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.
Because the interactions between trees, soils, crops and livestock can be positive or negative, their relationship must be balanced and understood.
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.
Both natural and artificial Christmas trees have environmental impacts, but they’re not major. What matters most is what happens to the trees after the holidays.
Integrating trees into farming systems can improve farming, help the environment, and boost animal welfare too.
Climate change is shrinking winter snow cover in Northeast forests, which protects tree roots and soil from repeated freezing and thawing. This could stunt tree growth and forest carbon storage.
Some observers have blamed recent wildfires on poor forest management, while others point to climate change. In fact, a climate scientist explains, reducing fire risks means tackling both issues.
Mangrove forests grow in the tidal lagoons of tropical coastlines and they could actually benefit from climate change. Here’s what that means for us.
Forest management is not a cure-all for wildfires, although it can help reduce the chances of massive burns. Making this happen will require broad collaborative efforts and more money.
Brazil’s president-elect wants to roll back environmental laws, saying they hurt rural growth. But preventing Amazonian deforestation has actually made farmland more productive.
A tree-killing beetle has invaded South Africa. This is what should be done.