Slash and Sprawl: U.S. Eastern Forests Resume Decline

Trees once covered almost the entire eastern seaboard of the U.S. Vast forests supported a rich ecosystem, including flocks of the extinct passenger pigeon big enough to blot out the sun. But by the 1920s at least half of this forest was gone–a victim of tree-clearing for farming, forestry or fossil-fuel extraction. [More]



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