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Urban Heat Islands (Not a Vacation Spot)

July 7th, 2017|Tags: |1 Comment

Cities tend to be hotter than their surrounding areas, but why? The culprit: the urban heat island effect. It explains everything from hot, black pavement to smoggy, sunny days in the city. Read more to find out what it is and how to stop it.Read More

Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest: A Photo Essay

The Pacific Northwest is home to beaches, temperate rainforests, waterfalls, natural hot springs – you name it. Check out these amazing photos of the PNW and be inspired!Read More

Artists Who Use Nature to Create Beauty

July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Sometimes you need someone's help to stop and smell the roses. These are the artists who create beauty with nature.Read More

Hill Day for American Forests’ Board

July 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

On June 15, the American Forests Board of Directors gathered on Capitol Hill, ready to engage in discussions with a panel of policy experts from our partner conservation organizations.Read More

Forest Digest — Week of June 26, 2017

July 2nd, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Boise attempts to move an 800,000-pound giant sequoia, lightning-caused wildfires are on the rise, and drones are planting trees faster than humans ever could. We dive into all this and more in this week’s Forest Digest!Read More
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