USDA May Allow Genetically Modified Trees To Be Released Into The Wild

By Anne Peterman, Truthout. -

On August 18, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a petition by researchers at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) seeking [...]

Tree Deaths Linked To Leaks From Natural Gas Pipelines

By Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News. -

Natural gas leaks from underground pipelines are killing trees in densely populated urban environments, a new study suggests, adding to concerns over such leaks fueling climate change and [...]

Unchecked Global Warming Means Big Trouble for Forests

By Bob Berwyn, Inside Climate News. -

Tim Brodribb has been measuring all the different ways global warming kills trees for the past 20 years. With a microphone, he says, you can hear them take their last labored breaths. During [...]

Why We Can’t Just #PlantATree

By Eleanor Goldfield, -

If you scroll through Instagram, you will see them: smiling 20-somethings with dirt under their fingernails and a freshly nestled seedling below them. #PlantATree. The idea has been trending [...]

Claims Of Successful Genetically Engineered Tree Sterility Overblown

By Anne Petermann, -

U.S.–In an apparent effort to allay serious public and scientific concerns about contamination threats from genetically engineered (GE) trees, on August 3rd researchers at Oregon State University [...]

Planet Loses Tree Cover Size Of New Zealand In One Year

By Morgan Erickson-Davis, -

By Morgan Erickson-Davis for The Campaign to Stop GE Trees - Last year the world lost an area of tree cover the size of New Zealand, according to satellite data. That’s around 29.7 million [...]

People Say ‘No’ To First-Ever GE Forest Proposed For US

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By Staff of GJEP - Washington, DC — Well over a quarter of a million people and 500 organizations submitted comments yesterday rejecting the commercialization of ArborGen Inc.’s genetically [...]

1.5 Million Volunteers Plant 66 Million Trees In 12 Hours

By Lorraine Chow, -

By Lorraine Chow for Nation of Change - The central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh set a new Guinness World Record on Sunday after 1.5 million volunteers planted more than 66 million tree [...]

Activists Arrested Protesting Genetically Modified Trees

By Global Justice Ecology Project, -

By Global Ecology Justice Project - A plan by activists to inform Andrew Baum, President and CEO of ArborGen that over 250,000 people signed letters and petitions [1] rejecting Genetically [...]

“Blued Trees.” Art To Stop A Pipeline?

By Sane Energy Project, -

By Sane Energy Project - Many are familiar with the Canadian artist who stopped an oil pipeline from crossing his property by copyrighting the top 6″ of his soil. Now, an American artist has been [...]