Swathes of forest continue to be flattened each year mainly due to industrial-scale agriculture More than 43 million hectares of forest—an area bigger than Germany—have been lost in a little over a decade in just a handful of deforestation hotspots, conservation organisation WWF said Wednesday. Swathes of forestcontinue to be flattened […]

Researchers warn that if we don’t act quickly, many species, including species of salmon and southern resident killer whales, are likely to be functionally extinct in the next 25 years. Credit: Fernando Lessa Co-governance model for implementing conservation management plan gives species their best chances of survival. The Fraser River […]

A new study led by Swansea University reveals that only 10% of the forest that is left on two Indonesian islands remains fire-resistant. The researchers warn that protecting this is crucial for preventing catastrophic fire. Tropical deforestation exacerbates recurrent peatland fire events in this region. These release globally significant greenhouse […]

The capacity of the Amazon forest to store carbon in a changing climate will ultimately be determined by how fast trees die – and what kills them. Now, a huge new study has unraveled what factors control tree mortality rates in Amazon forests and helps to explain why tree mortality […]

A recent study examining carbon storage in Pacific Northwest forests demonstrated that although large-diameter trees (21 inches) only comprised 3% of total stems, they accounted for 42% of the total aboveground carbon storage. The researchers highlight the importance of protecting large trees and strengthening existing forest management policies so that […]

Nations are pledging to plant billions of trees. But a new study shows that we’ve underestimated the power of natural forest regrowth to fight climate change. PHOTOGRAPH: VICTOR MORIYAMA/GETTY IMAGES THIS STORY ORIGINALLY appeared on Yale Environment 360 and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. When Susan Cook-Patton was doing a postdoc in forest […]

Laser technology has been used to measure the volume and biomass of giant Californian redwood trees for the first time, records a new study by UCL researchers. Credit: Mat Disney Laser technology has been used to measure the volume and biomass of giant Californian redwood trees for the first time, […]