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September 28, 2020

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Tree Rings Show Scale of Arctic Pollution Is Worse Than Previously Thought

The largest-ever study of tree rings from Norilsk in the Russian Arctic has shown that the direct and indirect effects of industrial pollution in the region and beyond are far worse than previously ...

Warming Ocean, Old-Forest Loss Put a Squeeze on an Elusive Seabird

Squeezed by changing ocean conditions that limit their food options and the long-term loss of old forest needed for nesting, marbled murrelets would benefit most from conservation efforts that take ...

Driven by Climate, More Frequent, Severe Wildfires in Cascade Range Reshape Forests

New research found that while the increased wildfire activity is causing widespread changes in the structure and composition of these mid-to-high ...

Forest Margins May Be More Resilient to Climate Change Than Previously Thought

A warming climate and more frequent wildfires do not necessarily mean the western United States will see the forest loss that many scientists expect. ...
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Trees Living Fast Die Young

A global analysis reveals for the first time that across almost all tree species, fast growing trees have shorter lifespans. This international study further calls into question predictions that ...

Biodiversity: In a Mite-Y Bit of Trouble

Mite extinctions are occurring at least 1,000 times the 'natural' rate - a finding a researcher says is another warning that global biodiversity is in deep trouble. The 1.25 million mite ...

Following African Elephant Trails to Approach Conservation Differently

Elephant trails may lead the way to better conservation approaches. 'Think of elephants as engineers of the forests. Elephants shape the landscape in many ways that benefit humans. We're ...

Land Use Change Leads to Increased Flooding in Indonesia

While high greenhouse gas emissions and biodiversity loss are often associated with rapid land-use change in Indonesia, impacts on local water cycles have been largely overlooked. Researchers now ...

Forest Emissions: A Chiral Surprise in the Rainforest

Reversed ratio of chiral volatile organic compounds over the Amazon rainforest reveal insects as unexplored important source of forest ...

Importance of Rainfall Highlighted for Tropical Animals

Imagine a tropical forest, and you might conjure up tall trees hung with vines, brightly colored birds, howling monkeys, and ... rain. Indeed, precipitation patterns, along with temperature, dictate ...

Global Forest Restoration and the Importance of Empowering Local Communities

Forest restoration is a crucial element in strategies to mitigate climate change and conserve global biodiversity in the coming decades, and much of the focus is on formerly tree-covered lands in the ...

Fossil Pollen Record Suggests Vulnerability to Mass Extinction Ahead

Reduced resilience of plant biomes in North America could be setting the stage for the kind of mass extinctions not seen since the retreat of glaciers and arrival of humans about 13,000 years ago, ...

Illegal Trade With Terrestrial Vertebrates in Markets and Households of Laos

Scientists provide the first interdisciplinary assessment of human involvement into the terrestrial vertebrate trade in Laos and its impact on the survival of the local fauna populations. Sixty-six ...

Study Maps the Roots of Global Mangrove Loss

Using high-resolution data, researchers have created the first map of the causes of change in global mangrove habitats between 2000 and 2016 - a valuable tool to aid conservation efforts for these ...

Restoration Helps Forests Recover Faster

Actively restored forests recover above ground biomass faster than areas left to regenerate naturally after being logged, according to a long-term study on Borneo lowland ...

Snowshoe Hare Carcasses Feed More Then the Usual Suspects

What do lynx, flying squirrels, ravens, and wolverines have in common? They will all scavenge from snowshoe hare carcasses under the right conditions, according to ecologists. And they're not ...

Warming Threat to Tropical Forests Risks Release of Carbon from Soil

Billions of tons of carbon dioxide risk being lost into the atmosphere due to tropical forest soils being significantly more sensitive to climate change than previously ...

Analysis Pinpoints Most Important Forests for Biodiversity and Conservation in Central Africa

A new study produced new analyses to pinpoint the most important forests for biodiversity conservation remaining in Central ...

Indigenous Property Rights Protect the Amazon Rainforest

One way to cut back on deforestation in the Amazon rainforest - and help in the global fight against climate change - is to grant more of Brazil's indigenous communities full property rights to ...

Forest Growth in Drier Climates Will Be Impacted by Reduced Snowpack

A new study suggests that future reductions in seasonal snowpack as a result of climate change may negatively influence forest growth in semi-arid climates, but less so in wetter ...

New Global Study Shows 'Best of the Last' Tropical Forests Urgently Need Protection

The world's 'best of the last' tropical forests are at significant risk of being lost, according to a new article. Of these pristine forests that provide key services -- including ...

Biodiversity May Limit Invasions: Lessons from Lizards on Panama Canal Islands

Introduced species can become invasive, damaging ecosystems and disrupting economies through explosive population growth. One mechanism underlying population expansion in invasive populations is ...

Small Trees Offer Hope for Rainforests

Small trees that grow up in drought conditions could form the basis of more drought-resistant rainforests, new research ...

In a Warming World, New England's Trees Are Storing More Carbon

The study reveals that the rate at which carbon is captured from the atmosphere at Harvard Forest nearly doubled between 1992 and ...

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