News tagged with tropical forests

Loss of tropical forests reduces rainfall

Deforestation can have a significant effect on tropical rainfall, new research confirms. The findings have potentially devastating impacts for people living in and near the Amazon and Congo forests.

Sep 05, 2012 5 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Earth's northern biomass mapped and measured

The biomass of the northern hemisphere's forests has been mapped with greater precision than ever before thanks to satellites, improving our understanding of the carbon cycle and our prediction of Earth's ...

Jun 27, 2013 5 / 5 (4) 0

Amazon carbon sink threatened by drought

The Amazon is surprisingly sensitive to drought, according to new research conducted throughout the world's largest tropical forest. The 30-year study, published today in Science, provides the first solid evidence that d ...

Mar 05, 2009 3 / 5 (6) 2