Explore the impact of leaf blowers on natural ecosystems and public health. Understand how these modern tools disrupt the age-old cycle of leaf shedding and soil enrichment, and the ensuing environmental and health concerns. For centuries, the natural process of trees shedding leaves has played..
Norway is on the cusp of a significant breakthrough in offshore wind energy production with a new turbine design that promises to redefine the industry. Developed by Norwegian startup World Wide Wind (WWW), these "counter-rotating vertical-axis turbines" are set to undergo testing soon. This design..
Deforestation, the deliberate clearing of forested land, stands as one of the most pressing environmental issues of our time. This phenomenon, driven by the need for agricultural land, grazing spaces, and materials for fuel, manufacturing, and construction, has drastically reshaped our planet's landscapes and ecosystems...
Nested in the lush, rolling hills of Saxapahaw, North Carolina, a remarkable story of agricultural innovation is unfolding. Haw River Mushrooms, the visionary project of Ches and Laura Stewart, stands as a testament to the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit in the realm of fungi cultivation...
While the mesmerizing auroras paint the night sky, signaling the presence of solar storms, few realize the lurking danger of an "internet apocalypse" as described by Professor Peter Becker of George Mason University. As we enter an era of heightened solar activity, the intersection of..
As we approach the next 50 years, the state of our forests and rangelands has become a topic of growing concern. A recently published report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service has shed light on the current challenges facing these vital ecosystems and..
SDA Forest Service Announces $20M Investment for Forest Restoration, Wildfire Risk Reduction, and Job Creation
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service is investing over $20 million in projects aimed at reducing wildfire risk, restoring healthy forests, and creating jobs. Through the Good Neighbor Authority, the Forest Service will partner with state forestry agencies to undertake critical management work that..
So, what's helicopter logging, you ask? Helicopter logging, also known as heli-logging, is a method of logging that employs helicopters to remove cut trees from forests. This modern and somewhat extraordinary logging technique is now used worldwide due to its unique advantages. The History and..
The USDA has announced a $43 million investment to drive innovation in the wood products and wood energy sectors, aligning with the Investing in America agenda.
The USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) is investing over $43 million to promote innovative uses of wood in the United States. This investment aims to expand the use of wood as a construction material in commercial buildings, as an energy source, and in manufacturing wood..
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack revealed today that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is allocating $63 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act to expand the implementation of fuel breaks—critical wildfire barriers. The initiative aims to protect communities and firefighters..