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Forest Digest: August 5, 2018

August 5th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Forest Digest|Tags: , , |

Check out what’s happened this past week in forestry news!

Calif.’s climate money is helping feds manage wildfiresE&E News

In an attempt to reduce wildfire risks and reduce carbon emissions, California is spending $55 million of proceeds from its carbon-trading programs to work on national forest lands, as well as adjacent state and private land.

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change – New York Times

This article glances into a window of time from 1979 to 1989 and examines what we knew about climate change, how we failed to take it seriously, and how it impacts us today.

Droughts, Heat Waves and Floods: How to Tell When Climate Change Is to Blame – Scientific American

With the work of researchers in England, journalists may soon have access to reports to determine the influence of climate change on meteorological events.

Heatwave and climate change having negative impact on our soil, say experts – Phys.Org

According to a new study from the University of Manchester, recent heatwaves and drought have a more serious impact on soil than previously thought. This could have widespread implications on plants and other vegetation.

Green Upgrade: How California Is Pioneering ‘Energy Justice’ – Yale Environment 360

The state of California has the world’s fourth largest gas-and-cap trade program in the world. The billions raised are now being used in an innovative project to bring energy to underserved communities.

Why compostable plastics may be no better for the environment – Phys.Org

A new argument from European scientists argues that international standards for compostable plastics are insufficient and cannot accurately predict their biodegradability.

August 5th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Forest Digest|Tags: , , |