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Throwing Shade: Environmental Injustice and the Urban Tree Canopy

 Subscribe to River Talks on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google. Summary The cool shade of a tree is a welcome relief on a hot day. But in cities across the United States, tree cover is not equally distributed between neighborhoods. All cities experience the urban heat island effect, where cities are warmer than the […]

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Reforestation of Appalachia’s Mine Lands

  Summary: Across Appalachia, thousands of acres of formerly mined land sits barren or has been converted to gravelly grassland. These sites were once home to thriving forest ecosystems and some of our region’s most astounding biodiversity. Through a specific reforestation process known as the Forestry Reclamation Approach, these sites can be improved by removing […]

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Why We Need Trees More Than Ever.

If you’re reading this, you’ve most likely been stuck in your home for over a week now, you’re attempting to work if you are fortunate to still be employed, or you are doing your best to ride out this difficult and trying situation. WE ARE WITH YOU! While we’re relying on the internet to stay […]

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