Find out the latest in forest news with this week’s Forest Digest!
- Wildfire, Forests, and Climate Change — TheEnergyCollective.com
Forest mismanagement and escalating climate change are lengthening and intensifying wildfires, which threaten the health of the world’s forests. Plus, an infographic on the world’s deadliest wildfires.
- Forest Fires Can Heat Up the Whole Planet — National Geographic
Climate change is dramatically affecting boreal forests, threatening to turn them from a major carbon store to a greenhouse gas emitter.
- Neutralizing acidic forest soils boosts tree growth, nitrogen export — ScienceDaily
Efforts to counteract acid rain in forest soils by adding calcium were effective in regaining tree growth, but also increased nitrogen levels to the water.
- Senators, Obama Administration Butt Heads Over Wildfire Costs — Morning Consult
As wildfire costs increasingly use up more of the Forest Service’s budget, Senators on the Energy and Natural Resources committee proposed a bill that would use the emergency budget to proactively mitigate wildfires.