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Forest Digest: February 11, 2018

February 11th, 2018|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Mangroves are expanding and protecting the coastline, good forest management provides an oasis for the golden-winged warbler, and an underwater Ice Age forest can help scientists learn more about climate change. Find out more in this week’s Forest Digest!Read More

Forest Digest: February 4, 2018

February 4th, 2018|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Trees “sweat” to survive heatwaves, the maple syrup problem isn’t going away, and on a global scale, Uganda’s charcoal industry is causing massive deforestation throughout the country and in Cambodia, endangered red-headed vulture nests were discovered. Find out more on this week’s Forest Digest!Read More

Forest Digest: January 28, 2018

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Guy Callendar developed a model that helped shape the study of climate change, urban forests increase a city’s health and wealth, birds can find shelter from rising temperatures in ancient forests, and tree guards are important to protecting street trees from pedestrians. Find out more in this week’s Forest Digest!Read More

Wildlife Sleeping Techniques to Wait Out the Weather

January 26th, 2018|Tags: , |0 Comments

Many animals use sleep to escape extreme weather, especially during the cold winter months. Hibernation, torpor and estivation are sleeping techniques that wildlife use to conserve energy while avoiding the harsh weather conditions. Read More

Why I’m Here: Appreciating Forests in a New Way

January 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

New Policy Intern Megan grew up among the forests of the Adirondacks, which provided the backdrop for many memories of the outdoors. See why she's so passionate about improving access to nature for everyone.Read More
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