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Forest Digest — Week of September 12, 2016

  • Deer

September 16th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week's forest digest, learn about a dinosaur with ideal camouflage for forests, how sea level rise is killing coastal forests, how certain tree species can detect when they're being eaten by deer and how one nature photographer hopes to shine light on the connection between Alaska's forests, people and salmon.Read More

Getting Serious about Soil Part 3: Water to Wasteland

  • Peruvian Andes

September 15th, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

In our final installment of our series on soil, find out how deforestation in the Peruvian Andes has led to soil degradation and water insecurity, but hasn’t been able to lift rural farmers out of poverty. Find out how shade-grown coffee has the potential to prevent further deforestation while increasing farmer’s food sovereignty and financial security. Read More

Getting Serious about Soil Part 2: Involving the Next Generation

  • Students

September 13th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

Often left unnoticed by the general public, soil plays a vastly important role in the health of our planet. In the second installment of this three-part series on soil, learn from Julia L. Stevens, Ph.D. how a North Carolina program, Students Discover, is helping children participate in research on “Symbiosis in the Soil” to better understand the importance of soil.Read More

Forest Digest — Week of September 5, 2016

  • Wildfire

September 9th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week's Forest Digest, uncover startling news about the loss of U.S. wilderness, discover how an army of beetles may be able to save our eastern hemlocks, learn how Yellowstone National Park may be adapting to the risk of wildfire and learn how new research reveals the potential to use dead trees for energy.Read More

Getting Serious about Soil Part 1: An Introduction to the Importance of Our Soil

  • Soil

September 8th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Often left unnoticed by the general public, soil plays a vastly important role in the health of our planet. In the first installment of this three-part series on soil, get an introduction to the importance of nutrient-rich and stable soil, and understand how the threat of climate change is impacting the state of our soil.Read More
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