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U.S. legislation threatens oldest, tallest trees in Tongass rainforest via @mongabay

U.S. legislation threatens oldest, tallest trees in Tongass rainforest via @mongabay

Conservation photography: on shooting and saving the world's largest temperate rainforest, an interview with Amy Gulick (07/11/2010) Most of the US's large ecosystems are but shadows of their former selves. The old-growth deciduous forests that once covered nearly all of the east and mid-west continental US are gone, reduced to a few fragmented patches that are still being lost. The tall grassy plains that once stretched further than any eye could see have been almost wholly replaced by agriculture and increasing suburbs. Habitats, from deserts to western forests, are largely carved by roads and under heavy impact from resource exploitation to invasive species. Coastal marine systems, once super abundant, have partially collapsed in many places due to overfishing, as well as pollution and development. Despite this, there are still places in the US where the 'wild' in wilde...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0227-hance_tongass_oldgrowt...

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