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    Protect This Place: Italy’s World Heritage Beech Forests

    Protect This Place: Italy’s World Heritage Beech Forests

    By Olivia Box The Place Nestled at the very edge of the toe of mainland Italy you’ll find Aspromonte National Park, one of the wildest places in Italy. It sits at the end of the Apennines, which start just below the western Alps and run through central Italy to the toe of the country’s “boot.” […]

    Global Forest Area Declined by 60% Since 1960, Study Finds

    Global Forest Area Declined by 60% Since 1960, Study Finds

    A new study has found an alarming loss in forest areas globally, including that global forest area per capita has dropped from 1.4 hectares in 1960 to just 0.5 hectares per person by 2019, a 60% decline. The research, lead by Ronald Estoque from the Center for Biodiversity and Climate Change, Forestry and Forest Products […]

    Ancient Forest Found Growing Out of Giant Sinkhole in China

    Ancient Forest Found Growing Out of Giant Sinkhole in China

    At the bottom of a 630-foot sinkhole in China lies a green surprise: an ancient forest with trees stretching nearly 130 feet out of the depths. The unusual sinkhole was first discovered by cave explorers in China’s southern Guangxi region, who alerted scientists to their find, according to The Guardian. After confirming the forest’s existence, researchers […]

    Beyond Carbon Storage: New Study Highlights Other Ways Forests Keep Us Cool

    Beyond Carbon Storage: New Study Highlights Other Ways Forests Keep Us Cool

    If all of the world’s forests disappeared tomorrow, how much hotter would the world be?  A first-of-its-kind study published in Frontiers in Forests and Global Change Thursday found that the world’s forests keep the planet around 0.5 degrees Celsius cooler than it would be otherwise. That 0.5 degrees is the same crucial difference between two […]

    Gang-Gang Cockatoo Now Endangered in Australia Due to Climate Crisis

    Gang-Gang Cockatoo Now Endangered in Australia Due to Climate Crisis

    In another example of how the climate crisis is impacting Australian wildlife, the animal emblem of its capital territory will be listed as a threatened species.  Australia’s Environment Minister Sussan Ley emailed Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Environment Minister Rebecca Vassarotti to tell her that the gang-gang cockatoo should be reclassified as “endangered” according to the […]