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A Respite From Record Losses, but Tropical Forests Are Still in Trouble

30 million acres of tropical forest were lost in 2018, according to an analysis of satellite images released by Global Forest Watch, a program of the environmental research group World Resources Institute. This is down from the highs of 42 million acres in 2016 and 39 million acres in 2017. New York Times

Can Humans Help Trees Outrun Climate Change?

Foresters began noticing the patches of dying pines and denuded oaks, and grew concerned. Warmer winters and drier summers had sent invasive insects and diseases marching northward, killing the trees. New York Times

We Have Five Years To Save Ourselves From Climate Change

The level of carbon now in the atmosphere hasn’t been seen in 12 million years, Harvard scientist James Anderson warned, and this pollution is rapidly pushing the climate back to its state in the Eocene Epoch, more than 33 million years ago, when there was no ice on either pole. Forbes

The Privacy Project

Companies and governments are gaining new powers to follow people across the internet and around the world, and even to peer into their genomes. The benefits of such advances have been apparent for years; the costs — in anonymity, even autonomy — are now becoming clearer. New York Times