Eco activism

FORENSIC BOTANY IN ACTION

An estimated $150 billion a year changes hands in the complex, global forest products industry that logs 32 million acres of forest every year, often illegally, leaving a trail of devastation to ecosystems and local economies around the world. Much of that timber makes its way to the United States, currently the largest wood products market in the world.

SNOWY OWLS PHONE HOME

For the second year in a row, scores of snowy owls spent the winter in Wisconsin, delighting bird watchers. While those owls are now flying back to the Arctic, some are communicating their whereabouts to every cell tower they pass. One of those is a bird named Goose Pond, who was released near Madison as part of a national tracking effort called Project Snowstorm. – See more at: http://www.isthmus.com/news/news/high-tech-transmitters-snowy-owls/#sthash.hDHpk0zr.dpuf

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