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There’s an app for that: can technology reconnect us to nature?

    By Joe Rankin Forests for Maine’s Future Writer   In the video the young woman stops her car at a nature center, rummages around in the backseat, picks up a field guide and . . . tosses it aside. Instead, armed with her iPhone, she heads into the woods to learn about trees….

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Once and Future Uses of Wood

  By Joe Rankin Forests for Maine’s Future Writer   In the mid-’60s Eric Sloane wrote “A Reverence for Wood,” a tribute to the importance of wood in early American life.   It’s lovingly illustrated with Sloane’s skillfully detailed pen and ink sketches of everything wood: burl mallets, basswood berry boxes, up-and-down sawmills, timber frame…

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Biomass

Fresh from the Woods Producing energy from woodland ‘biomass’ could — over time — add less greenhouse gases to the atmosphere than burning fossil fuels, according to a report from the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. (Photo by Andrew Kekacs) New Study Outlines Costs, Benefits Of Using Wood to Generate Power By Andrew Kekacs The…