Forest Digest: May 27, 2018
In Pittsburgh, a five acre plot is being transformed into a venue to maintain urban forests. This marks a trend that many cities are using to protect urban forest area.
According to a new survey, cities in Florida are now at the highest level of risk to be impacted by climate change, putting serious financial strain on Florida’s cities and counties.
Premature Birth Rates Drop in California After Coal and Oil Plants Shut Down – Inside Climate News
In a new study, researchers found that preterm births dropped from 7 to 5.1 percent after the closing of nearby coal and oil plants. This raises questions about the ethics of rolling back environmental regulations.
In a recent study, scientists have found that greenhouse gas emissions threaten to make rice less nutritious, potentially impacting overall human health.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has changed his thinking on climate change. In a recent subcommittee hearing, Bridenstine said he believed humans are primarily responsible for climate change, after he had disagreed with similar statements in the fall.
U.S. Officials have decided that they will not restore federal protections for grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park, opening the door to public state hunts of the animal.
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