Restoring Earth's natural defenders

It's no secret that the forests of the world are under severe pressure from human activities. We tend to think of tropical forests, and in particular the Amazon, as bearing the brunt of the impacts of deforestation and other ...

First ICESat-2 global data released: Ice, forests and more

More than a trillion new measurements of Earth's height—blanketing everything from glaciers in Greenland, to mangrove forests in Florida, to sea ice surrounding Antarctica—are now available to the public. With millions ...

How sea level rise affects birds in coastal forests

When saltwater inundates coastal forests as sea levels rise, it kills salt-sensitive trees, leaving "ghost forests" of bare snags behind. A new study from North Carolina State University explores how changes in vegetation ...

Mangroves to mudflats and not back again

Over one-third of Earth's population lives with 100 km of a coastline and depend on the services that coastal ecosystems provide. With the intensity and impact of hurricanes expected to increase in the future, there is a ...

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