Forests

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
A rolling forest fire in Alberta, Canada, May 28, 2011. (Photo: Environment and Sustainable Resource Development/Government of Alberta)
Researchers found that wildfires will worsen exponentially until there are no longer enough trees to sustain them
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
"From conflict to collaboration, we now celebrate the protection of areas of...

Further

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...