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Archive: Forests

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

28 Mar 2016

Is Climate Change Putting World's Microbiomes at Risk?

by JIM ROBBINS
Researchers are only beginning to understand the complexities of the microbes in the earth’s soil and the role they play in fostering healthy ecosystems. Now, climate change is threatening to disrupt these microbes and the key functions they provide. READ MORE

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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

27 Apr 2016: Wooden Skypscrapers Grow in Popularity in Effort to Reduce Emissions

22 Apr 2016: Brazilian Officials Put a Hold on Mega-Dam Project in the Amazon

20 Apr 2016: Entries Invited for Third Annual Yale Environment 360 Video Contest

12 Apr 2016: Scientists Reimagine The Tree of Life With New Microbe Knowledge


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