Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest!
- Forest Service Rejects Destructive Path for ‘Atlantic Coast Pipeline’ — Huffington Post Green
In a recent win for national forests on the east coast, the U.S. Forest Service rejected a proposed plan for an “Atlantic Coast Pipeline” intended to transport natural gas from fracking to power plants along the coasts of Virginia and North Carolina.
- How the fossil fuel industry could redeem itself: Save forests — GreenBiz
The recent adoption of the Paris Accord shows society is on the path towards new energy infrastructure based on renewables, and the fossil fuel industry must adapt accordingly. Ironically, coal, oil and gas based companies have the best development and investment capacity to create industrial-scale, carbon-capture projects in the form of restoring and protecting forests.
- A Bioengineered Tree Could Revive America’s Once-Vast Chestnut Forests — TakePart
Scientists have figured out how to bioengineer chestnut trees to contain a gene to withstand the fungus that originally wiped them out, allowing a gradual revival of east-coast chestnut forests if the technology is successful.
- World heritage forests burn as global tragedy unfolds in Tasmania — The Guardian
World heritage forests are burning in Tasmania because of an unusually dry spring and summer, and 1,000-year-old trees are paying the consequences.