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Forest Digest: June 24, 2018

June 24th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Forest Digest|Tags: , , |

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

‘The entire habitat is gone’: Hawaii’s natural wonders claimed by lavaThe Guardian

After recent lava flows, a large portion of Hawaii’s native Ohia forest has been buried under lava. The area was home to many native Hawaiian species.

Loss of Earth’s intact forests speeds up: scientistsPhys.org

Scientists are alarmed about the increasing deforestation of intact forests across the globe. Since 2000, the average amount of daily forest loss was 200 sq. km.

Hotter Cities Could Be Deadly for Americans Without ShelterCities Lab

With homelessness across the United States on the rise, consequences of climate change could prove deadly to those without shelter.

Climate Change First Became News 30 Years Ago. Why Haven’t We Fixed It?National Geographic Magazine

In 1956, the New York Times was already discussing the effect greenhouse gas emissions would have on our environment. In 1988, drought, heat and fire were all hot topics in the news. So now, in 2018, why are we still not all-in on the fight against climate change?

June 24th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Forest Digest|Tags: , , |