CBS Evening News: Nearly 1 billion trees threatened by California drought
31st December 2015

CBS Evening News: Nearly 1 billion trees threatened by California drought

Media Coverage
Climate Change
Forests
California
United States
Imaging Spectroscopy
Machine Learning

While much of the country is dealing with rain and snow, California is still dry. One hundred percent of the state is in some form of drought, and a new study just released by the Carnegie Institution for Science has now put a number on what the drought has done to California’s iconic forests. A high-tech flying laboratory has been soaring over California, measuring the impact of four years of drought.

“There’s a lot of red on this screen, which is a sign that we’re over an area that’s in trouble,” scientist Greg Asner told CBS News.

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