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Planet Earth Still Absorbing Half of our Greenhouse Gases
Planet Earth’s oceans, forests, and other assorted ecosystems are continuing to soak up approximately half the carbon dioxide we humans pump into the atmosphere every day, even as those emissions … [Read full article]
Warming Turns Tundra to Forest (Which Increases Warming)
In the last few decades, shrubs in the Arctic tundra have transformed themselves into trees as a result of the warming Arctic climate, at a speed and magnitude that is … [Read full article]
Destruction of Forests Can Increase or Decrease Carbon Intake
Huge percentages of forests are destroyed each year as a result of hurricanes, insect outbreaks and wildfire, but scientists are only just beginning to get a handle on what this does to the overall carbon intake of a forest.
Tropical Forest and Savannah Tipping Points
Tipping points are always a hotbed issue in climate science, but in a new study it has been found that a region with tropical tree cover will jump quickly between a forested state to a savannah or treeless state.
African Deforestation Reduces Rainfall over Remaining Forest
A new study has shown that deforestation in the rainforests of West Africa reduces the amount of rain that falls over the rest of remaining forest.
Forest Logging Increases Risk of Mega Fires
A new study has found that logging can increase the risk of catastrophic wildfires by changing the predominant variety of tree to one that is younger and therefore more prone to fire.
The Great Reversal is Under Way in our Forests
New research shows that forests in many regions across the planet are actually becoming larger carbon sinks, thanks to an increase in density, if not in spread. Europe and North America both saw increases in carbon storage despite little to no expansion of the forest areas.
Investigating the Carbon Impact of Hurricane Damage
There is a source of increased carbon emissions that not many people are looking at; the destruction of trees during a hurricane or other strong storm. Investigating situations such as this are leading scientists to better understand the carbon cycle.
Shifting Biomes in Alaska
Scientists have hypothesized that evergreen forests will increase their growth at the margin of present tundra areas, while simultaneously declining at the margins of temperate forests to the south. New … [Read full article]
Manmade Climate Change is Thousands of Years Old
Manmade climate change is not only a thing of the last hundred years, according to new research from scientists at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL). The Roman Conquest, … [Read full article]
Tree Species Greatly at Risk from Global Warming
New research conducted at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem show that many tree species may be unable to shift with the changing climates, and could face extinction if manmade intervention … [Read full article]
Environmental News of the Week: Polar Bears, More Plagues Likely, & More
Here’s our roundup of interesting (good & bad) environmental and wildlife news of the week, other than what we’ve covered already. White House: Polar Bears Not ‘Endangered’ The Obama administration … [Read full article]