Loose Leaf

The Official Blog of American Forests

Home/Blog, Forest Digest/Forest Digest: January 6, 2019

Forest Digest: January 6, 2019

January 6th, 2019|Tags: , , , |


National Parks and Forests like the one pictured here are being affected by the government shutdown.Check out what’s happened this week in forest and environmental news!

Access to national parks, forests limited after government shutdown – KOMO NEWS

The ongoing government shutdown has resulted in limited service in national parks and forests, with search and rescue, visitor centers, trash collection and more all lacking.

Gender equality vital part of forest-based climate action, says CIFOR scientist at COP24Forests News

At U.N. climate talks in Poland last month, scientists stressed the need for gender equality in tree-based climate initiatives, citing links between inclusive processes with more equitable outcomes and better environmental performance.

Extreme weather in 2018 was a raging, howling signal of climate changeThe Washington Post

Flooding, drought, wildfires and dangerously high temperatures – 2018 saw it all, and these extreme weather patterns are likely to continue this year and into the future.

Forests, like humans, require a balanced diet – Science Daily

Forests’ ‘fast food’ diet of carbon dioxide is causing them to grow faster, but the growth may peak as the trees deplete nitrogen in the soil.

Instead of Throwing Christmas Trees Away, What If We Recycled Them?Discover

The holiday season might be over, but researches in Britain have found a new way to repurpose the most iconic decoration.

11 policy ideas to protect the planetThe Washington Post

We have until 2030 to implement drastic changes to avoid catastrophic warming – these 11 policy initiatives can help.

Leave A Comment