- Forests in spotlight at Paris climate talks — Nature. com
With the climate talks taking place in Paris this week and next, forests are a particularly hot topic, both in terms of their importance to fighting climate change as well as the growing difficulty of protecting and expanding forests.
- Forests Can Only Fight Climate Change if We Become Better Stewards — The Tyee
Because of forests’ important role in combatting climate change, this article provides a Canadian perspective on the essential role humans play in helping to better protect the forests of the world.
- Growing forests, growing minds — Wisconsin Dells Events
A program in Wisconsin, known as the LEAF program, provides “school forests” to help children learn about the environment and conservation.
- Biodiversity enhances carbon storage of tropical forests — Phys.org
Recent research reveals that the level of biodiversity in tropical forests, which harbor 96 percent of tree species, plays a critical role in tropical forests’ ability to store larger amounts of carbon — as they currently store 25 percent of global carbon.
December 4, 2015
Forest Digest – Week of November 30, 2015