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Climate Change Not So Sweet For Maple Syrup

Federal climate models have predicted the region will lose most of its maple trees by next century. But many maple producers and researchers aren't worried; they say times are sweet for maple syruping.

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Restoring the American Chestnut

The American chestnut was once a keystone species in eastern forests; it was prized for its sweet nuts, rot resistant wood, and picturesque beauty. But it was decimated by a tiny fungus accidentally imported from Japan. Now a few organizations are working to restore "The Mighty Giant."

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Trees Tip Off Researchers to Secrets of Genghis Khan

West Virginia University is well known for its research in the energy fields of coal and natural gas, but for the past several years, trees in another country have taken the spotlight for some researchers. One professor is using dendrochronology to come up with new ideas about the rise of Mongolia's Genghis Khan.

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New Urban Forestry Study Shows Pittsburgh Losing Tree Cover

A new study finds Pittsburgh's tree canopy may have shrunk a bit in recent years, but not everyone's convinced about that concl

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Tree Tenders Help Young Trees Survive City Life

Trees in an urban environment are put under a lot of stress and many of them don't survive.

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Instructions From Brown Oak Leaves

The Allegheny Front has been celebrating 20 years of providing environmental news to the region.

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Cities Spend $2B on Tree Pests/Disease; Homeowners Over $1B

The Nature Conservancy commissioned studies on the economic impacts of the many pests and pathogens impacting the health of our region�

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The Allegheny Front Rewind: Remembering Wangari Maathai

The world has lost the founder of a movement that planted 45 million trees in Kenya.

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The Allegheny Front for the Week of January 12, 2005

This week on The Allegheny Front: a look at a local gold certified LEED building, city councilman Doug Shields talks about the new conven

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Replanting the Urban Landscape with Cloned Trees

In cities across the country, governments and nonprofits are spending a lot of time and money adding trees to their urban landscapes.

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