Trees in the Amazon Are Making Their Own Clouds and Rain

August 29th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

The Amazon rainforest is home to one of the unique ecosystems in the world, and scientists still have a great deal to learn about its subtle inner workings. One long-standing question about the Amazon concerns its rainy season. For years, researchers have wondered why rains in the Amazon begin months before seasonal winds start to […]

Keep An Eye Out for the Invasive Asian Longhorned Beetle

August 17th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Did you know that the maple trees in Michigan produce about 90,000 gallons of syrup each year? Unfortunately, Michigan’s maples could face a serious threat if the Asian longhorned beetles that have infested thousands of trees in Ohio make their way into Michigan. The beetles have recently wreaked havoc on approximately 18,000 trees in Ohio […]

Researchers Finally Settle Debate Over Beech Trees’ Origin

August 1st, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Though you may not have realized it, European beech trees have been in the middle of an identity crisis dating back to the last Ice Age. That is, until now. Last month, researchers at the University of Stirling and Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) finally put the long-running debate regarding the origins of […]