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Thursday, April 22, 2010
Eastern US Forests Resume Decline
Came across this article in the Society of American Forester's E-Forester. It provides links to two articles describing the decline in eastern US forests. Well worth a read through both articles.
April 13 - A new study appearing in the journal Bioscience reveals that, since the 1970s, eastern forests have begun to diminish again; roughly 3.7 million hectares of forested land-an area larger than the state of Maryland-have been transformed into subdivisions, tree plantations, and lunar-esque landscapes resulting from mountaintop removal mining.