August 8th, 2014 by

The first Forest Digest of August features some major wildfire stories.

Check out this week’s news in trees:

  • “Swedish Forest Fire Prevented From Spreading”The Wall Street Journal
    Made worse by high temperatures and dry conditions, one of the most devastating wildfires in Sweden’s recent memory burned in a region 140 kilometers northwest of Stockholm, the capital. One person died and thousands were evacuated.
  • “Singapore to fine domestic, foreign companies for causing haze”mongabay.com
    Racked by air pollution caused by peat and forest fires in Sumatra, Singapore’s parliament voted to fine domestic and foreign companies who participate in forest burning that creates smoggy and hazy conditions, which experts say may be worse this year because of hotter, dryer weather.