Author Archive: Loose Leaf Team


Forest Digest — Week of November 17

There’s an international flavor kicking off this week’s Forest Digest. Get all your forest news this week, as there will be no Forest Digest next week when American Forests and our staff celebrate Thanksgiving. “Pew, Pew, Pew! NASA Space Lasers to Map Earth’s Forests in 3D” — Space.com A new laser instrument developed for the […]

What do the 2014 midterm elections mean for forests?

By Anne Regan, Policy Intern The 2014 midterm elections were known for a lot of things, among them: the worst voter turnout in 72 years, with just 36.3 percent of eligible voters participating, according to the New York Times; the Democrats facing a record-low of only 36 percent of Americans saying they have a favorable […]

Forest Digest — Week of November 10

There’s an international flavor kicking off this week’s Forest Digest. Check it out! “US and China reach historic climate change deal, vow to cut emissions” — CNN U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced both countries will curb their greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades. Under this agreement, the U.S. […]

Forest Digest — Week of November 3

Check out this week’s Forest Digest: “What puts forests more at risk — climate change or attempts to counter it?” — NewsWorks.org The U.N. report on climate change urges investors to drop fossil fuel stocks in favor of renewables while also giving advice to policy makers including the restoration of forests, which play the vital […]

Forest Digest — Week of October 27

We have hefty Halloween version of Forest Digest this week. Enjoy! “These Miniature Super-Forests Can Green Cities With Just A Tiny Amount Of Space” — We covered this a few weeks, but here’s an in-depth look into the process! A startup in India has figured out how to soak up pollution and reduce floods for […]

Senator Wyden’s Forest Bill

By Anne Regan, Policy Intern Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has been pushing a bill aiming to increase logging on federal forests in western Oregon — and no one is particularly happy about it. A post-election work session with Chairwoman Mary Landrieu (D- La.) and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will take place on […]

We are the champions

Say hello to the new champions! In its latest edition of the American Forests Champion Trees national register, American Forests has crowned 72 new national champion and co-champion trees. After weeks of anticipation, you can browse your favorite species or check to see whether your favorite champs kept their crown. Highlights of this fall’s update […]

Forest Digest — Week of October 20

Check out this week’s Forest Digest: “Climate Isn’t Changing Forests as Much as We Thought” — Nature World News Changes in disturbance regimes have had a much bigger impact than climate change in the changing composition of eastern forests, according to research from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. The study shows that eastern forests […]

Forest Digest — Week of October 13

Check out this week’s Forest Digest: “Did Deforestation Pave the Way for Ebola Outbreak?” — Discovery News The three West African countries hit hardest by the recent Ebola epidemic — Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone — have each experienced massive deforestation, following a pattern since the 1990s in which outbreaks of the virus have closely […]

Forest Digest — Week of October 6

Check out this week’s Forest Digest: “California drought: Team climbs high to assess redwoods threat” — San Francisco Chronicle Scientists study how this year’s record-setting drought in California has affected the state’s storied redwood forests. “Experts: Thinning Forests Could Help Increase Ground Water Supply” — CBS Sacramento An experiment is underway in the Sierra Nevada […]