Livestock grazing areas sequester less carbon than those under wild herbivores.
Rishika Pardikar is a freelance science journalist. Her focus areas are climate change and wildlife. She has no formal education in either science or journalism; everything she has learned has been on the job via talking to people, reading, and traveling.
The Limits to Tree Planting in the Indian Himalayas
The Indian government has an ambitious forestry goal. New research shows it may be out of sync with environmental and social constraints.
Evaluando los beneficios del urbanismo verde
Las comunidades de las ciudades necesitan considerar si la absorción del agua o los beneficios del enfriamiento son más importantes al diseñar los espacios verdes urbanos.
Irrigation in Indo-Gangetic Plain Has Little Impact on Heat Stress
Irrigation-related cooling during summer months is overestimated by roughly 5 times, highlighting the need for climate models to accurately reflect local agricultural practices.
Los Himalayas atraviesan por una “excepcional” pérdida de masa glaciar
Los Himalayas han perdido 40% de su masa glaciar desde la Pequeña Edad de Hielo. El Este de Nepal y Bután han sufrido pérdidas de forma más acelerada.
Tree Mortality Risk Surges in Australian Rain Forests
Researchers link vulnerability to “atmospheric drought” associated with climate change.
Without Deep Emissions Cuts, Marine Species Face Mass Extinction
On the basis of how much oxygen marine species need and how much is available, researchers predict extinctions comparable to those at the end of the Permian under a business-as-usual emissions scenario.
A Community-Led Landslide Prediction System in India
In a first-of-its-kind disaster prevention initiative, a meteorology-based landslide prediction system was developed as a crowdsourced science effort.
Wildfire, Drought, and Insects Threaten Forests in the United States
Western forest managers face a catch-22: They can keep carbon sequestered in trees by reducing controlled burns, but that creates denser forests at greater risk of going up in uncontrolled flames.
Open and Fair Data in Tropical Forests
People who gather ground data on tropical forests are highly disadvantaged compared to the users of such data. A new paper suggests long-term collaborations as a path forward.