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July Feature - In the Shade

The sun makes plant life possible, no question about it, but shade is not without influence. This month, our web features include stories about one formerly endangered plant and one aggressive invader that make use of shade, and an introduction to a Northern Research Station facility operations specialist who is using shade to reduce energy use.   

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Pollution Solutions: Maximizing the Cleaning Power of Trees

It is hard to imagine the vast expanse of the Great Lakes being anything but pristine, yet trouble roils just beneath the surface. Along with an increase in the use of electronics, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products comes an increase in the pollutants that are pumped into the environment every day.


New Podcast Season: Backcross
Chemicals and biological control can buy trees time, but they cannot completely control the non-native insects that are attacking trees that have never experienced these insects before. We need something on top of those controls, and these scientists, they’ve been working towards a solution — a long-term resistance. Listen here >>

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