The Supreme Court’s ruling on Thursday limits the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to strictly regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
Study Shows How Prescribed Burns Benefit Bees
Fires maintain openings in the forest canopy, reduce ground cover and release nutrients into soils at the same time, creating the perfect environment for large blooms, increasing the flower resources pollinators rely on. The study also found that the low-intensity prescribed burns did not reduce the amount of nesting material for above-ground nesting pollinators, and the abundance of above-ground nesting pollinators was not impacted by the fires. Meanwhile, below-ground nesting species appeared to benefit from the increased access to bare soil.