Warmer temperatures cannot increase the amount of carbon deciduous trees absorb in each growing season, a new study suggests.
Nov. 26, 2020 • ~6 min
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Evolution on the smallest of scales smooths out the patchwork patterns of where plants and animals live
Local adaptation allows plants and animals to thrive in a diversity of places. Sometimes adaptation sharpens patterns of where organisms live, but 85% of the time, it creates a more homogeneous world.
Oct. 2, 2020 • ~10 min
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The world's southernmost tree hangs on in one of the windiest places on Earth – but climate change is shifting those winds
A team of researchers found the southernmost tree and forest on Earth at the extreme tip of South America. Wind limits where trees grow on Isla Hornos and those wind patterns are shifting.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~6 min
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We analysed 210,000 tree ring records from 80 different species, and found the trade off between growth and lifespan may neutralise the forest carbon sink.
Sept. 8, 2020 • ~7 min
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With trees infested by the emerald ash borer deemed essentially worthless, a team of designers wanted to see if the decaying wood could be repurposed as a building material.
Aug. 4, 2020 • ~7 min
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The age of a forest can influence how effectively it offsets our emissions.
July 30, 2020 • ~7 min
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Eco-fiction to help you rethink your role in the climate crisis.
July 9, 2020 • ~7 min
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New findings show how changes in land use have complex effects on animal and plant species.
June 18, 2020 • ~7 min
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