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Archive: Forests

17 Aug 2015

Global Extinction Rates: Why Do Estimates Vary So Wildly?

by FRED PEARCE
Is it 150 species a day or 24 a day or far less than that? Prominent scientists cite dramatically different numbers when estimating the rate at which species are going extinct. Why is that? READ MORE

10 Aug 2015

With Climate Change, a Terrifying New Normal for Western Firefighters

by DANIEL GLICK AND TED WOOD
In the last two decades, officials in Colorado have watched as massive, months-long wildfires have become a regular occurrence in their state. A Yale Environment 360 video goes onto the front lines with Colorado firefighters who describe what it’s like to continuously confront deadly blazes fueled by a hotter, drier climate. READ MORE

23 Jul 2015

With Camera Drones, New Tool For Viewing and Saving Nature

by DIANE TOOMEY
Filmmaker Thomas Lennon says camera drones have opened up dramatic new possibilities for seeing the natural world and inspiring the public to protect it. In an e360 interview, he talks about how his drone video from the Delaware River illustrates the potential of this new technology. READ MORE

16 Jul 2015

The High Environmental Cost Of Illicit Marijuana Cultivation

by DIANE TOOMEY
Marijuana growers are ravaging forests in northern California to produce their lucrative crop. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, biologist Mary Power talks about the massive ecological footprint of marijuana growing and why nationwide legalization could help alleviate it. READ MORE

13 Jul 2015

Resilience: A New Conservation Strategy for a Warming World

by JIM ROBBINS
As climate change puts ecosystems and species at risk, conservationists are turning to a new approach: preserving those landscapes that are most likely to endure as the world warms. READ MORE

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25 Aug 2015: Endangered Chimp Population Much Larger Than Estimated, Study Shows

24 Aug 2015: Research Links Amazon Fires and North American Hurricanes

31 Jul 2015: Severe Droughts Affect Forests And CO2 Storage for Years, Study Shows

16 Jul 2015: Interview: The High Environmental Cost of Illicit Marijuana Cultivation

01 Jul 2015: Church of England Divests from Oil Firm Exploring Virunga National Park

25 Jun 2015: Photo Gallery: Scenes From The Golden Age of Animal Tracking

16 Jun 2015: Human Data Can Improve Ecosystem Service Models, Study Says

04 Jun 2015: Seven Tiny Frog Species Are Discovered in Brazilian Forest

26 May 2015: Officials Uncover “Mass Graves” Of Illegal Timber in Malaysia Forest Reserve

22 May 2015: Many Trees in Southeast U.S. Closely Related to Tree Species in Asia


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