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Forest Digest: February 18, 2018

The Yaguas National Forest in Peru is protecting a diverse amount of wilderness, bioenergy plantations could reduce global warming, motor vehicle emissions aren’t the top contender for air pollution, and hunting is changing forests – but probably not the way you’d expect. Find out more in this week’s Forest Digest!Read More

American Forests Responds: President’s FY19 Budget Cuts Forest Resources

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The Administration's FY19 budget proposal would take away resources necessary to keep our nation's forests healthy and resilient. Read our response to these proposed reductions and attacks on our lands.Read More

Forest Digest: February 11, 2018

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Mangroves are expanding and protecting the coastline, good forest management provides an oasis for the golden-winged warbler, and an underwater Ice Age forest can help scientists learn more about climate change. Find out more in this week’s Forest Digest!Read More

Forest Digest: February 4, 2018

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Trees “sweat” to survive heatwaves, the maple syrup problem isn’t going away, and on a global scale, Uganda’s charcoal industry is causing massive deforestation throughout the country and in Cambodia, endangered red-headed vulture nests were discovered. Find out more on this week’s Forest Digest!Read More

Forest Digest: January 28, 2018

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Guy Callendar developed a model that helped shape the study of climate change, urban forests increase a city’s health and wealth, birds can find shelter from rising temperatures in ancient forests, and tree guards are important to protecting street trees from pedestrians. Find out more in this week’s Forest Digest!Read More
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