NADINE ACHOUI-LESAGE and FRANK JORDANS Associated Press July 9 2020 GENEVA (AP) — The world could see annual global temperatures pass a key threshold for the first time in the coming five years, the U.N. weather agency said Thursday. The World Meteorological Organization said forecasts suggest there’s a 20% chance that global temperatures will be […]

Shannon Kelleher A growing body of research suggests relocating some tree populations may help them adapt to future climates Douglas-fir trees of the Pacific Northwest are no shrinking violets. While quaint, domesticated variations make decorative Christmas trees that fit in the living room, wild Douglas-firs induce awe. Towering in the Cascades and coastal mountains at […]

Guest Column by Tim Palmer, Sunday July 5th, Medford Mail Tribune. Douglas firs form the backbone of the timber industry, make homes for wildlife, protect watersheds and fish dependent on them, and grow taller than any other living thing in the Northwest. This conifer also happens to be the state tree of Oregon and the […]