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Lynx

Lynx

A lynx is any of the four species (Canda lynx, Iberian lynx, Eurasian lynx, Bobcat) within the medium-sized wild cat genus Lynx. The name “lynx” originated in Middle English via Latin from the Greek word λύγξ, derived from the Indo-European root leuk- (“light, brightness”) in reference to the luminescence of its reflective eyes. Two other cats that are sometimes called lynxes, the caracal (desert lynx) and the jungle […]

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Abies alba-European silver fir

Abies alba-European silver fir

Abies alba, the European silver fir or silver fir, is a fir native to the mountains of Europe, from the Pyrenees north to Normandy, east to the Alps and the Carpathians, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, and south to Italy, Bulgaria, Albania and northern Greece; it is also commonly grown on Christmas tree plantations in the North East region of North America spanning […]

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Facts on Fire

Facts on Fire

Do facts matter at all? During a cabinet meeting, President Trump lambasted California officials for leaving the state’s forest “a mess.” He said that “California ought to get its act together and clean up their forests.” He accused them of leaving “old trees just sitting there, rotting and drying,” according to The Hill. “It’s costing our country hundreds of billions of dollars because of incompetence […]

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Help us plant 25,000 trees in London!

Help us plant 25,000 trees in London!

Roll up your sleeves and get involved in London’s biggest ever tree planting weekend on 1st and 2nd December! We’re working with the Mayor of London to plant over 25,000 trees in North, South, West and East London. We’re celebrating our 25th anniversary this year, so we had to plant this many, naturally. Want to join in and make London greener? Click on the link […]

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When a Tree Falls, Is It Deforestation?

When a Tree Falls, Is It Deforestation?

Nancy Harris, Elizabeth Dow Goldman, Mikaela Weisse and Alyssa Barrett The narrative is not a new one: The world is losing tree cover at an alarming rate, and the effects on biodiversity, the climate and indigenous communities cannot be overstated. The question is, why? What’s causing this loss? And will tree cover come back, or will the land be used for a new purpose? Our new study, released today in Science, gets […]

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