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International Day of Forests 2016: The Importance of Forests and Water

  • River

March 21st, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Forests provide amazing benefits to the rest of the natural world, from absorbing carbon dioxide and outputting oxygen to improving soil quality and providing livelihoods for more than a billion people. During this day of the international celebration of forests, we focus on how forests clean, store and provide water.
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Forest Digest – Week of March 14, 2016

March 18th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Be encouraged in this week’s Forest Digest, as new research suggests that forests are handling climate change better than expected. Also in the news are a study on how biodiversity helps forests perform ecosystem services and a beautiful look at our breathtaking boreal forests.
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The History behind D.C.’s Cherry Blossoms

  • Tidal Basin

March 17th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

As D.C.’s iconic cherry blossom festival quickly approaches, learn the fascinating story behind the festival. Gifts of trees have been an incredible way to show appreciation throughout the centuries and have contributed to beautiful urban canopy throughout the country.
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Impressive Green Roofs around the World

  • Green roof

March 15th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Imagine having a living roof covering your home or office. Explore some of the most beautiful green roofs from around the world, where architects and homeowners chose to transform the dead space on the top of their building into an oasis of green life.
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Forest Digest – Week of March 7, 2016

March 11th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

A 140-million-year-old pine tree steals the show in this week’s Forest Digest. Read all the details on its discovery, along with how NASA plans to 3D map the world’s forests, how Indonesia can track forest carbon and how U.S. forests are struggling to survive drought and climate change.
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