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North Dakota introduces a limited climate initiative focused on sustainable practices

North Dakota introduces a limited climate initiative focused on sustainable practices

North Dakota has announced a preliminary climate strategy targeting sustainability, though it notably excludes fossil fuel regulation.

Jeff Beach reports for the North Dakota Monitor.

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Mississippi floodplains losing trees to increasing floods

Mississippi floodplains losing trees to increasing floods

Worsening floods are leading to extensive tree loss and habitat changes along the upper Mississippi River.

Richard Mertens reports for Yale E360.

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Cape Town battles drought with unconventional tree removal

In a bold move against climate change, Cape Town turns to cutting down invasive trees to save water.

Katharine Houreld reports for The Washington Post.

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How ancient cork forests could help solve the world’s plastic problem

Cork oaks are making homes warmer, cars lighter and clothes biodegradable — while still feeding the birds and absorbing carbon.
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The trees are telling us the West’s ‘megadrought’ is unprecedented, study says

The trees are telling us the West’s ‘megadrought’ is unprecedented, study says

The West’s two-decade drought is inextricably linked to climate change, adding to the evidence that human-caused emissions are reshaping the region in profound ways.

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Paris’s urban forest plan takes a new step with trees at the Place de Catalogne

Plans to cover up to half of Paris with an “urban forest” took a step forward this week, when the city began the planting of a 478-tree micro-woodland in a busy square.

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Climate change, drought, wildfires reduce value of private forestland in the West by billions

Oregon State University researchers said private timberland values have declined $11 billion due to the threat of drought and wildfires.
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