More bad news on the eco-capital side. Preservation of land, forest has amazing environmental and economic benefits. They are well documented around the world. Saving open space, vegetation, tree canopies, natural habitat for wildlife is a proven winner. Why are we not listening and holding on dearly to our woods?
Of course urban forest are critically important to the long-term health of our cities.
Study co-author Sheng Yang shows an example of tree canopy loss and receding forests on the campus of the State University of New York at Syracuse. (Wendy Osborne/SUNY)