Some leaves are millimetres across, and others are a metre square. An international study has found the essential factors controlling leaf variations.
Indonesian peatlands are important to many people: farmers, bureaucrats, businesspeople, and conservationists. But preserving this value for everyone will mean listening to everyone’s concerns.
Conservationists need to assess costs which allow for the adequate compensation of communities on protected lands, whose livelihoods are deeply entwined with forest use.
Can forests effectively remove carbon from the atmosphere?
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.
Italy, Portugal and Spain have all gone up in flames in recent weeks, highlighting the need to rethink how Mediterranean countries protect people and save ecosystems.
Wildfires amid climate change may spark a radical shift in forest habitats and wildlife. They aren’t just a destructive force of man and nature. They’re a key factor in forest ecosystem renewal.
The African court has demonstrated its autonomy in a continent where judicial independence remains shaky in many states.
Most of the earthworms in the US Northeast and upper Midwest are nonnative species. Scientists are finding increasing evidence that invasive worms and invasive plants may help each other.
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.
A new report calls U.S. forests an undervalued asset for slowing climate change. It warns that they are being degraded by logging for wood, paper and fuel, particularly in the Southeast.
Forests are valuable for many uses, including timber, clean water, wildlife habitat and recreation. Stresses on U.S. forests include wildfires, pest invasions and development of private lands.
Combining new technologies, including Global Forest Watch, a Forest Monitoring App and Participatory 3D Modelling, brings out traditional knowledge of the elders.
In early 2016 reports appeared that vast swathes of mangroves had died in the Gulf of Carpentaria. It now appears heat and drought were to blame.
Primate populations are declining around the world. The great apes are in danger of disappearing, and that bears a great risk for humanity itself.
Illegal logging is a serious threat but new ways of detecting illegal timber could help save global forests.
Local people in India are supposed to be protected by progressive laws. But the reality is a far cry from that.
Collective environmental guilt could be leading to a rise in werewolf sightings in the English countryside.
The world has lost 10% of its wilderness areas in the past 20 years and, with it, vast stores of carbon.
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.