Worst Forest Disaster in U.S. History

When Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast two years ago, the storm devastated 320 million trees. Now the United States is suffering the worst forest catastrophe in its history, according to a new analysis by the journal Science. Using satellite images, scientists found that more than 5 million acres of trees were destroyed across Mississippi and Alabama. Experts said it would take decades for the plant life to recover, and some areas may be permanently damaged. "An area of the state...Full Story
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