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Archive: Forests

16 Nov 2016

Are Trees Sentient Beings? Certainly, Says German Forester

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
In his bestselling book, The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben argues that to save the world’s forests we must first recognize that trees are “wonderful beings” with innate adaptability, intelligence, and the capacity to communicate with — and heal — other trees. READ MORE

01 Nov 2016

Ghost Forests: How Rising Seas Are Killing Southern Woodlands

by ROGER REAL DROUIN
A steady increase in sea levels is pushing saltwater into U.S. wetlands, killing trees from Florida as far north as New Jersey. But with sea level projected to rise by as much as six feet this century, the destruction of coastal forests is expected to become a worsening problem worldwide. READ MORE

22 Sep 2016

What’s Killing Native Birds in The Mountain Forests of Kauai?

by DIANE TOOMEY
Biologist Eben Paxton is sounding the alarm about the catastrophic collapse of native bird populations on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. His group's research has uncovered the culprit: disease-carrying mosquitoes that have invaded the birds' mountain habitat. READ MORE

01 Sep 2016

Exploring How and Why Trees ‘Talk’ to Each Other

by DIANE TOOMEY
Ecologist Suzanne Simard has shown how trees use a network of soil fungi to communicate their needs and aid neighboring plants. Now she’s warning that threats like clear-cutting and climate change could disrupt these critical networks. READ MORE

24 Aug 2016

Science in the Wild: The Legacy Of the U.S. National Park System

by JIM ROBBINS
As the National Park Service marks its centennial this year, the parks are being celebrated for their natural beauty and priceless recreational opportunities. But the parks also provide a less recognized benefit: they serve as a living laboratory for critical scientific research. READ MORE

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07 Dec 2016: Indonesia Bans the Burning Of Peatland; Will Help Reduce CO2 Emissions

16 Nov 2016: Interview: Are Trees Sentient? Certainly, Says German Forester

20 Oct 2016: The Moth Snowstorm: Finding True Value in Nature’s Riches

29 Sep 2016: Climate Change Could Double Wildfire Extent in Canada by 2100

22 Sep 2016: What’s Killing the Native Birds in The Mountain Forests of Kauai?

14 Sep 2016: Islamic Leaders Issue Fatwa on Indonesia’s Slash-and-Burn Agriculture

08 Sep 2016: The World Has Lost 10 Percent Of Its Wilderness Over Last Two Decades

01 Sep 2016: Interview: Exploring How and Why Trees ‘Talk’ to Each Other

23 Aug 2016: Study Shows Humans Learning To Use Natural Resources More Efficiently

19 Aug 2016: Scientists Find 1,075-Year-Old Tree in Northern Greece, Europe’s Oldest


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