Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest!
- Saving America’s forests one wooden high-rise at a time — E&E Publishing, LLC
An upcoming project, in which a 12-story high rise in Portland, Ore. will be made primarily of wood, could have an impact on the future of the construction industry in the United States.
- AMAZON RAIN FOREST AND THE FORESTS OF THE GLOBAL NORTH OF THE EARTH ARE MOST VULNERABLE TO BIG SWINGS IN CLIMATE — MicroCap Magazine
A recent study published in the journal Nature reveals additional confirmation of the climate vulnerability of major forest ecosystems, such as the Amazon rain forest, as well as reveals new ecosystems particularly vulnerable to effects of climate change.
- In Borneo’s Ruined Forests, Nomads Have Nowhere to Go — Smithsonian.com
Due to growing demand for timber and palm oil, more than forests and biodiversity are facing the negative consequences of forest loss. Nomads on the island of Borneo are being displaced.
- What Will Colorado’s Forests Look Like in 90 Years? — The Denver Magazine
With the help of a new tool by the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, the potential fate of Colorado’s forests over the next 90 years is a bit more clear, depending on how humans are able to help mitigate climate change.