In 1971, Theodor Geisel, writing as “Dr. Seuss”, introduced readers to the Lorax, a grouchy, orange, mustachioed advocate for a habitat being destroyed by the Once-ler and his relatives in their quest for Thneed market saturation. The story has taught generations of schoolchildren that animals and plants depend on one…
If you’re familiar with the urban heat island effect, chances are you’re not a fan. It’s that oppressive quality to the air in the Target parking lot that can only be combatted by a trip to the nearest park. But the trees growing in that park may actually be benefitting from the heat. Sometimes.
Tropical protected areas aren’t just havens for wildlife. They’re playing a major, and majorly under-appreciated role in mitigating climate change.
America’s Ash trees are facing extinction. And the impact of their loss in our forests, cities, and backyards will not be small.