“Nature / Environment / Critters” September 30th, 2016

Seven items in total…

U.S.A: Vandals destroy popular “Duckbill” rock formation in Oregon

Agroforestry: “Farming with forests” necessary to maintain agricultural stability

Norway: 323 wild reinder killed by lightning strikes, including 70 calves

China: World’s largest reforestation program overlooks wildlife – “the vast majority of new forests contain only one tree species… restoring the full complement of native trees that once grew on the land would provide the best outcome for biodiversity”

General:

There have been catastrophic declines in wilderness areas around the world over the last 20 years

“Sudden massive tree mortality” can now be predicted using satellite images

Increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) is also increasing oceanic CO2, making it one of the most important research areas…

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