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.
Feb. 22, 2021 • ~9 min
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.
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.
Feb. 1, 2021 • ~6 min
Jan. 31, 2021 • ~3 min •
Scientists propose 10 golden rules for restoring forests to maximise benefits for the planet.
Jan. 26, 2021 • ~5 min
Researchers have reconstructed the sun's activity going back to the year 969 by looking at the carbon in tree rings.
Jan. 25, 2021 • ~7 min
Trees may be more resilient to future dry spells than scientists first thought.
Jan. 18, 2021 • ~6 min
Cities are danger zones for migrating birds, but there are ways to help feathered visitors pass through more safely
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.
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~7 min
A new mapping tool will help forest managers figure out where forests will regenerate on their own—and where they need assistance.
Dec. 28, 2020 • ~5 min