Knowing where fire retardant lands once it’s dropped from a plane is hard to pin down. A new remote sensing approach offers clues.
High-intensity fires in western states kill mature trees and their seeds while warmer, drier conditions stress seedlings. But forest managers can still intervene to change this trajectory.
U.S. cities are losing some 36 million trees every year, but hardier species can restore their canopies.
As climate change continues, parts of the Earth system such as ice sheets, frozen soils, or the Amazon rainforest could shift—some quickly, some slowly—after crossing key thresholds or tipping points.
By making clear-cut forests patchier, moose create a reflective surface that bounces back sunlight and keeps temperatures down.
The Indian government has an ambitious forestry goal. New research shows it may be out of sync with environmental and social constraints.
Tropical forests play a critical role in supporting human well-being, food security, and the maintenance of biodiversity.
Enhanced tree growth could significantly offset carbon emissions, but some researchers say it’s not enough to compete with forest disturbances.
Foraging in hotter-than-desired temperatures could negatively affect ants’ biology and the forest ecosystems that they support.