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The Challenge of Tracking How a Trillion Trees Grow

Tracking tree growth will help us understand whether those trillion trees are growing and whether our efforts to fight climate change are on the right track.

World Lost 8 Percent of its Remaining Pristine Forests Since 2000

By Nancy Harris, Rachael Petersen and Susan Minnemeyer Not all forests are created equal. Some of the most important forest ecosystems in the world are large areas of pristine wilderness, known as “Intact Forest Landscapes (IFL).” These ecosystems play a critical role in maintaining biodiversity and regulating the climate, and provide services such as water and […]