Forests

Tim Radford
LONDON—Spring is arriving ever earlier as greenhouse gas levels rise and global temperatures warm, and the northern hemisphere growing season is now two weeks longer than it was in 1900. But, paradoxically, new research shows that forest giants that once responded to the early spring are beginning to slow down—because they miss the chill. Yongshuo...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Hoping to set a precedent on Indigenous peoples and environmental rights, the...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Tropical deforestation is a driving force behind rising greenhouse gases and must be curbed in order to prevent irreversible global temperature rise, new research finds. (Photo: shankar s./flickr/cc)
Without drastic efforts to reduce deforestation, rising greenhouse gases, and...

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Bad news on all sides on our human propensity for taking without thinking. A new study finds researchers have "grossly underestimated" the impact on the Amazon rainforest of logging and other human activity, even as California park rangers combat a surge in nightime bandits - aka "midnight burlers" - poaching the burl from old-growth redwoods to sell for furniture. The tallest trees on earth, old-growth redwoods once covered almost 2,000,000 acres of California; today, less than 5% of that...