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What you focus on expands.

How many times have you heard that expression?

If you’re someone who thinks the media never report good news, you’re wrong.

They do. You just have to look for it. And the more you look for it, the more you find it.

So, how do you find it?

Well. you can look for it yourself OR you can come back here on a regular basis.

Why?

Because good news is on my radar and I will find it for you. Easy, eh?

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First up:

Forests are making a comeback (they may be out of the woods :o) !

This is good news for all you air-breathers out there.

In a paper presented last November in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences they found that forests are expanding in many areas.

From the paper:

Are prospects for global forests deteriorating or improving? Amid widespread reports of deforestation, some reports provide clues that suggest a reversal of the overall forest decline in many regions. The turning point from net deforestation to net reforestation is defined as the forest transition (1). During the past two centuries, Europe has experienced forest transitions. Since 19th century transitions in the U.S. (2), the forests of industrial and urbanized Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Illinois have expanded by more than half (3).

Area, density, biomass, and carbon confer valued attributes on forests (Table 1). Forest area harbors biodiversity, beautifies landscape, and bestows solitude. Forest area also anchors soil, slows erosion, and tempers stream flow. The density of growing stock, which is the volume per area of timber large enough to harvest profitably, furnishes lumber and paper. The tons of forest biomass per volume of growing stock energize ecosystems and can fuel economies. According to its carbon concentration, the forest biomass withholds carbon dioxide that would add to greenhouse gas in the atmosphere.

To read the entire paper click here.

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