Forest Digest: April 29, 2018

Forest Digest: April 29, 2018

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April 29th, 2018|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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Check out what’s happened this week in forestry news!

If Congress Doesn’t Act, Environmentalists Worry Conservation Fund Will Dry UpWOSU Public Media

The Land and Water Conservation Fund is instrumental in preserving natural spaces, but without action from Congress, it will expire later this year.

Global timber trafficking harms forests and costs billions of dollars – here’s how to curb itThe Conversation

Assistant Professor Kenneth Wallen believes social science is one way timber trafficking can be controlled. He proposes showing the public the damage illegal timber trade causes to humans and forests, and stigmatizing the sale and purchase of contraband wood products to curb the illegal timber trade.

Miracle Alert: These Plants Will Help You Sleep BetterArchitectural Digest

Tossing and turning? Bring some of this greenery into your house for a good night’s rest.

Billions of gallons of water saved by thinning forestsScience Daily

California’s dense forests may be harming its water system through excessive evapotranspiration, the process by which plants emit water absorbed from the ground, through tiny pores in their leaves. This is particularly troubling during prolonged, warm droughts. The solution may be using managed fires to thin forests.

We calculated how much money trees save for your cityThe Conversation

This team looked at 10 megacities around the world to calculate the benefits of tree canopy cover, including the ability to reduce flooding, improve air quality, reduce pollution and more.

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