Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest!
- Why Restoring Nature Could Be the Key to Fighting Climate Change — Time
A recent study published in the journal Nature provides strong evidence that restoring biodiversity will strengthen ecosystems’ ability to combat climate change.
- Forests: Protected and ‘Intact’ Forests Fell at ‘Alarming’ Rate 2000-2012, Says Study — Nature World News
During a 12-year span, from 2000-2012, a new study reports that the earth lost three percent of its protected forests, 2.5 percent of its “intact” forests and 1.5 percent of its “protected intact” forests.
- Fighting Wildfire With Finance — Huffington Post
With wildfires increasingly devastating our western forests, and the threat of climate change worsening the situation in years to come, it is clear that cost-effective and innovative solutions to dealing with this issue must be addressed.
- Rising Sea Level Threatens To Submerge Mangrove Forests By 2070 — TechTimes.com
With climate change causing increasing sea level rise, mangrove forests, specifically in the Indo-Pacific region, could be completely gone by 2070, says a new study.