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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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Celebrate Earth Month 2016 with American Forests and Our Partners

There are plenty of opportunities for your gift to have double the impact during Earth Month! Check out which of our partners will match your donation or plant trees on your behalf, and let’s celebrate Earth Month by restoring forests!
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Forest Digest – Week of April 11, 2016

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April 15th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

How are NASA researchers changing the way we understand forest development? Find out in this week’s Forest Digest, giving you the latest forest news. Fascinating research describes how different species of trees exchange carbon via a vast fungi web and explain how climate change is threatening even the microbes in our soil.
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5 Wildlife Species That Need Forests and Earth

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April 14th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

Meet the wildlife that is most threatened by forest loss. These species depend on forests for every part of their existence, and protecting forests is the best way to ensure their survival. From cute and cuddly to bumpy and lumpy, these animals need forest restoration in order to survive.
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The Important Relationship between Forests and Earth

April 12th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Why is soil such a valuable resource? Healthy soil is essential to a forest ecosystem and to growing agricultural products. Without responsible land-use practices, the world may run out of healthy soil and be unable to grow food or support forested land. Find out how forests improve the world’s soil health!
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