News tagged with forest conditions

Climate conditions determine Amazon fire risk

(Phys.org) —Using an innovative satellite technique, NASA scientists have determined that a previously unmapped type of wildfire in the Amazon rainforest is responsible for destroying several times more forest than has ...

dateJun 08, 2013 in Environment
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Drought's lasting impact on forests

In the virtual worlds of climate modeling, forests and other vegetation are assumed to bounce back quickly from extreme drought. But that assumption is far off the mark, according to a new study of drought impacts at forest ...

dateJul 30, 2015 in Environment
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Sustainability of Pennsylvania forests challenged

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new report on the sustainability of forests in the United States indicates that Pennsylvania forests have declined slightly in the last decade and face a number of threats, according to an expert in Penn ...

dateAug 30, 2011 in Environment
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