California’s new plan to fight global climate change is innovative. But it raises tricky ethical questions with no easy answers.
Reversing the damage from fires in Brazil’s rainforest is not as simple as allowing trees to grow back. Decades of research shows how fires degrade their long-term health and utility.
A researcher based in Fairbanks, Alaska, links 2019’s record-breaking wildfires in far northern regions of the world to climate change, and describes what it’s like as zones near her city burn.
A new report calls land key to solving climate change. The good news is that there are strategies for reducing carbon emissions from land use that can also produce economic and social benefits.
Remains of a 365m-year-old forest of extinct lycopsid trees has been found in China.
Once hunted into corners of North America, black bears have expanded across the continent since the early 1900s. But bears that end up living near people aren’t seeking close encounters.
Protecting land from being developed intuitively may seem like a drag on local economies, but research in New England finds that it has the opposite effect.
At best, planting trees won’t be enough on its own to slow climate change. At worst, it’s a dangerous distraction.
The species which surround a tree in a forest make up the character of its neighbourhood. Good neighbours can make forests resilient to climate change.
Could our best shot at stopping climate catastrophe be restoring forests on a massive scale?
Restoring tropical rainforests is good for the climate, wild species and humans. But where to start? A new study pinpoints locations that will maximize benefits and minimize negative impacts.
The abandonment of crops and pastures allows the natural regeneration of bushes and forests and the recolonization of fauna.
A new study has calculated the tremendous cost of ash dieback to the UK economy.
Northern Nigeria’s cattle rustling problem is aggravated by the regions ungoverned forests.
Many nations are restoring degraded tropical forests to slow climate change, protect endangered species and improve rural life. But those forests often are cleared again soon afterward.
In a global economy, passing laws to conserve forests, fisheries or other natural resources can simply shift demand for those goods to other countries or regions where they aren’t as well protected.
Fires and logging changes forest soil structure for at least 30-80+ years, affecting everything from regrowth to carbon storage.
Forests in the US face many threats: climate change, invasive species, pests and pathogens. Could genetically engineering trees make these plants more resilient?
Non-Timber Forest Products don’t often feature in discussions about poverty reduction and alleviation.
Nigeria’s forests are used by terrorists, kidnappers, cannabis cultivators, cattle rustlers and robbers.