Tropical rainforests are among the biggest contributors to the global greening boom.
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The globe is greening as plants grow faster in response to rising carbon dioxide. But a new analysis shows they aren't using more water to do it - a rare piece of good news for our changing planet.
Forest of Gede Pangrango, Indonesia.
Agriculture and the pulp and paper industries, forestry and mining also contribute.
A coolabah forest in Western Australia – one of the world’s previously unrecognised dryland forests.
A new survey has identified millions of hectares of forest in dryland areas, a finding that boosts the total global forest cover by 9% and has significant consequences for carbon budgets.
Fire rages through the forest in a typical Australian bushfire.
We can manage the risks from bushfires far more effectively if we look at the ways different plant species control the the way the fires burn.
Coming to a forest near you?
A huge El Niño on the horizon bodes ill for drought and forest fire.
High and dry: a water-stressed forest in the US Southwest.
Forests take longer than expected to rebound from droughts, diminishing their role as global carbon sinks.
Conservation action is needed to save the DRC’s forests and slow global climate change.
Julien Harneis, Creative Commons.
Africa needs to step up the protection of its tropical forests.
Drug trafficking has been linked to deforestation in Central American countries, as forests are cut down to create transportation…