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The Important Relationship between Forests and Water

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April 26th, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Find out how forests act as water storage and filtration devices for nature, and why they are so essential to life on earth. The need for clean water goes beyond just human survival—it is essential for wildlife and all the ecosystems on earth.
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Forest Digest – Week of April 18, 2016

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April 22nd, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Why do we need forests? This week’s Forest Digest aims to answer that question with the latest news on the importance of protecting our forests. New research indicates that even the moss on urban trees and certain superfoods are important contributors to higher air quality.
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The Best Way to Celebrate Earth Day in 10 U.S. Cities

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April 21st, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

On the Eve of Earth Day, here is a comprehensive list of how to celebrate the natural world in ten major cities across the U.S. Wherever you live, there’s an exciting way to show your appreciation for the environment and enthusiasm for protecting forests!
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Conservation for the Future: An Interview with Ryan Reynolds

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April 20th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

Why is actor Ryan Reynolds so passionate about conservation? Watch him discuss his love for the outdoors and why he feels compelled to protect our environment as the philanthropic ambassador for Eddie Bauer. As an Earth Day initiative, Eddie Bauer will match donations given to plant trees, up to 75,000 in total!
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The Important Relationship between Forests and Air

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April 19th, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How exactly do forests affect the air we breathe? In this post, learn how tree canopy removes pollutants from the air and absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Forests not only improve air quality, but deforestation actively releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

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