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Apr. 13, 2015 — Logging slashes the abundance of invertebrates like ants and earthworms, but new research shows vertebrates can take up their roles in the ecosystem. Nearly a half of all tropical rainforests ... read more

Apr. 3, 2015 — Of the 201 bird and mammal species that call northwest Alaska's arctic and subarctic region their home, 195 of them -- or, roughly, 97 percent -- could experience some form of habitat loss or ... read more

Apr. 3, 2015 — In Central Appalachia, changes in precipitation and temperatures are likely to reduce habitat suitability for some tree species, including iconic species such as American beech, eastern hemlock, ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite delivered a remarkable image of Super Typhoon Maysak on March 31. TRMM obtained an image straight over the top of a super typhoon with a double ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — Insight into how large-scale deforestation could impact global food production by triggering changes in local climate has been gained by new research. In the study, researchers from the United States ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — Using the assessment tool ForWarn, US Forest Service researchers can monitor the growth and development of vegetation that signals winter's end and the awakening of a new growing season. Now ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — The 2000-2003 drought in the American southwest triggered a widespread die-off of forests around the region. A team of scientists developed a new modeling tool to explain how and where trembling ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — Researchers surveying for endangered primates in national parks and forest reserves of Ivory Coast found, to their surprise, that most of these protected areas had been turned into illegal cocoa ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — New global forest maps combine citizen science with multiple data sources, for an unprecedented level of accuracy about the location and extent of forestland worldwide. "The new maps rely on a ... read more

Mar. 25, 2015 — Research on lemurs' geographic mobility may help direct future conservation efforts on Madagascar. For centuries, scientists have marveled at Madagascar's lemur species, whose origins are ... read more

Western Forests Decimated by Pine Beetles Not More Likely to Burn

Mar. 23, 2015 — Western US forests killed by the mountain pine beetle epidemic are no more at risk to burn than healthy Western forests, according to new findings that fly in the face of both public perception and ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — Large protected areas in the Xingu River Basin have helped shield an Amazonian watershed from the effects observed in its less-protected neighbor, the Araguaia-Tocantins, a study ... read more

Mar. 20, 2015 — An extensive study of global habitat fragmentation -- the division of habitats into smaller and more isolated patches -- points to major trouble for a number of the world's ecosystems and the ... read more

Mar. 20, 2015 — Every year, many bird researchers catch warblers, finches, thrushes and other feathered travelers to better understand their routes and migration patterns. A number of conservation initiatives seek ... read more

Mar. 19, 2015 — Without better local management, the world's most iconic ecosystems are at risk of collapse under climate change, say researchers. Protecting places of global environmental importance such as ... read more

Mar. 18, 2015 — The Amazon is losing its capacity to absorb carbon from the atmosphere, reveals he most extensive land-based study of the Amazon to date. From a peak of two billion tons of carbon dioxide each year ... read more

Mar. 17, 2015 — Land managers use prescribed burns to help prevent wildfires and protect the ecosystem. They prefer to burn every few years, but costs, liability and proximity to development prevent them from ... read more

Biodiversity Protected Areas in Indonesia Ineffective in Preventing Deforestation, Experts Say

Mar. 16, 2015 — Establishing protected areas in forests is one way to keep deforestation at bay and safeguard biodiversity. However, a new study has revealed that such a measure is ineffective in the case of ... read more

Mar. 13, 2015 — New research highlights how poor connectivity of protected area (PA) networks in Southeast Asia may prevent lowland species from responding to climate change. Tropical species are shifting to higher ... read more

Mar. 12, 2015 — An international research team has shed new light on the diet of some of the earliest recorded humans in Sri Lanka. The researchers analyzed the carbon and oxygen isotopes in the teeth of 26 ... read more

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