Green wood dust as explosive as dust from beetle-killed wood: WorksafeBC
The Canadian Press August 16, 2012
VANCOUVER - WorksafeBC has found that dust from green wood can be as combustible as dust from pine beetle-infested wood as the organization continues to investigate two B.C. mill explosions earlier this year.
In Britain, Dothistroma Needle Blight (DNB), also known as Red Band Needle Blight, is caused by the fungus Dothistroma septosporum. It has been found on a range of conifer species, but pine (Pinus) are by far the most common hosts, with Corsican pine, lodgepole pine and Scots pine all now affected.
Infected needles typically develop yellow and tan spots and bands, which soon turn red. The ends of the needles then turn reddish-brown whilst the needle base remains green. Needle symptoms are most apparent in June and July when the spore-containing fruit bodies are most abundant, after which the infected needles are lost and trees can have a typical ‘lion's tail’ appearance, with only a tuft of the current year's needles remaining at the branch ends.
MPs to study handling of ash dieback Published 1 minute ago
There are hopes that some British ash trees may be innately resistant to the Chalara fraxinea fungus
The Government’s handling of the ash dieback infestation is to be investigated by MPs.
Present and former ministers are expected to be among the witnesses called to give evidence to the Environment Select Committee about how the disaster was allowed to happen and how it will be dealt with in future, a source said.
Research has linked increased tree-planting to decreased crime rates in other communities as well. Baltimore, Md., experienced a 12 percent drop in crime after a ten percent tree canopy increase and neighborhoods in Camden, N.J., are now considered highly desirable places to live thanks to newly-planted trees.
World's Big Trees Are Dying: Alarming Increase in Death Rates Among Trees 100-300 Years Old
Dec. 6, 2012 — The largest living organisms on the planet, the big, old trees that harbour and sustain countless birds and other wildlife, are dying.
A report by three of the world's leading ecologists in today's issue of the journal Science warns of an alarming increase in deathrates among trees 100-300 years old in many of the world's forests, woodlands, savannahs, farming areas and even in cities.
"It's a worldwide problem and appears to be happening in most types of forest," says lead author Professor David Lindenmayer of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) and Australian National University.
the average temperature in Fort McMurray has increased by 1.65 °C since 1960 the 'energy industry' has said that area's contamination is 'natural' -- furthermore, the 'energy industry' has said that they are actually 'cleaning up'
Pollutants in Lakes Linked to Oil Sands -- January 8, 2013. Some of the world’s largest reserves of crude oil are held in the oil sands in Alberta, Canada, and production has been ongoing. A new study shows that contaminants from the development of the sands are stacking up in the environment. The scientists published their findings in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences¹. The researchers studied five lakes near mining and upgrading operations around Fort McMurray, Alberta, and another lake 90 kilometers northwest. They found that the levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which are carbon-based compounds, some of which can be toxic or carcinogenic, in lake sediments have been on the rise since the 1960s. By 2011, PAH levels in these lakes ranged from 2.5 to 33 times higher than before 1960. scitechdaily.com/pollutants-in-lakes-linked-to-oil-sands/
'Catastrophic' loss of citrus trees at Gayndah | Monday, 04/02/2013 A citrus grower in one of the hardest-hit Queensland flood zones says some farmers have lost thousands of trees because of the extreme weather. At Gayndah, west of Bundaberg, homes have also been lost due to the past week's flooding of the Burnett River.
Olive oil prices surge due to drought and disease in Spain and Italy
Producers say this year’s harvests are worst they have seen, as consumer demand begins to outstrip supply
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The Italian government has declared a “state of calamity” in the provinces of Lecce and Brindisi on the heel of the country, where olive groves are being attacked by a bacterial disease nicknamed “olive ebola” . Up to 1m centuries-old olive trees could be felled in one of the most picturesque tourist spots of Italy in an attempt to contain the problem.
The cost of the raw material has been increasing for two years as crops have been hit by drought in Spain, the world’s biggest producer of the oil, and the bacterial disease Xylella fastidiosa, which is destroying trees in Italy.
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