Coastal flooding enhances methane buildup in forests

Forests are typically thought of as carbon sinks, absorbing more greenhouse gases from the atmosphere than they release. Trees and plants suck in carbon dioxide during photosynthesis and release oxygen back into the air. ...

Tree trunks take a licking as koalas source water

Koalas are one of the world's most charismatic animals. But there is a lot we still don't know about them. For example, how do the marsupials access water in the treetops? Do they only absorb moisture from the gum leaves ...

Thick smoke chokes Brazil's north as Amazon fires rage

Blackened tree trunks lay smoldering on the charred ground as thick smoke chokes the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, a scene of devastation that is being repeated across the "lungs of the planet."

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