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May Day Festivals of Flirtation, Fertility, and Sexual Frenzy

Donna Henes | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

This May Day, let us pay tribute to the Earth Mother and Her daughter goddesses of green growth by planting May trees and flowers and then dancing around them to celebrate the lovely, lusty miracle of life.

Reversing Deforestation Is Complicated; Planting a Tree Is Simple

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 06.30.2012 | Green
Gov. Martin O'Malley

The vital connection between our forests and our children's future has never been more important, or more threatened, than it is right now.

PHOTOS: California's Strangest Trees

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.28.2012 | Los Angeles

Happy Arbor Day 2012! Plant a tree! Hug a tree! Love a tree! This eco-tastic holiday was founded in Nebraska in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton, an edit...

Happy Arbor Day... Or Is It?

Huffington Post | Jessica Leader | Posted 04.26.2012 | Green

Friday, April 27th 2012 is Arbor Day in the U.S. The national and international celebration started many years ago. In fact, Arbor Day had already bee...

Meet The Man Who Speaks For The Trees

Jim Robbins | Posted 06.26.2012 | Home
Jim Robbins

The list of the services that trees offer is far longer than I can enumerate here, and far more than we know. They do all of these things and self-replicate; what more can you ask? And unless we take care of them we will miss them when they are gone.

Make Every Day Earth Day

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.23.2012 | Green
Natalie Pace

Why Bike Power? There are huge physical and fiscal benefits to biking. With obesity on the rise in U.S. children and one out of every three American adults weighing in obese, biking is one way to get America moving again.

The Importance of Trees

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.19.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger, Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper "Trees are dirty and they take my open space." Those were the complaints of a homeowne...

Iconic American Tree Poised For Comeback, Gene Scientists Say

Posted 04.16.2012 | Science

By: OurAmazingPlanet Staff Published: 04/16/2012 09:23 AM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet Once plentiful, the American chestnut tree has largely disappear...

An Homage to Heroes

Anthony Strano | Posted 06.15.2012 | Green
Anthony Strano

This is just to say a great thank you, to express gratefulness to the green heroes of our planet, the trees who silently and gallantly do their duty. The heroes who are the lungs of Humanity, whose existence facilitates our own. I bow to their sacrifice.

'Green News Report' - April 12, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.12.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 'Better liv...

I Talk to the Trees

Honey Seltzer | Posted 06.06.2012 | New York
Honey Seltzer

I love this time of year, and I'm sure most New Yorkers feel as I do. Suddenly the thought of snow is stored away for another year, the freezing wind...

'Extinct' Tree Species Rediscovered In Africa

Posted 04.02.2012 | Green

By OurAmazingPlanet Staff: Two tree species once feared extinct have been discovered in a threatened coastal forest in the African country of Tanza...

Plaintiff Trees

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green
Edward Flattau

Think treating trees as entities with rights is farfetched? Is it more of a stretch than designating corporations and ships as persons for legal purposes? Scientific evidence indicates that trees can communicate with each other. No, they cannot argue about politics.

Something's Fishy With Mitt Romney

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

Rain or shine, Mitt Romney has his way with words. The GOP frontrunner's Monday campaign event in Alabama was shrouded by stormy weather. To escap...

Becoming the Lorax: Ten Ways to Speak for the Trees

Leda Huta | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Leda Huta

The Lorax has a simple message. We must care for our planet. If we don't, we could drive wildlife and plants to extinction.

Global Warming Gives Trees the Cold Shoulder -- And Frozen Roots

Neil Wagner | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner

While the terms "climate change" and "global warming" are often used interchangeably, scrutiny of the two phrases reveals a cause-and-effect relationship between the two.

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney And Rick Santorum's Bizarre February Boxing Match | Jon Ward | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's a leap year, which means Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum will have to live one more day in February 2012, a month they'd both like to...

The Naked Truth About Trees

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

One thing that a garden designer always has to keep in mind when creating a landscape is having four seasons of interest. Plants are constantly changi...

Mapping the Forest and the Trees: A Visit With Remote Sensing Expert Alan Strahler

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 03.24.2012 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

Prof. Alan Strahler's current work involves a ground-based LiDAR instrument called ECHIDNA, after the spiky Australian egg-laying mammal.

Say Goodbye To Frankincense, Study Says

Posted 12.22.2011 | Green

Bad news for the three wise men: The future of frankincense production doesn't look promising. A study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology ...

What Heaven Looks Like: Part 2

James Elkins | Posted 01.28.2012 | Arts
James Elkins

I am serializing an unpublished book in this column. It's about an amazing, mysterious manuscript I discovered in Scotland with nothing in it but 50 watercolor paintings.

What Heaven Looks Like

James Elkins | Posted 01.23.2012 | Arts
James Elkins

2011-11-23-Screenshot20111123at8.42.29AM.pngI discovered an amazing, mysterious manuscript in Scotland. It's a little book with nothing in it but 50 watercolor paintings.

International Year of the Forests Photography Fellowship (PHOTOS)

Josh Birnbaum | Posted 12.31.2011 | Green
Josh Birnbaum


A Snow Man for Halloween?

Liz Neumark | Posted 01.01.2012 | New York
Liz Neumark

There is a pair of nearly identical trees that stand on the east side of Central Park's Great Lawn; l named them the Sister Trees. I love these trees and to me, the notion that they are intertwined, like sisters, has endeared them to me.

"Branching Out"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.19.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

For weeks, I had asked the perplexing and ridiculous question: if a tree falls in my backyard, and I am there to hear it, will it land on my head?