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Interesting Research News and Tools for Landowners – June 2015

Posted: June 9, 2015

Throughout the month we receive notice of interesting and relevant research and items. These items come from partner organizations. We'll use this space to share these items with you.

As gas boom cuts into forests, scientists study how to put it back together

Researchers from Penn State University and the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources have created a mock wellpad to study ways to reclaim forest land disturbed by gas development.

SIMPLY TREES: Cooling Urban Heat Islands

Though many of us in urban areas don’t realize it, we are residing on an island, a “heat island.” This is the condition where urban areas are significantly warmer than the surrounding countryside during the heat of summer due to human activity and the large amount of heat-absorbing surfaces, plus the lack of vegetation and the cooling it provides.

How Europe’s Climate Policies Have Led to More Trees Being Cut Down in the US

For the sake of a greener Europe, thousands of American trees are falling each month in the forests.

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