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Forest Digest: February 3, 2019

February 3rd, 2019|Categories: Blog, Forest Digest|Tags: , |

Check out what’s happened in forest and environmental news this week!

California Wants Faster Forestry Approvals in Wildfire Fight – Insurance Journal

California wildland managers said this week that they want to speed up logging and prescribed burns designed to slow wildfires that have devastated communities in recent years.

Take care of your trees in winterHerald-Standard

In a season of ice and snow, winter weather can cause stress to trees that landscape homes. But there are steps homeowners can take to insure the health and beauty of their trees.

Joshua Trees Could Take 200 to 300 Years to Recover From Shutdown DamageSmithsonian

A former park superintendent says it will take centuries to regrow some of the iconic plants destroyed during the 35-day furlough.

Polar vortex: What role does climate change play?BBC News

As a third of the US grapples with brutally cold weather, scientists are assessing how much this might be down to long-term changes to our climate.

For the Love of Beer, We’ve Got to Fix Climate ChangeWIRED

Water, yeast, hops and barley – the four ingredients needed for beer. Unfortunately, climate change is threatening to throw the process off balance.

February 3rd, 2019|Categories: Blog, Forest Digest|Tags: , |