Old trees play big role in rainforest carbon storage

“People have been arguing about whether these long-lived pioneers contribute much to carbon storage... We were surprised to find that they do."

Marc Airhart-Texas • futurity
April 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: carbon trees forests rainforests earth-and-environment

Hunting elephants is really bad for termites

A tiny termite might see an elephant's foot as a threat but losing herbivores to hunting may cause even more problems for them.

Jeff Falk-Rice • futurity
Dec. 3, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: africa conservation insects termites rainforests ecosystems earth-and-environment

What you need to know about the Amazon fires

As thousands of fires still rage in the Amazon, experts explain what started the fires, what could stop them, and why the Amazon matters so much.

NC State • futurity
Oct. 2, 2019 ~10 min

Tags: conservation amazon brazil fires forests rainforests deforestation government earth-and-environment

How will the Amazon deal with more severe droughts?

How the rainforest copes with drought really matters for the planet's climate.

Jessica Hanna-Michigan State • futurity
Feb. 7, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change amazon rainforests earth-and-environment droughts

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