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4 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2023

  • Energy
  • Clean Energy
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • U.S. Climate
  • stories to watch
People dressed in warm clothes on bicycles carrying reusable shopping bags.
  • Energy
  • Clean Energy
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • U.S. Climate
  • stories to watch
A road leading into the woods with a welcome sign
  • Forests
  • forest monitoring
  • fires
A "restoration in progress" sign against the backdrop of a wetland
  • Cities
  • Forests

How to Protect Forest Carbon in a Fire-prone Future

  • Climate
  • U.S. Climate
  • Forests
  • carbon removal
Forest Service firefighters dig a fireline on a steep-sloped mountain to suppress fire in National Forest.
  • Climate
  • U.S. Climate
  • Forests
  • carbon removal
  • Cities
  • Forests
  • Forest and Landscape Restoration

The Upstream Battle to Protect Drinking Water in North Carolina

  • Water
  • Forests
  • natural infrastructure
A small lake with trees in the background in North Carolina's Triangle region
  • Water
  • Forests
  • natural infrastructure

3 Ways President Biden and Congress Can Restore US Forests

  • Forests
  • carbon removal
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • U.S. policy
Pine trees in Rampart Lakes at dawn.
  • Forests
  • carbon removal
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • U.S. policy

6 Graphics Explain the Climate Feedback Loop Fueling US Fires

  • Forests
  • fires
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • climate impacts
Bobcat Fire, as seen from Monrovia, California
  • Forests
  • fires
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • climate impacts
Rendering of the proposed Brooklyn Bridge Forest
  • Cities
  • Forests

Want to Help the US Economy? Rethink the Trillion Trees Act

  • Forests
  • carbon removal
  • coronavirus
  • climate policy
  • restoration
Planting trees with Nature Conservancy
  • Forests
  • carbon removal
  • coronavirus
  • climate policy
  • restoration

How and Where to Plant 60 Billion Trees in the US

  • U.S. Climate
  • Forests
  • carbon removal
  • restoration
U.S. Forest Service ranger walking in a timber area in Pisgah National Forest
  • U.S. Climate
  • Forests
  • carbon removal
  • restoration

Hundreds of US Communities Are Making Climate Action Plans, but Few Include Forests

  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • Forests
Angeles National Forest
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • Forests
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Learning about forest resilience with rangers. Photo: Leah Schleifer
  • Finance
  • fires
  • restoration
  • Forests
  • Water

DNA Testing Can Save Trees from Illegal Logging – and You Can Help

  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • biodiversity
  • Forests
  • illegal logging
Moss-covered bigleaf maple trees in the Hoh Rainforest
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • biodiversity
  • Forests
  • illegal logging

Forests Could Be Casualties in a U.S.-China Trade War

  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • Forests
Soybean harvesting in Caroline County, Md.
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • Forests

California’s Wine Country Wildfires Are Among the Worst on Record

  • Forests
  • fires
  • global forest watch
flight deck of the MAFFS 6
  • Forests
  • fires
  • global forest watch
Aguaje trees in Peru.
  • deforestation
  • forest monitoring
  • Forests

When Improving America’s Infrastructure, Don’t Forget Forests

  • Water
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • natural infrastructure
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
Watershed
  • Water
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • natural infrastructure
  • Water Quality
  • water risk

Weather Patterns that Fueled Great Smoky Mountains Forest Fire Could Increase with Climate Change

  • Forests
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • drought
  • climate change
  • extreme weather
  • fires
Wildfire at Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Forests
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • drought
  • climate change
  • extreme weather
  • fires