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August 30, 2015

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August 30, 2015

Aug. 29, 2015 — Longer, more severe, and hotter droughts and a myriad of other threats, including diseases and more extensive and severe wildfires, are threatening to transform some of the world's temperate ... read more

Soils Protect the Natural Environment

Aug. 27, 2015 — No matter where you live, soils protect the natural environment around ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Researchers are developing models for predicting carbon levels in Central African forests based on measuring only 5% of all trees. In addition to being a lot more effective, their work is also ... read more

July 30, 2015 — In a global study of drought impacts, forest trees took an average of two to four years to resume normal growth rates, a revelation indicating that Earth's forests are capable of storing less ... read more

July 28, 2015 — Wild chimpanzees in the forests of Uganda are increasingly eating clay to supplement the minerals in their diet, according to a long-term international study . The article describes how the ... read more

July 27, 2015 — A logging company has agreed to begin dismantling abandoned logging roads currently being used by poachers to access prime Amur (Siberian) tiger habitat in the Russian Far ... read more

Mangroves Help Protect Against Sea Level Rise

July 23, 2015 — Mangrove forests could play a crucial role in protecting coastal areas from sea level rise caused by climate change, according to new research. Scientists did leading-edge mathematical simulations to ... read more

Controlled Burns Increase Invasive Grass in Hardwood Forests

July 21, 2015 — Controlled burning is widely used to maintain biodiversity and enhance regeneration of important deciduous tree species such as oak and hickory, but a recent study found that this practice also ... read more

July 21, 2015 — Scientists have just completed a large-scale research project conducted over a five-year period on the African continent. The aim of this study was to compile the first greenhouse gas budget of ... read more

July 20, 2015 — Over a 35-year period, the length of forest fire seasons worldwide increased by 18.7 percent due to more rain-free days and hotter temperatures, according to research. The study examined weather data ... read more

July 20, 2015 — The first worldwide study of animals and the seeds they eat has overturned a long-held assumption -- that large animals mainly eat large seeds. The finding shows that a wider variety of plants than ... read more

Climate Change Just One of Many Risks to Trees in the Tropical Andes

July 16, 2015 — Scientists have provided the first robust assessment of climate change impacts on extinction risk in the tropical Andes, an area of global importance for biodiversity. ... read more

July 14, 2015 — Biologists have assessed the causes of growth decline of a pine forest of great ecological interest in ... read more

July 7, 2015 — A wide-ranging study of gains and losses of populations of bird species across Mexico in the 20th century shows shifts in temperature due to global climate change are the primary environmental ... read more

July 1, 2015 — Widely hailed as 'green' sources of renewable energy, hydroelectric dams have been built worldwide at an unprecedented scale. But new research reveals that these major infrastructure ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Forest composition, ground cover and topography are the best predictors of forest fire severity in the Western US, according to physical geographers who also see that the long history of fire ... read more

Lax Rules Put Congo's Forests, Key Carbon Reserve, at Risk

June 25, 2015 — Without new conservation efforts, the Democratic Republic of Congo could lose up to 20 percent of its forests, unleashing a 60 percent increase in carbon emissions from one of the largest carbon ... read more

June 25, 2015 — Forests worldwide are increasingly used to store carbon as a way to slow climate change, but a new study finds that some wooded areas may be more valuable without trees, allowing the cleared ... read more

June 12, 2015 — Animals wearing new tagging and tracking devices give a real-time look at their behavior and at the environmental health of the planet, say ... read more

June 11, 2015 — With warming summer temperatures across Alaska, white spruce tree growth in Interior Alaska has declined to record low levels, while the same species in Western Alaska is growing better than ever ... read more

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