Current Issues: Max Kerns

forests in 14 years

31 August 2016 / Morgan Erickson-Davis

A new analysis of satellite data found some watersheds lost upwards of 22 percent of their tree cover, endangering water security.

This article was an overview of the current issues with the worlds 230 watersheds and the loss of tree cover from 6-14% with some cases showing loss of upwards of 22%. This has dire ramifications for local species and communities that rely on the tree cover, which helps with a multitude of benefits from preventing erosion to the filtering of groundwater.

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