Keeping trees in the ground where they are already growing is an effective low-tech way to slow climate change

Permanently protecting large, mature forests is a faster and cheaper way to stabilize Earth's climate than complex carbon capture and storage schemes, and more effective than planting new trees.

William Moomaw, Professor Emeritus of International Environmental Policy, Tufts University • conversation
Feb. 22, 2021 ~9 min

Tree rings: Volcano in Iceland chilled summer in Alaska

The Inuit tell stories about the year that summer never arrived. Tree rings from 1783 confirm that the Laki volcano in Iceland caused the cooldown.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona • futurity
Feb. 3, 2021 ~7 min

Why keeping one mature street tree is far better for humans and nature than planting lots of new ones

Greenwashing spin is often used to justify chopping down mature street trees.

Mary Gagen, Professor Of Physical Geography, Swansea University • conversation
Feb. 1, 2021 ~6 min

Scientists in Greece Find 20-Million-Year-Old Tree

VOA Learning English • voa
Jan. 31, 2021 ~3 min

Scientists address myths over large-scale tree planting

Scientists propose 10 golden rules for restoring forests to maximise benefits for the planet.

Jan. 26, 2021 ~5 min

Tree rings chart more than 1,000 years of solar activity

Researchers have reconstructed the sun's activity going back to the year 969 by looking at the carbon in tree rings.

Oliver Morsch-ETH Zurich • futurity
Jan. 25, 2021 ~7 min

Forests go into growth 'overdrive' to recover from drought – new study

Trees may be more resilient to future dry spells than scientists first thought.

Alistair Jump, Professor of Plant Ecology, University of Stirling • conversation
Jan. 18, 2021 ~6 min

Cities can help migrating birds on their way by planting more trees and turning lights off at night

Cities are danger zones for migrating birds, but there are ways to help feathered visitors pass through more safely

Frank La Sorte, Research Associate, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University • conversation
Jan. 15, 2021 ~9 min

Two-thirds of Earth's land is on pace to lose water as the climate warms – that's a problem for people, crops and forests

The projected loss of water storage on land as global temperatures rise is especially alarming in the Southern Hemisphere – and in parts of the US.

Yadu Pokhrel, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University • conversation
Jan. 11, 2021 ~7 min

Tool predicts which forests will regrow on their own

A new mapping tool will help forest managers figure out where forests will regenerate on their own—and where they need assistance.

Kat Kerlin-UC Davis • futurity
Dec. 28, 2020 ~5 min