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.
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.
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.
A New Index to Quantify River Fragmentation
Researchers have developed a new analysis based on a river’s catchment area as opposed its length.
Weighing the Benefits of Urban Greening
City communities may need to consider whether water absorption or cooling benefits are more important when designing urban greening.
Himalayas Are Experiencing an “Exceptional” Loss of Glacial Mass
The Himalayas have lost 40% of their glacial mass since the Little Ice Age. East Nepal and Bhutan have experienced the most rapid losses.
An Indian Ocean Network to Keep Track of Climate
Until this decade, the Indian Ocean was not well monitored. Today, the Indian Ocean Observing System helps with both weather monitoring and climate modeling.
Lo que una nueva orden ejecutiva significa para frenar las emisiones de metano
La orden ejecutiva de Biden llama a considerar una nueva regulación de metano que viene justo después de un nuevo análisis global del impacto del combustible en el cambio climático.
Large Herbivores May Improve an Ecosystem’s Carbon Persistence
The grazing habits of wild animals like elephants and boars enable long-term carbon storage, according to new research that stresses the need to align climate mitigation goals with biodiversity conservation.
Climate Change Is Making India’s West Coast More Vulnerable to Cyclones
A new study found significant increases in the intensity, frequency, and duration of cyclonic storms over the Arabian Sea. Is the west coast prepared?
Cyclone Tauktae Documents a Climate Trend in the Tropics
The western Indian Ocean has been warming at a rate faster than any other region in the tropical oceans, a pattern that is contributing to more frequent and intense storm activity.