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    Drought and Heat Bring ‘False Autumn’ to UK Trees

    Drought and Heat Bring ‘False Autumn’ to UK Trees

    People across the UK have noticed trees changing color and losing their leaves early, but this isn’t because of a sudden cold snap. In fact, the opposite is to blame. A summer of heat waves and drought worsened by the climate crisis is putting pressure on the nation’s trees and might even kill some of […]

    World’s Oldest Tree May Be Growing in Chile

    World’s Oldest Tree May Be Growing in Chile

    What is the oldest tree in the world? Up until recently, the record-holder was the “Methuselah” bristlecone pine in California’s White Mountains, which has been dated as 4,852 years old, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. However, a contender from another hemisphere is coming for its crown: an alerce (Fitzroya cupressoides) in Chile known […]

    After Protests, Paris Says It Won’t Fell Trees Near Eiffel Tower

    After Protests, Paris Says It Won’t Fell Trees Near Eiffel Tower

    The city of Paris will not move forward with a plan to clear more than 40 trees near the Eiffel Tower.  The plan to redevelop the tower area in time for the 2024 Olympics would have created tourist facilities near the famous landmark but also reduced traffic and increased green space. However, Parisians were concerned […]

    Living Near Greenery Could Improve Cognitive Function

    Living Near Greenery Could Improve Cognitive Function

    A new study from Boston University School of Public Health has found a link between living with exposure to more green space and an improvement in cognitive function. The research suggests that living near greenery could especially boost cognitive function for middle-age women, ultimately reducing rates of depression and possibly dementia. The paper, published in […]