Sunday, November 29th, 2015
Paris, France, 28 November 2015 (IUCN) – Ahead of the UN climate conference in Paris, IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature – is calling for an agreement that recognises the role of nature in reducing carbon emissions and helping nations adapt to climate change.
Friday, November 27th, 2015
November 27, 2015 — People feel healthier when they live in a more scenic area, a new study has found. Researchers have found that this link holds across urban, suburban and rural areas of England, and cannot simply be explained by the income of local residents, or how green an area is.
Monday, November 23rd, 2015
BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 11, 2015 – A professor in Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment ( www.cnre.vt.edu) is launching a new project to enable scientists to look many decades ahead and predict the effectiveness of land management practices in agriculture and forestry to mitigate climate change.
Saturday, November 14th, 2015
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Large and severe tundra fires cause top down permafrost thaw, playing a major role in altering Arctic landscapes according to a new study led by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Monday, November 9th, 2015
Soil acidification from acid rain that is harmful to plant and aquatic life has now begun to reverse in forests of the northeastern United States and eastern Canada, according to an American-Canadian collaboration of five institutions led by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Friday, October 30th, 2015
Scientists busy poring over more than a year of data from NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) mission are seeing patterns emerge as they seek answers to the science questions that drive the mission.
Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
Two important publications, in addition to the State of Europe’s Forests 2015 report, were released at the 7th FOREST EUROPE Ministerial Conference, held in Madrid, Spain, on 20-21 October 2015. These two new reports analyse different aspects related to the level of fulfilment of the FOREST EUROPE commitments adopted by the signatories of this process in
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
Around the world, from small towns to the biggest cities, civic soldiers in the battle against global warming are striving to cut carbon emissions. One oft-used strategy is to plant more trees, which suck up carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas. But does adding more oaks and maples make a dent in urban carbon-reduction goals? How
Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A new scientific study predicts that some of Alaska’s mammal species will respond to future climate warming by concentrating in northern areas such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the National Petroleum Reserve of Alaska. If true, for many species, this would be a significant northward shift into tundra habitats where they are
Monday, October 5th, 2015
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — A new study shows that the combined effect of storm-induced wave-driven flooding and sea level rise on island atolls may be more severe and happen sooner than previous estimates of inundation predicted by passive “bathtub” modeling for low-lying atoll islands, and especially at higher sea levels forecasted for the future due