Wicked Fires of Climate Change Inflame The West (photo-essay)

There are the good wildfires, and there are the bad. Unfortunately, the latter often overwhelm the beneficial ones. We’ll go on with stories from San Diego in a minute—it’s a long story of an actually short time—but here’s a word about the bright side first. Whoopi Goldberg had a thought that’s worth repeating: When you

Tropical Vegetation Stores More Carbon

A new study shows that tropical vegetation contains 21 percent more carbon dioxide than previous similar studies had suggested.The study produced maps of carbon storage of forest, shrub lands, and savannas in the tropics of Africa, Asia and South America. Published in the journal Nature Climate Change, the study was conducted by scientists from Woods

Capping Landfills with Vegetation

What happens to that mass of garbage and waste when a land-fill is full? New research is hoping to show that turning the whole area into vegetation will be a real benefit for the environment. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist Pat Millner and safety manager David Prevar have worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection

New Airborne Methods to Measure Deforestation and Forests

Global Ecology’s Greg Asner has developed a new method to map and measure changes in vegetation, degradation and deforestation, and the amount of carbon stored and emitted in tropical forests. Watch the video below for a brilliant walk through of the project and the challenges being faced by those hoping to preserve tropical forests the

Road Salt Causing Contamination

What might start out as one lick here and another lick there can turn into a full fledged salt addiction for woodland animals. Dear, porcupines, hares, birds, and other animals may all indulge in this habit. There is no shortage of salt to feed this addiction, with13 million tons applied to winter roads each year

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