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Protecting Forests Near and Far: Cities4Forests Launches at GCAS
Protecting Forests Near and Far: Cities4Forests Launches at GCAS
Most people don’t associate cities with trees, but urban areas are actually dependent on healthy forests. Trees within cities reduce heat, provide spaces for recreation and socialization, and increase property values. Nearby trees in the watersheds around cities filter drinking water and ...
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Kerala Flooding: Natural Calamity or Manmade Disaster?
Kerala Flooding: Natural Calamity or Manmade Disaster?
As India prepared to commemorate its 72nd Independence Day last month, the southern state of Kerala saw little reason to celebrate. The monsoon rainfall this year was heavier than normal and had reached alarming levels. On an average, districts received ...
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3 Reasons City Dwellers Should Care About Forests
3 Reasons City Dwellers Should Care About Forests
If you’re reading this, you are probably a city dweller. More than half of humanity lives in cities, and the percentage continues to grow. As more and more of us move from the rural landscapes our ancestors called home, we are particularly estranged ...
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Every Tree Matters: Brazilian Cities Prioritize Urban Restoration
In addition to counting people, cars and kilometers of infrastructure, cities today are counting trees. Urban forests are another tool to combat climate change and increase quality of life in cities. Furthermore, concrete urban jungles lack a connection to nature, which directly ...
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On International Day of Forests, a Look at How Trees Help Make Cities Healthier
On International Day of Forests, a Look at How Trees Help Make Cities Healthier
While the words “forests” and “cities” don’t traditionally go hand in hand, urban forestry has started to bridge that gap. While some cities have minimal tree cover due to inadequate soil or a lack of space, others are nearly half ...