• The Burnside Bridge Witness Tree
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    The Burnside Bridge Witness Tree

    My name is Joe Calzarette I’m the Natural Resources Program Manager here at the park and this is Antietam National Battlefield. A witness tree is a tree that we know for certain was there and witnessed the battle. We either know that from seeing it in a photograph and/or boring the tree This particular tree- the Burnside Sycamore we know because we can see it in a photograph. In the photograph, you’ll see the sycamore in the exact location of course back then it wasn’t as big it was just over the railing of the bridge. So this tree is a little over 150 or 160+ years We try to…

  • Forest schools: A growing alternative for parents wanting less screen time for kids | ABC News
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    Forest schools: A growing alternative for parents wanting less screen time for kids | ABC News

    I think it’s a huge part of my role as a forest school leader is to support families to understand how diverse and fabulous this environment is. People are coming to me because they want to reconnect with nature, that’s a really innate part of who they feel that they want to be or they want their children to be. I think there’s all this research that shows that technology can be harmful for children and I think that people want to come back to basics and connect with what’s around them. We love it, it gives the kids a chance to play outside on actual trees and rocks and…

  • Ash Tree ID – EAB in Missouri
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    Ash Tree ID – EAB in Missouri

    When you want to identify an ash tree or determine if your tree is an ash tree, the first thing to look for is the branching pattern on there. The side branches come off across from each other on the main branch. So this is what we call opposite branching. Other trees may have what we call alternant branching and you can see the branches are staggered. But the main thing you really want to look for is this opposite branching type of pattern. The next thing to look for is the type of leaves and ash trees have what we call a compound leaf. And that’s where you have…

  • Trees are the answer for Albuquerque!
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    Trees are the answer for Albuquerque!

    Trees. You love their beauty. You love the clean air they provide. And maybe most of all you love their shade. But did you know we have a big problem here in Albuquerque? We are losing the trees that provide our shade. The last major tree planting effort happened in the 1930s with Governor Tingley. He sent out seeds and seedlings all across the state to increase shade and mitigate heat, which was a great idea. The problem was he was sending out an invasive species and those trees are nearing the natural end of their lifespan. All those trees are dying. Why is this a problem? Heat. Our city…

  • India’s effort to clean up sacred but polluted Ganga River
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    India’s effort to clean up sacred but polluted Ganga River

    AMNA NAWAZ: The Ganga River, known as the Ganges under British rule, is one of the most revered waterways in the world, and also one of the most polluted. It provides water for nearly half-a-billion people, more than any other river in the world, stretching from the foothills of the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Varanasi, India, on the latest efforts to help clean the river. FRED DE SAM LAZARO: In Hinduism, the Ganges, or Ganga, is sacred, a river that has nourished an ancient civilization since its beginning. Today, the Ganges Basin, the river and its tributaries, takes in 11…

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    15 Most Beautiful Forests in The World

    Welcome to ALUX.com! The place where future billionaires come to get inspired. If you’re not subscribed yet, you’re missing out. Hello Aluxers and welcome to another exciting original video presented by our team here at ALUX.com. Can you imagine escaping to a world where the wild things are that is covered with trees and different kinds of flora and fauna? There’s definitely something magical about a forest, and it’s certainly the case with the ones we’re talking about today. The calming effect that nature can have on people is clearly evident. Spending time in nature has been proven to relieve stress and anxiety, increase happiness, and provide an immediate boost…

  • The problem of light pollution — and 5 ridiculously easy ways to fix it | Kelsey Johnson
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    The problem of light pollution — and 5 ridiculously easy ways to fix it | Kelsey Johnson

    Translator: Ivana Korom Reviewer: Joanna Pietrulewicz Unless you’ve spent quality time on the International Space Station, this is probably not a view you are super familiar with. This is the east coast of the United States. That’s New York down there in the lower right, and it’s a band of light all the way up through Washington DC. Those cities are shining like jewels, highways are traced by webs of light. And all of that light is super photogenic. But there’s a problem. That light is meant to be illuminating our sidewalks, and our streets and our houses. Instead, it’s actually going up into the sky and out into the…

  • Camouflage: Animal Hide & Seek
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    Camouflage: Animal Hide & Seek

    Shh! We’re playing hide and seek! But, I can’t seem to find Squeaks. Can you? [Soft music playing] Hah! Found yah! [Giggles] Here at the fort, we’re pretty good at hide and seek. You know why? Because we’ve learned a lot of great tricks from nature! There are lots of kinds of animals that have their own kind of hide and seek — Some animals hide so they can sneak up on their prey– other animals hide so they don’t become dinner! Either way, these animals don’t hide behind curtains or under tables like we do when we want to play hide and seek — they hide in plain sight!…

  • Former Deputy Prosecutor for the Environment speaks about our Sugar-Cane Report
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    Former Deputy Prosecutor for the Environment speaks about our Sugar-Cane Report

    Former Deputy Prosecutor for the Environment The Human Rights Ombudsman Office is a national human rights institution, whose mandate is set by law, and corresponds to monitoring the human rights of the whole population. In the study by Voices on the Border titledLarge Scale Sugar Cane Production in El Salvadorwe believe that this study is a complement to to the findings that this office has also researched. As attorney general, we welcome this study as our own We validate its’ contents and believe it’s virtuous and has a strong research component That gives the opportunity to signal out what the Attorney General, at a given time, believed would como indicios…