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February 9, 2016

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February 9, 2016

US Forest Service Releases Findings on the Effects of Drought for Forests, Rangelands

Feb. 1, 2016 — The US Forest Service has released a new report that provides a national assessment of peer-reviewed scientific research on the impacts of drought on US forests and rangelands. This report will help ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — Conserving wildlife habitat sounds noble, but when it comes down to work or sacrifice, cold hard cash -- a decent amount of it -- goes a long ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — Researchers report striking new findings about the structure of tropical rainforests and how the trees in them interact with one another. Their study suggests important new recommendations for how ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — As global temperatures rise, the organic matter in forests appears to break down more quickly, which is accelerating the release of carbon into the atmosphere, according to new ... read more

Peering Into the Amazon's Future

Jan. 4, 2016 — A new model, based on the effect of water stress on individual trees, suggests the change in the Amazon due to climate change would be a gradual transition from high-biomass forests to low-biomass ... read more

Boosting Farm Yields to Restore Habitats Could Create Greenhouse Gas 'Sink'

Jan. 4, 2016 — Study using UK data is first to show raising farm yields and reclaiming 'spared' land for woodlands and wetlands could offset greenhouse gas produced by farming to meet national target of ... read more

Dec. 29, 2015 — What can mathematical modeling teach us about the micrometeorology of the southern Amazonian 'transitional' forest? Quite a lot, it turns out. This particular forest is located between the ... read more

Dec. 28, 2015 — California's forests are home to the planet's oldest, tallest and most-massive trees. New research reveals that up to 58 million large trees in California experienced severe canopy water ... read more

Dec. 23, 2015 — The influence of Typhoon Haiyan damage on leaf nutrient traits in coastal habitats is explored by researchers in a new study. Their publication illuminates several ways in which a tropical cyclone ... read more

Dec. 21, 2015 — In a broad analysis of climate change scenarios, researchers see a grim future for evergreen forests in the Southwest region of the United States. Using field reports, validated regional predictions ... read more

Rivers, Lakes Impact Ability of Forests to Store Carbon

Dec. 21, 2015 — Forests help remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by storing it in trees, but a sizeable amount of the greenhouse gas actually escapes through the soil and into rivers and streams, report ... read more

Dec. 18, 2015 — The extinction of large animals from tropical forests could make climate change worse. New research reveals that a decline in fruit-eating animals such as large primates, tapirs and toucans could ... read more

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Dec. 18, 2015 — Policies aimed at protecting tropical forests in the Congo Basin may unexpectedly lead to increased deforestation and timber production, a new report ... read more

Deforestation Linked to Rise in Cases of Emerging Zoonotic Malaria

Dec. 18, 2015 — A steep rise in human cases of P. knowlesi malaria in Malaysia is likely to be linked to deforestation and associated environmental changes, according to new research. Plasmodium knowlesi is a ... read more

Dec. 17, 2015 — Renewable fuels from pyrolysis bio-oil has been created by researchers. Pyrolysis bio-oil is produced by rapidly heating the forest residues in an oxygen-free environment and then rapidly cooling the ... read more

Oceanographers Use Super-Computers to Help Farmers in Bangladesh

Dec. 17, 2015 — A computer model that aims to provide physical information on the Bangladesh delta to policy makers there, has received the ‘impact’ award from the national super-computing facility, ARCHER. This ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — Mountain pine beetle populations have exploded over the past decade, and these insects have infected and killed thousands of acres of western pine forests. Researchers predicted that as trees died, ... read more

Citizen Scientists Can Help Protect Native Woodlands, Study Shows

Dec. 15, 2015 — Ablaze with color in autumn and carpeted with bluebells in spring, native woodlands are one of Britain’s most prized natural treasures. Now new research is showing that the public – as well as ... read more

Dec. 11, 2015 — Many of the previous studies on global species diversity are inaccurate. These are the conclusions of an international research group that carried out a long-term study on biodiversity in the ... read more

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