A U.S. judge says Argentina must repay hedge funds that own bonds the country had defaulted on in 2001. Argentina has asked for a stay in the ruling. Stephen Nelson, a professor of political science at Northwestern University who specializes in the politics of debt, explains the case.
The science is clear that trees help reduce the effects of Climate Change because they remove carbon dioxide from our atmosphere. For our "EcoMyths" segment, Kate Sackman joins us to talk with Robert Fahey from Morton Arboretum. They want us to know that “treehugging is cool” for us and the environment. Fahey studies forest ecosystems and urban forestry and admits to hugging trees, but clarifies that it's "usually for research purposes."
The Emerald Ash Borer is a wood boring beetle that's killed tens of millions of ash trees in the U.S. and on its way to ruining millions more. Cutting down these trees is just one way to get rid of the pest, but it’s not enough. Jerome and Kate Sackman from EcoMyths Alliance talk with two experts about other options and the tree's significance to Chicago.
April = Poetry MonthFriday April 29 = Arbor DaySo what happens when you put these two celebrations together?We are going to plant a big, beautiful POETree!HERE'S WHAT YOU DO NOW: Share a favorite poem in the comment section.
Researchers in Chicago are beginning a study Tuesday that they hope will extend the life of urban trees.All those trees you see lining shady Chicago sidestreets actually have it pretty rough. Their average lifespan is less than ten years.
Rainforests are recognized and valued for their astounding biodiversity. They play an important role in reducing carbon in the atmosphere. Environmentalists continue to fight hard for rainforest conservation.