Watching the Leaves Change Color in the US this Fall

Watching the Leaves Change Color in the US this Fall

Watching the Leaves Change Color in the US this Fall The Fall seasonal color palette of russets, crimsons and golds await us now, as Autumn looms, the season makes itself known through stunning displays of fiery colors across the US. If you want to see Nature’s show 1st hand, below are 8 destinations in the […]

California’s Record Fire Season Update

California’s Record Fire Season Update

California’s Record Fire Season Update It is a record-setting year for wildfires in California. Among 3 major blazes, 1 threatened Yosemite National Park and another became the largest in state history. The Ferguson Fire was centered near Yosemite, which reopened Tuesday, welcome news in a state that generates $132-B in travel spending. Following are updates on three major […]

Be Open to Nature, It is Really Healthy

Be Open to Nature, It is Really Healthy

Be Open to Nature, It is Really Healthy A huge study involving data from more than 140 studies and 290-M people revealed that exposure to green-space, defined as open, undeveloped land with natural vegetation, led to significant health benefits Reductions in diastolic blood pressure, you know the bottom number, salivary cortisol, a physiological marker of […]

Health and Well-being Benefits of Spending Time in Forests: Systematic Review

Health and Well-being Benefits of Spending Time in Forests: Systematic Review

Health and Well-being Benefits of Spending Time in Forests: Systematic Review By Oh B, Lee KJ, Zaslawski C, Yeung A, Rosenthal D, Larkey L, Back M Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have reported that spending time in nature is associated with the improvement of various health outcomes and well-being. This review evaluated the physical and psychological benefits of a specific type […]

Relax, Living Near a Forest is Good for the Brain

Relax, Living Near a Forest is Good for the Brain

Relax, Living Near a Forest is Good for the Brain Residing close to nature has a positive effect on our mental health and well-being. New research suggests that living near nature can have a positive effect on the brains of city dwellers and especially on the amygdala, a part of the brain important for processing […]

The Vikings Traveled With The “Mythical” Forest Cat in the 1st Century

The Vikings Traveled With The “Mythical” Forest Cat in the 1st Century

The Vikings Traveled With The “Mythical” Forest Cat in the 1st Century Mythical and with legendary status that is fascinating to today’s cat lovers, the Norwegian Forest cat is regal, with an intelligent gaze and an incredible coat of thick, soft and fur. That long, fluffy fur is one of their most striking features, dense […]

Update: Santa Barbara Wildfire, “it is Very Hot and will get Hotter”

Update: Santa Barbara Wildfire, “it is Very Hot and will get Hotter”

Update: Santa Barbara Wildfire, “it is Very Hot and will get Hotter” The wildfire in Santa Barbara County, California has burned thousands of acres and prompted the declaration of a local emergency as firefighters continue into the weekend facing extremely difficult conditions. More than 1,200 personnel were responding to the wild fire, which has been […]

Bark Beetles Ravage Drought-stricken Forests in California

Bark Beetles Ravage Drought-stricken Forests in California

Bark Beetles Ravage Drought-stricken Forests in California Armies of bark beetles are ravaging drought-weakened pine trees forests throughout California in a fast spreading epidemic that biologists fear could soon turn catastrophic. Local, state and federal officials are helpless against the pestilence, which has turned hundreds of thousands of acres of forest brown and left huge […]

California Wildfire Season, “May be Dangerous and Difficult”

California Wildfire Season, “May be Dangerous and Difficult”

California Wildfire Season, “May be Dangerous and Difficult” A 5-year drought has left 40-M dead and dried-out trees in California, including 29-M that died last year California may be facing a dangerous and difficult wildfire season in Y 2016 despite a relatively wet Winter, federal officials warned Tuesday. Most of the rest of the country […]

Investing in Reduced Deforestation is Money Well Spent

Investing in Reduced Deforestation is Money Well Spent

Investing in Reduced Deforestation is Money Well Spent It is widely agreed that reducing emissions from deforestation could bring about 33% of the Greenhouse gas emission reductions our planet needs by Y 2030 to stay on a 2-degrees trajectory. Protecting and managing forests wisely not only make sense from a climate perspective, it is also […]

The US Forest Service Spent $1.72-B on Firefighting in 2015

The US Forest Service Spent $1.72-B on Firefighting in 2015

The US Forest Service Spent $1.72-B on Firefighting in 2015 The US Forest Service, the nation’s primary firefighting agency, spent a record $1.72-B on firefighting in Y 2015. More than 50% of the land burned in the US by wildfires last year was in Alaska, according to the National Interagency Fire Center, which coordinates firefighting […]

Deforestation, Prime “Man Made” Contributor to Global Warming

Deforestation, Prime “Man Made” Contributor to Global Warming

Deforestation, Prime “Man Made” Contributor to Global Warming Deforestation may well be the Key “man-made” contributor to global warming. Cut down trees gradually rot, giving off CO2 (carbon dioxide) the most important of the man- made, heat-trapping ‘Greenhouse gases’. Burn them, they give off CO2 faster. A possible solution is to manage this deforestation prudently, […]

Commodities Industry Turns Trees into Cash and Waste

Commodities Industry Turns Trees into Cash and Waste

Commodities Industry Turns Trees into Cash, Fuel and Waste Deforestation is clearing our planet’s forests on a massive scale, often resulting in damage to the quality of the land. Forests still cover about 30% of the world’s land area, but huge areas are lost each year to commercial interests. The data shows that the world’s […]

Most Fires And Forest Fires Are Caused By People

Most Fires And Forest Fires Are Caused By People

Most Fires And Forest Fires Are Caused By People A number of fires In New Jersey this week may be indication of things to come as the Garden State enters it peak fire season. The latest reported brush fires on Tuesday shut down rail service on New Jersey Transit and Amtrak’s Northeast corridor, cutting off […]