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July 30, 2016

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July 26, 2016 — Forest ecologists recently published research estimating the abundance of morel mushrooms after a wildfire in California's Sierra ... read more

July 13, 2016 — Widely hailed as a renewable natural resource, tropical timber from old-growth tropical forests is selectively logged worldwide at an unprecedented scale. A new study reveals that once prime tropical ... read more

Longest Study of Great Lakes Region Birds Finds Populations Holding Steady

July 12, 2016 — In three national forests -- the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Wisconsin and the Superior and Chippewa National Forests in Northern Minnesota -- analysis of more than two decades of data ... read more

Subtropical Cornwall Climate Could Mean Exotic New Crops

July 11, 2016 — The subtropical weather in Cornwall, England means new exotic crops such as quinoa and Japanese persimmon are now more likely to succeed, according to a new technique developed experts to monitor the ... read more

July 7, 2016 — Amphibians that tolerate higher temperatures are likely to fare better in a world affected by climate change, disease and habitat loss, according to two recent ... read more

July 6, 2016 — A recent drought completely shut down the Amazon Basin's carbon sink, by killing trees and slowing their growth, a ground-breaking study has ... read more

July 5, 2016 — Researchers have studied tree rings throughout Oklahoma and Tennessee to determine the history of fires in those areas. For nearly a century, forest fires have been viewed by scientists and the ... read more

June 30, 2016 — Plants can grow faster as atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations increase, but only if they have enough nitrogen or partner with fungi that help them get it, according to new ... read more

El Niño Could Drive Intense Season for Amazon Fires

June 29, 2016 — The long-lasting effects of El Niño are projected to cause an intense fire season in the Amazon, according to the 2016 seasonal forecast from ... read more

June 29, 2016 — For the first time, scientists traced carbon dioxide flows through a forest during photosynthesis and respiration, correcting long-standing assumptions about how plants exchange the greenhouse gas ... read more

June 28, 2016 — As oil palm production expands from Southeast Asia into Central Africa, a new study finds that converting Africa's forests into monoculture plantations could trigger significant carbon emissions ... read more

'Rule-Breaker' Forests in Andes, Amazon Revealed by Remote Spectral Sensing

June 27, 2016 — It turns out that forests in the Andean and western Amazonian regions of South America break long-understood rules about how ecosystems are put together, according to new research. The findings could ... read more

June 27, 2016 — The peat bogs of the world, once waterlogged repositories of dead moss, are being converted into fuel-packed fire hazards that can burn for months and generate deadly ... read more

June 24, 2016 — The Siberian permafrost regions include those areas of the Earth, which heat up very quickly in the course of climate change. Nevertheless, biologists are currently observing only a minimal response ... read more

June 22, 2016 — A legacy of acid rain has acidified forest soils throughout the northeastern US, lowering the growth rate of trees. In an attempt to mitigate this trend, in 1999 scientists added calcium to an ... read more

June 21, 2016 — Alpine forests will be at great risk should weather phenomena such as droughts and torrential rain become more frequent. As a new study shows, the mountain forests of the Bavarian Alps have seen a ... read more

June 16, 2016 — Boreal forests in far-northern latitudes may one day act as a climate refuge for black spruce, the foundational tree for the northwoods ecosystem -- a major source of the world's paper; home to ... read more

June 15, 2016 — As many as 2 billion leaves on a sequoia vie for resources. Established leaves that live for up to 20 years draw water up the tree's trunk and send nutrients down, while the trunk amasses wood ... read more

June 15, 2016 — REDD+ aims to save and protect tropical forests, thus playing a major role in combating climate change and protecting biological diversity. However, many tropical countries lack the necessary forest ... read more

June 14, 2016 — Trees lining Californian streets provide benefits worth $1 billion, a new study estimates. From carbon storage ($10.32 million) and removal of air pollutants ($18.15 million) to interception of ... read more

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