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Forest Digest: July 8, 2018

July 8th, 2018|Tags: , , , |


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

Climate Change Is Making It Harder to Revive Damaged Land – Mother Jones 

Due to changing climate, reviving damaged land has become difficult. Conservationists are now planting for the future instead of restoring the past. 

Global warming may be twice what climate models predict – Phys.org 

According to new climate change prediction models, the rate of temperature increase may be double previous predictions. The new data shows the dramatic impact of rising temperatures. 

The West is burning, and it’s barely July – Grist 

This year, wildfires across the country have increased in size and severity. The chief cause of these wildfires are human carelessness and a warming climate. 

Some of the world’s poorest people are bearing the costs of tropical forest conservation – Science Daily 

Research in Madagascar shows that conservation restrictions are imposing a severe cost to poorer populations. 

It’s Official – Spending Time Outside is Good For You – Environmental News Network 

According to new research from the University of East Anglia, living close to nature and spending time outside have profound health benefits. 

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