“Nowak and a USFS colleague, co-author Eric Greenfield, found tree cover had declined in metropolitan areas across 45 states. The biggest losses on a percentage basis were in Rhode Island, Georgia, Alabama and Nebraska, together with the District of Columbia. Only three statesâ€”Mississippi, Montana and New Mexicoâ€”saw increased metropolitan tree cover, all by â€œnonsignificantâ€ amounts. (State-by-state figures are available here.) The research team used Google Earth imagery to examine 1,000 randomly chosen point”
See U.S. Cities Lose Tree Cover Just When They Need It MostVoting in Trump, withdrawing from TPP, rejecting the agreement to pause Iran’s bomb and now turning cities into concrete jungles… makes me wonder whether there is intelligent life south of the 49th parallel. I know those other things matter but think of the squirrels and pleasant shade, and oxygen trees provide. Around here we have Dutch Elm Disease and Emerald Ash Borers threatening our most popular trees: Green Ash and American Elm. That doesn’t prevent us from planting maples and hackberries and Norway Spruce. We don’t have to accept concrete and asphalt in the place of forest and meadow. Wake up!!!
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.