Find out the latest in forest news in this week’s Forest Digest!
- As beetles ravage Western forests, the ancient bristlecone remains unscathed — The Salt Lake Tribune
Intrigued by the survival of the world’s longest-living organisms, this article investigates why some pine species are left alone, while others are decimated by mountain pine beetles.
- 11 facts about North America’s temperate rain forests — Mother Nature Network
Normally when we think of rainforests, we think of the tropics. There are many rainforests to be found in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, however. These ecosystems are fascinating; read about all the interplays between their flora and fauna here.
- Biggest threat to forests, beef lags in push to cut supply chain deforestation — Trust.org
Since the Paris climate change deal in December 2015, a number of companies have climbed on board with efforts to reduce deforestation worldwide. Still, not nearly enough have agreed to the deal, and this article examines the biggest deforestation threats still not with the program.
- New bond aims to unlock private investment to protect forests — Conservation International
Interested in the finances involved behind conservation efforts? This article looks into a new type of bond created to finally attract private investors into the carbon credit market, something the market both struggles with and desperately needs.