- Biggest ever die-off of ocean forests triggered by warming seas — New Scientist
Recent discoveries have revealed that more than 100 kilometers of ocean forests along the southern coast of Western Australia have been completely destroyed by rising sea temperatures, and the loss is expected to worsen.
- Bornean orangutan declared ‘critically endangered’ as forests shrink — The Guardian
The latest assessment published this week by the International Union for Conservation of Nature has now listed the Bornean orangutan as critically endangered, meaning “extremely high risk of extinction in the wild,” due to habitat loss and hunting.
- Understanding forest fire history can help keep forests healthy — Phys.org
Forest fires can actually play an important role in keeping forests healthy; therefore, it is important to understand the history of forest fires within specific regions, which has been the focus of recent studies looking at tree rings by the University of Missouri.
- California redwood trees sap up more CO2 than others – even after they die — Inhabitat
A seven-year study published this week analyzed 11 old-growth forests in California to determine their role in carbon sequestration and the fight against climate change, revealing their potential to store more carbon than even tropical forests.
July 8, 2016
Forest Digest — Week of July 4, 2016