Forests

March 15, 2017

DEADLINE: John M. Collier Award

Sponsored by the Forest History Society, the Award annually recognizes the author of the best article or series of articles on forest and conservation history. Open to any newspaper or general circulation magazine; professional or freelance journalist in North America; print or online. $1,000 prize +.

"Ghost Forests: How Rising Seas Are Killing Southern U.S. Woodlands"

"A steady increase in sea levels is pushing saltwater into U.S. wetlands, killing trees from Florida to as far north as New Jersey. But with sea level projected to rise by as much as six feet this century, the destruction of coastal forests is expected to become a worsening problem worldwide."

Source: YaleE360, 11/02/2016

"Climate Change Blamed for Half of Increased Forest Fire Danger"

"Forest fires are burning longer and stronger across the western United States, lighting up the landscape with alarming frequency. Residents are forced to flee, homes are incinerated, wildlife habitats are destroyed, lives are lost. Last year, the Forest Service spent more than half its annual budget fighting fires."

Source: NY Times, 10/11/2016

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