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Archive: Forests

06 Jun 2016

At 1,066 Feet Above Rainforest, A View of the Changing Amazon

by DANIEL GROSSMAN
A steel structure in the Amazon, taller than the Eiffel Tower, will soon begin monitoring the atmosphere above the world’s largest tropical forest, providing an international team of scientists with key insights into how this vital region may be affected by global warming. READ MORE

12 May 2016

Saving Amphibians: The Quest To Protect Threatened Species

by JIM ROBBINS
The decline of the world’s amphibians continues, with causes ranging from fungal diseases to warmer and drier climates. Now, researchers are looking at ways to intervene with triage measures that could help save the most vulnerable populations. READ MORE

03 May 2016

How Nations Are Chipping Away at Their Protected Lands

by RICHARD CONNIFF
Winning protected status for key natural areas and habitat has long been seen as the gold standard of conservation. But these gains are increasingly being compromised as governments redraw park boundaries to accommodate mining, logging, and other development. READ MORE

25 Apr 2016

Trouble in Paradise: A Blight Threatens Key Hawaiian Tree

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
The ʻohiʻa is Hawaii’s iconic tree, a keystone species that maintains healthy watersheds and provides habitat for numerous endangered birds. But a virulent fungal disease, possibly related to a warmer, drier climate, is now felling the island’s cherished 'ohi'a forests. READ MORE

19 Apr 2016

As World Warms, How Do We Decide When a Plant is Native?

by JANET MARINELLI
The fate of a tree planted at poet Emily Dickinson's home raises questions about whether gardeners can — or should — play a role in helping plant species migrate in the face of rising temperatures and swiftly changing botanical zones. READ MORE

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18 Jul 2016: Following El Nino, Amazon At Risk of Intense Wildfire Season

15 Jul 2016: India Plants Nearly 50 Million Trees to Fight Air Pollution, Climate Change

07 Jul 2016: California’s Redwood Trees Are Best in the World at Storing CO2

20 Jun 2016: 2015 Deadliest Year for Environmentalists on Record, Finds Report

27 May 2016: Poland Begins Logging Ancient Forest Despite Fierce Protests

24 May 2016: Peru Declares Emergency to Fight Mercury Pollution from Gold Mines

18 May 2016: Trees Sleep, With Branches And Leaves Drooping at Night, New Study Says

10 May 2016: More than 2,000 New Plant Species Are Found Every Year

06 May 2016: Alberta Wildfire Could Unlock Vast Reserves of CO2 from Permafrost

02 May 2016: After a Decade of Decline, Brazil's Deforestation Again on the Rise


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