Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Each article corresponds to one of the elements —Earth, air, fire and water — in our “Elements of Forests” Earth Month campaign and why #WeNeedForests.
- Fire: Record Wildfire Comes to Kansas, as Do Lifesaving Neighbors — New York Times
The largest wildfire recorded in Kansas history has swept across the state, and neighbors are stepping in to help each other.
- Earth: NASA satellite images uncover underground forest fungi — Phys.org
In attempts to better understand how forests adapt to climate change, a team of scientists led by NASA has developed the first method for detecting different types of fungi that live underneath forests from space.
- Air: One Billion Strong: Can Chinese Megacities Lead on Urban Conservation? — Huffington Post
This article takes a look at how one of the most polluted countries could potentially become a leader in urban conservations through the rapid increase of urban forests and green infrastructure.
- Water: Fishburne cadets plant trees to help water quality — Daily Progress
As increased construction and development causes additional storm water runoff, there are efforts in Virginia to use trees to help manage and filter the water before it reaches the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
- #WeNeedForests: Why Saving Our Forests Means Saving the Future For Animals – and Us — OneGreenPlanet.org
In this recent article, the author looks at some of the reasons we, and wildlife, need forests, the challenges facing forest health and conservation efforts in place to help protect them.
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