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Recycling Urban Trees
Disease, storm damage and construction site clearing necessitate the removal of trees in urban areas, many of which end up in landfills. Some communities have realized that recycling can reduce the financial costs of tree disposal while decreasing the need to cut down healthy trees for lumber. (From the editors of E Magazine)
The Restoration of Edenton Bay
North Carolina's beautiful Edenton Bay has been a vital spawning ground for river herring. A plan developed by the Environmental Defense Fund has begun to reduce pollution and improve water quality so the bay's ecosystem can thrive once again.
Conservation Program Helps Landowners Protect Wildlife
By working closely with landowners, our Safe Harbor program has led to improved habitats for a variety of endangered species, including the San Joaquin kit fox, the red-cockaded woodpecker, the Hawaiian goose and many more.
This kind of teamwork can lead to land management practices that benefit not only endangered species but also further environmental objectives.
Safeguarding Human Health
Environmental problems can have a direct impact on human health. Toxic chemicals are released into our air and water. Overuse of antibiotics may produce antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. Genetically-modified foods are under scrutiny.
The Environmental Defense Fund strives to make information available to the public while working to strengthen protections against potential risks.
Originally published on EDF.org