Expanding Forests in the Northern Latitudes

Posted by Trish Riley, March 23, 2011

Boreal forests experience growthAccording to a recent United Nations report, forested areas in Europe, North America, the Caucasus, and Central Asia have grown steadily over the past two decades. While tropical areas have steadily lost their forests to excessive logging and increased agriculture, northern areas have seen increases caused by conservation efforts. However, the long-term health and stability of northern forest lands may be imperiled by the effects of climate change.

via Environmental News Network

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