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When the wildfire reached Jon Cummings’ backyard last summer, it had already traversed 50 miles of rugged terrain in Idaho’s Salmon-Challis National Forest
. Thick smoke dimmed daylight and embers sailed on hot currents. While firefighters were ...
A new global-scale modeling study that takes into account nitrogen -- a key nutrient for plants -- estimates that carbon
emissions from human activities on land were 40 percent higher in the 1990s than in studies that did not account for ...
Billions of trees killed in the wake of mountain pine beetle infestations, ranging from Mexico to Alaska, have not resulted in a large spike in carbon
dioxide released into the atmosphere, contrary to predictions, a UA-led study has ...
Illegal loggers beware: trees will soon be calling-literally-for backup. The Brazilian government has begun fixing trees with a wireless device, known as Invisible Tracck, which will allow trees to contact authorities after being felled and ...
One of the great scientific tasks of the day is to understand how and why trees die. It may seem like a question that would have been answered many decades ago, but it was not -- at least not at a detailed physiological level. Now, amid growing ...
A mountain of scientific evidence points to climate change as a serious risk for the human future. The Pentagon sees it as a threat to national security. Arctic sea ice hit a record low this summer. In some low-lying countries threatened by sea ...
Despite government pledges to rein in deforestation, Indonesia is on track to release vast amounts of greenhouse gases over the next decade as its burgeoning palm oil industry churns under carbon
-rich peat and cuts down its ...
Hotter temperatures, shorter winters, more beetles, larger wildfires and dwindling fiscal resources: This is the sobering future in store for U.S. forest
s, according to two government officials.
In a meeting Thursday with the editorial ...
NASA satellites recently between April 1 and June 30 have picked up extensive signals confirming what surfaced since quite a long time ago. The signals specify potential deforestation across large parts of the tropics-encompassing Columbia, ...
On most days, Bill Dewey can be found wearing waist-high waders and inspecting Manila clams -- the West Coast version of the littleneck -- at his Washington clam farm, Chuckanut Shellfish. Under an arrangement that's unique to the state, Dewey ...
It can be easy to take the Fraser River for granted. From the muddy banks next to the former Albion ferry terminal, the sediment-laced waters seem to flow reliably, unchanging day after day to the Fraser delta at the Pacific Ocean.
Karina Pinasco watched in dismay as flames on a hillside at the edge of town lit up the sky one night in October 2010. A farmer had intended to clear a few hectares of land to plant coffee bushes, but the fire – set during an unusually hot, dry ...
An alteration of the relationship between the Amazon rainforest and the billions of cubic metres of water transported by air from the equatorial Atlantic Ocean to the Andes Mountains could endanger the resilience of a biome that is crucial for ...
The Amazon Basin, traditionally considered a bulwark against global warming, may be becoming a net contributor of carbon
dioxide (CO2) as a result of deforestation, researchers said on Wednesday.In an overview published in the journal ...
Deforestation and climate change are having a profound effect on the Amazon basin, shifting it from a carbon sink
to a carbon
The Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in the Amazon (LBA) evaluates the connections between ...
The Amazon rainforest is in flux, thanks to agricultural expansion and climate change. In other words, humans have "become important agents of disturbance in the Amazon Basin," as an international consortium of scientists wrote in a review of the ...
Climate experts are exploring the concept of growing dense fields of weeds to help soak up carbon
dioxide from the atmosphere.
Just over a year from now, California will begin enforcing a set of laws that limit emissions of greenhouse ...
A new study on greenhouse gas emissions from oil palm plantations has calculated a more than 50% increase in levels of CO2 emissions than previously thought – and warned that the demand for 'green' biofuels could be costing the ...
The largest and most comprehensive study yet done on the effect of biofuel production from West Coast forest
s has concluded that an emphasis on bioenergy would increase carbon
dioxide emissions from these forest
s at least 14 percent, if the ...
A Congolese businessman has become the first private investor in Africa to win approval to sell carbon
credits earned from restoring tropical rainforest on the Kyoto Protocol's carbon
Olivier Mushiete's carbon
-sink project, which ...
going up in smoke: the 2007 Anaktuvuk River Fire, North Slope, Alaska. Source
: Alaska Fire Service
Alaska Fire Service
going up in smoke: the 2007 Anaktuvuk River Fire, North Slope, Alaska. ...
The physical scars burned into Arizona's forest
s this summer are the most visible proof of wildfires' fury, but the aftermath will spread far beyond the charred landscape.
The loss of so many trees and other vegetation will affect air ...
The Farce and Corruption Threatening Indonesia's Rainforest
At a mine-site near Sangatta in East Kalimantan, a titanic crater yawns out of the ground, its nadir filled with brown slurry.
Looking across the hinterland from its ...
The tropical forest
conservation plan, known as REDD, has the potential to significantly reduce deforestation and carbon
dioxide emissions worldwide. Photograph: Daniel Beltra/Greenpeace
It could be the cheapest way to save the planet ...
NASA image reveals extent of 2010 Amazon drought
From NASA: image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite, the image shows vegetation 'greenness' during the 2010 drought, between July and ...