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Forest Digest: July 22, 2018

July 22nd, 2018|Tags: , , |


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

Cedars of God face threat from climate change – Mother Nature Network      

Cedars of God, a famous grove of Lebanon Cedar, is now under threat. The UNESCO world heritage site was once under threat from deforestation, but now faces a new threat with climate change.

Ambitious Parks Aim to Transform Oklahoma’s Cities – The Dirt

In Oklahoma City, an ambitious new development is using greenspace to redevelop a once unattractive downtown. The ambitious plan hopes to serve as model for future greenspaces in other cities.

Greening Vacant Lots Reduces Feelings of Depression in City Dwellers, Penn Study Finds – Environmental News Network

A new study from the University of Pennsylvania has found that greening vacant lots significantly reduces feelings of depression in urban areas.

Climate Change Is Beginning to Shift Planet’s Seasons: Scientists – Insurance Journal

Scientists have recently concluded that humans have been pushing seasonal temperatures out of balance, and influencing the changing of seasons.

Southeast Asian deforestation more extensive than thought, study finds – Mongabay

Researchers have discovered that the extent of deforestation in Southeast Asia is more severe than previously recorded.

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