Nearly 1 billion California trees have suffered severe canopy water loss in just a few years

January 4, 2016 by  
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California’s historic drought has led to devastating effects on its residents and environment, including the loss of  millions of trees in its formerly lush forests. Low rainfall, wildfires, and beetle outbreaks have caused damage to the health of forests in the state, but until now we did not know just how much. Recently, a study by the Carnegie Institution for Science revealed extensive canopy water loss in 888 million trees. The use of a laser-guided, airborne observatory resulted in detailed scans of forests and satellite data helped to map the slow degradation of the trees from 2011 to 2015. Read the rest of Nearly 1 billion California trees have suffered severe canopy water loss in just a few years

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All major forest biomes on Earth are dying, and fast

August 24, 2015 by  
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We have to cut right to the chase on this one. Every single major forest biome is dying , according to reports in the latest issue of Science , which is devoted to the special topic of worldwide forest health. It’s happening now, it’s happening fast, and it’s even happening in forests that have traditionally proven resistant to the changes that endanger other forests. Read the rest of All major forest biomes on Earth are dying, and fast

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All major forest biomes on Earth are dying, and fast

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