Deforestation remedies can have unintended consequences, researchers say
When it comes to fixing deforestation and forest degradation, good intentions can lead to bad outcomes.
Tropical countries' growing wealth may aid conservation
While inadequate funding has hampered international efforts to conserve biodiversity in tropical forests, a new Duke University-led study finds that people in a growing number of tropical countries may be ...
New study shows Indonesia's disastrous deforestation
Satellite images have found that Indonesia's ancient forests, a cradle of biodiversity and a buffer against climate change, have shrunk much faster than thought, scientists said on Sunday.
Emergency appeal launched to combat rise in elephant poaching
An emergency appeal has been launched by the Rapid Response Facility (RRF) for local conservation group HAkA, in response to a significant increase in poaching of Sumatran elephants in Aceh, Indonesia.
Scientists study the effects of climate change on Puerto Rican forest
Did you know that there is a tropical rainforest in the United States? It's in Puerto Rico—the El Yunque National Forest—and Michigan Technological University researchers are joining U.S. Forest Service ...
Forest of carbon nanotubes (w/ Video)
This image shows a 'forest' of carbon nanotubes – thousands upon thousands of tiny rolls of carbon atoms, grown on a scrap of copper foil. James Dolan explains how easy it is to run across beautiful scenery such as this ...
Scientists ask Obama to protect old growth forest
More than 75 U.S. and Canadian scientists have sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking for a policy to preserve what remains of America's old-growth forest.
Indonesia fires spark Singapore, Malaysia haze warning
Indonesia's disaster agency warned Wednesday that neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia could be hit by more choking smog, after a huge jump in forest fires in a province at the centre of an air pollution crisis ...
Moth invasions cause widespread damage in the sub-arctic birch forest
In just seven years, as much as one-third of the mountain-birch forest in the North Calotte region was severely defoliated by two moth species. Researchers now have a better understanding of what happened.
Making progress on deforestation
In 2005, Brazil was losing more forest each year than any other country. The good news is that today, Brazil has reduced deforestation in the Amazon rainforest by 70 percent, according to a recent study. ...
Earthworm invasion: calling all citizen scientists
Interloping earthworms are wiggling and nibbling their way through northern soils, wreaking havoc on local ecosystems. It's an invasion that can be slowed only with help from citizen scientists and other ...
Protecting and connecting the Flathead National Forest
A new report from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) calls for completing the legacy of Wilderness lands on the Flathead National Forest in Montana. The report identifies important, secure habitats and ...
UNESCO says all of Tasmanian forest to stay protected
The UN's cultural body on Monday rejected a controversial Australian attempt to revoke World Heritage status for parts of the Tasmanian Wilderness, which would have opened them up to loggers.
Mangroves prove favoured hangout for young rays
Mangrove forests within the coastal lagoon of Mangrove Bay in Ningaloo Reef appear to be a key habitat for tropical rays during their vulnerable juvenile life-stage, a collaborative research project between ...