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Nature. Swiss National park’s plants hold secrets of past, keys to future.

National Parks. August 11, 2014. At the 100-year-old Swiss National Park, research has always been the highest priority. There, the longest-running meadow observation project in Switzerland has defied expectations and uncovered buried secrets. 
 

Climate change's: George Harrison memorial tree falls victim to climate-driven irony.

Tree. July 21, 2014. In the truth is stranger than fiction department, Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge, whose district includes Griffith Park, told Pop & Hiss over the weekend that the pine tree planted in 2004 near Griffith Observatory in memory of George Harrison will be replanted shortly because the original tree died as the result of an insect infestation.

Big, old trees keep growing and capturing carbon, study finds.

Environment. January 15 2014. Scientists who gathered decades of measurements from hundreds of thousands of trees all over the world are punching a hole in the common assumption that large, old trees are biologically pretty much over the hill.

Who breaks the promises of sustainable development in the Great Lakes region ?

Development. Geneva, 3 December 2013. Is it too late, or too early to assess the political will for sustainable development ? In the wake of the Forum on Business and Human Rights (held by the United Nations for the second time), some of the key advocates and witnesses of « sustainable development » spoke to the media at a side-event.

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