Study shows lasting effects of drought in rainy eastern US
This spring, more than 40 percent of the western U.S. is in a drought that the USDA deems "severe" or "exceptional." The same was true in 2013. In 2012, drought even spread to the humid east.
Fire and drought may push Amazonian forests beyond tipping point
Future simulations of climate in the Amazon suggest a longer dry season leading to more drought and fires. Woods Hole Research Center scientists Michael Coe, Paulo Brando, Marcia Macedo and colleagues have ...
Nutrient-rich forests absorb more carbon
The ability of forests to sequester carbon from the atmosphere depends on nutrients available in the forest soils, shows new research from an international team of researchers including the International ...
Study of dead wood in old-growth Iranian forest provides information for forest management
Dead wood, such as old stumps and logs, is often overlooked when examining forest's vitality; however, new research from old-growth forests in Iran point out the importance of this often-overlooked forest ...
Warming climate has consequences for Michigan's forests
In the last 100 years, Michigan has become warmer, with more rain coming through heavy downpours. Climate models suggest that the state will continue to warm and variability in precipitation patterns will ...
Iconic boreal bird species declining in the Adirondacks, study says
A new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society finds that several iconic Adirondack birds are in trouble, with declines driven by the size of their wetland habitats, how connected these wetlands are to ...
Getting a whiff of climate change
Monday was the day when millions of people in New York and New Jersey learned what climate change smells like, or at least what one of its aromas is.
Putting a price on ecological restoration
Putting a price on clean water and soil fertility helps the UN set ecological restoration targets for degraded and deforested land.
'Remarkable social progress' when forests are FSC certified, new study confirms
Forests FSC certified for their sustainable management provide more benefits to communities than uncertified forests, according to a new study of Congo Basin logging concessions by the Center for International ...
Gauging the impact of tropical forest logging: Winrock develops new method for quantifying carbon emissions
Researchers at Winrock International have developed a first-of-its-kind method for estimating carbon emissions from forest degradation caused by selective logging in tropical regions. Refined over a period of 15 years and ...
Native trappers defend Canada forests from logging
Beyond a clear-cut in Quebec's far north—marked by a sign that reads "the road of destruction ends here"—aboriginal Canadians are fighting for an ancient forest and their traditional hunting rights.
Research suggests Autumn is ending later in the northern hemisphere
A study by the University of Southampton suggests that on average the end of Autumn is taking place later in the year and Spring is starting slightly earlier.
Forests crucial to green growth
The value of forests and tree-based ecosystems extends far beyond carbon sequestration; they are the foundation of sustainable societies.
Ants plant tomorrow's rainforest
Tropical montane rain forests are highly threatened and their remnants are often surrounded by deforested landscapes. For the regeneration of these degraded areas, seed dispersal of forest trees plays a crucial ...