Just 2.5% of the country has been continuously wooded for centuries.
Red tingle forests in south-western Australia have the lowest fire risk when they’ve not been subjected to prescribed burning. New research explains why
The effect of climate change on established lifestyles of farming communities are varied
Reservoirs and streams are in good shape in California and the Great Basin, but groundwater and ecosystems are another story. And then there’s the Colorado River Basin.
Many beloved wildflowers bloom in early spring, while trees are still bare and the flowers have access to sunlight. Climate change is throwing trees and wildflowers out of sync.
Protecting old and mature trees is the simplest and least expensive way to pull carbon out of the atmosphere – but proposed logging projects threaten mature stands across the US.
Canada’s boreal forest is affected by global warming, climate change and the frequency of forest fires.
Over 50 fire ecologists across the Western U.S. took an unprecedented look at how forests in thousands of locations are recovering from fire in a changing climate. The results were alarming.
New research shows boreal forests comprised 23% of global wildfire emissions in 2021, up from 10% in a typical year.
Researchers encourage citizen scientists to contribute to datasets on animal deaths caused by infrastructure. This will inform efforts to reduce the human impact on biodiversity.
New research finds that some common houseplants take in nutrients from outside the soil.
Russia has vast natural resources and is involved in many conservation efforts. Its diplomatic isolation as a result of the war in Ukraine is making it harder to protect many wild species and places.
Nigeria’s incoming president must prioritise environmental protection to avert further loss of the country’s biodiversity.
More than 60% of global intact forest loss is unrelated to farming, our research shows
Climate change is a huge threat to Madagascar’s four forest types – urgent action is needed to ensure they don’t disappear completely.
Dendrobium orchids are familiar to most people in bouquets, but they are in high demand in China for use in traditional medicines. Can Beijing find ways to grow these threatened plants sustainably?
Almost all theories of human bipedalism explain it as a terrestrial adaptation. A new study does not support that view.
Digital technologies have the potential to yield positive results, if co-developed and used ethically with Indigenous communities.
Millions of dollars have gone into California’s forest carbon offset program – with little new carbon storage to show for it, a new study suggests.
Creating and preserving diverse forests can help us prepare for the next insect outbreak and protect our trees.