Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest!
- How a Forest Responds to the Threatening Heat of 2100 — Scientific American
The U.S. Forest Service’s experiment in Puerto Rico tests how tropical rainforests will respond to rising temperatures. It’s one of the first experiments to model a realistic global climate system.
- It’s Not Just Coal and Oil: Forests Are Key to Climate — National Geographic
As the Paris Climate Talks approach, it’s important to consider the role forests play in fighting climate change, from storing carbon to releasing substantial amounts of greenhouse gases when cleared.
- Pine Cones’ Humidity Response Inspired New Technology For Tiny Robots — Nature World News
Nope, it’s not science fiction! The physiological of pine cones and plants are helping scientists design robots that are powered by changes in humidity.
- In Guatemala, People Living Off Forests Are Tasked With Protecting Them — New York Times
In the battle between the value of a forest, deforested versus thriving, local Guatemalans are charged with protecting the forests they so desperately need.