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Sustainable Bamboo — Building Blocks of the Future

In the global effort to fight climate change, sustainable materials are essential components. While scientists are busy inventing new sustainable materials and testing practices in an effort to reduce carbon footprint, several are turning to the humble bamboo — a traditional building material that dates to ancient times. Sustainable A bamboo’s wood-like bark might make …

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Bugs that Kill: Common Tree Pests and How to Spot Them

One of the worst things that can happen to a healthy tree is an insect infestation. Such infestations damage landscape trees, sometimes so severely that they must then be removed and replaced. Thus, in this case, insects cause economic damage, the costs of which are largely borne by homeowners and local governments. The majority of insect …

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