Thick palls of smoke stream from Australia’s sprawling bushfires in this view acquired by NASA’s Aqua satellite on Nov. 11, 2019. The image consists of a natural-color view with an infrared overlay revealing areas of burning. (Source: NASA Worldview image processed by Pierre Markuse) So far, Australia’s bushfires have scorched […]

‘Losing Earth’s remaining wilderness is devastating by itself, but climate impacts 626 percent greater than expected is terrifying,’ Professor Watson said. Credit: The University of Queensland The impact of losing intact tropical forests is more devastating on the climate than previously thought, according to University of Queensland-led research. The international […]

The chambers attached to trees were used to measure the greenhouse gas N2O emissions in this study. Credit: Mari Pihlatie A recently published study, completed by researchers from the University of Helsinki together with Dr Katerina Machacova, a visiting scholar, demonstrates that boreal forests of the Northern Hemisphere are sources […]

Tongass National Forest is a massive yet fragile treasure—logging and slicing roads into it will set off horrifying effects that will ripple through the ecosystem. PHOTOGRAPH: CARLOS ROJAS/GETTY IMAGES The Trump administration this week proposed ending the so-called Roadless Rule, which banned logging, development, and road construction in Alaska’s Tongass, the biggest national […]

Increasing forest areas can decisively contribute to reaching the Paris climate goal—but it competes with agriculture for land. Credit: Sam Rabin, KIT Forest protects the climate. Reforestation can decisively contribute to mitigating global warming according to the Paris Agreement. Based on simulations, researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have […]