Planting A Million Trees In Semi-Arid Desert To Combat Climate Change

"Tucson's ambitious tree planting goal aims to improve the health of residents, wildlife, and the watershed."

"Reflecting on her childhood, Tucson, Ariz., Mayor Regina Romero points to her father as the figure who lit an environmentalist fire within her.

Any chance he'd get, Romero's father would take his wife and six kids to an 800-acre ranch in the Sierra Madre mountain range of Sonora, where they learned how to ride horses, direct cattle, and to respect the wildlife, such as bobcats and brown bears.

"We invaded their space," he would tell them.

At the ranch, there was an outhouse instead of running water, rivers instead of showers. It was very rudimentary, Romero told EHN."

Quinn Mcveigh reports for Environmental Health News May 14, 2021.

Source: Daily Climate, 05/20/2021