www.rawsummitarchives.com) . In this excerpt, David Wolfe shares information on the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation and his ideas on setting goals for success. Raw Summit Excerpt with David...

Revolutionary laundry soap product grows on trees, replaces laundry detergent with eco-friendly solution

5/30/2007 - I've discovered an amazing new product that replaces commercial laundry detergents with a natural soap that literally grows on trees! This is a very big deal because the laundry room is one of the most toxic rooms in the home of a typical consumer. Commercial laundry detergents, fabric softeners and...

Fast-Growing Trees Could Take Root as Future Energy Source (press release)

10/16/2006 - A tree that can reach 90 feet in six years and be grown as a row crop on fallow farmland could represent a major replacement for fossil fuels. Purdue University researchers are using genetic tools in an effort to design trees...

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