News Update

The Forest ThreatNet is the Eastern Threat Center's news update with the latest information concerning ongoing research, projects, and partnerships.

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Tweets Prove to be Reliable Indicator of Air Quality Conditions During Wildfires

Social media could be used to improve predictions of air quality impacts from smoke resulting from wildfires and have the potential to improve rescue and relief efforts.

Surprising Resurgence of Red Spruce Likely Result of Cleaner Air and Warmer Winters

Red spruce, for decades the forest equivalent of the canary in the coal mine signaling the detrimental effects of acid rain on northeastern forests, is making a comeback.

Forests Supply Water to Puerto Rico

Widespread forest restoration and monitoring efforts are underway in Puerto Rico. But that work isn’t focused on just the trees in those forests — water supply is an important ecosystem service.

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