Find out the latest in forest news in this week’s Forest Digest!
- An American tragedy: why are millions of trees dying across the country? — The Guardian
As climate change remains a looming threat to the environment, it is driving a vast decline in forest degradation from climate change-related drought, disease, wildfire and pests.
- Where Did National Forests Go? Green Spaces Disappear From Google Maps — NPR
Earlier this week, inaccuracies within Google Maps caused the platform to fail to display the well-known green patches on the map to indicate publically owned wild spaces, making it difficult for people to locate certain National Forests.
- What’s Killing Native Birds in The Mountain Forests of Kauai? — Yale Environment 360
This interview with biologist Eben Paxton helps to alert people to the declining populations of native birds on the Hawaiian island of Kauai due to disease-carrying mosquitoes within the birds’ mountain habitat.
- Dry tropical forests ‘overlooked and under threat’ — BBC News
A recent study published in the journal Science reveals tropical dry forests as one of the most threatened ecosystems in the world and have little protection, despite being one of the most valuable biological hotspots.