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Forest Digest: July 1, 2018

July 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Forest Digest|Tags: , |

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

Rising seas: ‘Florida is about to be wiped off the map’ – The Guardian

In a new book, Elizabeth Rush details how the U.S. coastline will be dramatically different in coming years.

Tropical Forest Loss Slowed in 2017—To the Second Worst Total Ever – National Geographic

2017 was the second worst year on record for tropical forest loss. The main cause for this is the world’s dependence on palm oil, cattle, soy and wood products. It is estimated that a tract of land the size of 40 football fields was lost every minute last year.

London’s trees may store as much carbon as a rainforest – Mother Nature Network

Research on London’s urban forests yielded pleasant results. The trees measured combined to absorb nearly 178 tons of carbon per hectare.

How to effectively design for a biodiverse, urban future – Green Biz

With the world’s population steadily on the rise, the need for more biodiversity in cities is increasingly important. By observing new strategies, this becomes easier.

July 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Forest Digest|Tags: , |