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At Christmas and Beyond: Trees Keep on Giving

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

It is indeed appropriate that the most recognized and celebrated day of the year, Christmas, is also focused around trees. That's because trees are truly remarkable.

Chuck Leavell: This Rolling Stone Gathers Trees

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Chuck Leavell has been a melodic force behind some of rock 'n' roll's biggest acts. But he is also a committed conservationist and tree farmer.

How Christmas Trees Could Save the World

Ethan Budiansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ethan Budiansky

Christmas trees make our homes festive, give us a place to store our presents, and put us in the holiday mood. But what if they could do more?

PHOTOS: PHOTOGRAPHY: Best of National Geographic On The Big Picture

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts's The Big Picture got an early look at some of the entrants to National Geographic's 2010 Photo Contest. The categories presented include P...

The Roots of Cholera in Haiti: A Lack of Trees

Ethan Budiansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ethan Budiansky

Often when I read comments on stories about efforts to restore degraded land in Haiti, I see people who make accusations that environmentalists care more about plants than we do about people. This could not be further from the truth: we plant trees so that we can help people.

How About a Global Fight Party?

Matthew Wills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew Wills

Did the Global Work Party on 10/10/10 add up to more than a drop of water in a teacup, never mind a tempest? I doubt the authoritarian capitalists of China or state security oligarchs of Russia even noticed it.

PHOTOS: 9 Amazing Trees Around The World Worth A Visit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

We've already written about how much we love trees. There is something so oddly soothing knowing that they have lived before you and will continue t...

EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Karen Wilberding Diefenbach's 'Silente - The Inner Dialogue' in Florence

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Karen Wilberding Diefenbach WHAT: Silente - The Inner Dialogue WHEN: October 23 - December 12, 2010 WHERE: Aria Art Gallery, Borgo Santi Apost...

Fort Collins Park Vandalism: 19 Trees Mysteriously Destroyed

The Coloradoan | Trevor Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

City foresters will begin work this morning to remove 19 trees that were destroyed or damaged Tuesday night at Spring Canyon Community Park in southwe...

Oh Mighty Tree

Nancy Chuda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nancy Chuda

Forgiveness is the hollow in your chest, A place for your sacred heart for those whose mankind abandoned, misused and condemned, Your heart lies heavy but does not lie still nor does it whimper

Hello trees

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard


PHOTOS: 7 Tips For Fall Gardening

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

You've been weeding until your back hurts all summer, but your job isn't over yet. Before the frost sets in there is plenty to do in your garden to ke...

Balancing Home and Career -- A Child's (and a Tree's) Healing Perspective

Julie Genovese | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Genovese

Kyler rests so naturally, cross legged in his chair. His breathing is free, his spirit, whole. The maples say shhh one more time and I remember what I've forgotten.

Bioengineered Trees Test Gets Clearance In U.S.

The New York Times | ANDREW POLLACK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Federal regulators gave clearance Wednesday for a large and controversial field test of genetically engineered trees planned for seven states stretchi...

Pave Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot

Marta Hallowell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marta Hallowell

The City currently preserves 198 community gardens in the Parks Department's Green-Thumb program, but under new rules, it is not clear that these oases of green will continue to enjoy that protection.

Beautiful Trees In Bloom (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We're in the thick of spring, which means lots of pollen-induced sneezing and wheezing is in the air. This year especially, we've got a pollen explosi...

Help Plant Trees in Your Neighborhood

Micki Krimmel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Micki Krimmel

TreePeople, a local nonprofit organization, is offering its bimonthly Citizen Forester training to LA County residents on Saturday, July 10.

Mother Earth: What Have You Done For Me Lately?

Donna Henes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donna Henes

While saving and conserving are admirable virtues, perhaps it is more fruitful to think not of giving something up, but rather of giving something back to Mother Earth.

"A Man for All Seasons"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Now I am in the middle of raking leaves that fell last fall, which is called fall because you will fall into the leaves that fell in the fall and will not feel fine after you have fallen.

Planting Trees Is Not Somebody's Work, It's Everybody's Work (VIDEO)

Sadhguru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

I have been asked repeatedly by many people, "Why is a spiritual leader, a yogi and a mystic planting trees? And why are you planting trees?"

My Mother's Ashes

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

On Good Friday last week, we spread my mother's ashes. She had passed away in late December, and it seemed fitting to wait until spring to fulfill he...

Kabul's Garbage-to-Green Man

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

You could bore everyone witless reading out a shopping list of the amenities Kabul lacks, and somewhere tucked into that endless list would be green space -- something Walid Tamim is changing.

An Environmentalist's View of Alice in Wonderland

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

In Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, those depicted as being fully themselves tend to convene or live outside, amid the vividly rendered trees, mushrooms, and wild things.

Some good news, finally

Scott Poynton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Poynton

Watching the oil slick spread through the Gulf of Mexico it's easy to conclude that we're hell bent on ruining this planet. The oozing, uncontrollabl...

Talent and Trees: Off To New York to Celebrate Bette Midler

Candy Spelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Candy Spelling

Many people think famous people all know each other. They don't. I'm a fan like most people, and there are a lot of people I'd love to meet -- like Bette Midler.