A new study maps vegetation’s fire risk across the West and shows where population in the highest-risk areas from California to Texas is booming.
Plant the right trees in the right places – with the right fungal companions.
Land grabs spearheaded by wealthy interests are accelerating deforestation, and Brazil’s National Congress is working to legitimize them.
As more people move into high fire-risk areas, an architect explains what to do to keep properties as safe as possible.
These countries’ forestry sectors have traditionally focused on developing seed systems for few commercially viable and often exotic species like Acacia or Eucalyptus.
Forests around the world will need to shift their ranges to adapt to climate change. But many trees and plants rely on animals to spread their seeds widely, and those partners are declining.
David Attenborough’s new BBC documentary The Green Planet shows plants are stranger than they first appear.
Research found more than 3.11 million hectares of land burned in 2019 across Indonesia’s 34 provinces, nearly double the official estimate of 1.64 million hectares.
Climate change threatens the crucial storage of carbon in Aussie forests. Victoria’s national parks alone store almost 1 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent.
These 47,000 aspen trees are genetically identical clones with shared roots.
Efforts to preserve biodiversity and slow climate change make natural bedfellows.
A single tree in a tropical forest has the same cooling effect as two air conditioners. Imagine how hot it gets when a whole forest is felled.
More than 100 world leaders have pledged to end the destruction of forests by 2030 as a way to slow climate change. That will require changing how the world produces four widely used commodities.
Has the summit delivered on its goals?
Humanity’s biggest challenges are not technical, but social, economic, political and behavioural. Effective actions are still possible to stabilise the climate and the planet, but must be taken now.
Saving African forests is a global concern and needs prioritisation.
Charles Darwin’s ideas about diversity of plants growing together is now inspiring researchers create healthier forests.
Deforestation in Brazil was falling before 2014. Under Bolsonaro, it’s back to record highs.
What really matters is domestic policy; if countries don’t change what they’re doing at home to bring fossil fuels emissions to zero and restore degraded lands, such declarations are meaningless.
Halting forest loss is a crucial milestone on the road to net zero.