Posts Tagged Trees

Climate Change Could Affect Symbiotic Relationships Between Microorganisms and Trees…

(From article at enn.com) …microorganisms help trees access water and nutrients from the atmosphere or soil, sequester carbon, and withstand the effects of climate change. In exchange, they receive carbohydrates, which are essential to their development and are produced by the trees during photosynthesis… Read more on this article here: https://www.enn.com/articles/58476-climate-change-could-affect-symbiotic-relationships-between-microorganisms-and-trees Advertisements

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As Mass Timber Takes Off, How Green Is This New Building Material?…

Mass timber construction is on the rise, with advocates saying it could revolutionize the building industry and be part of a climate change solution. But some are questioning whether the logging and manufacturing required to produce the new material outweigh any benefits… Read the full article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/as-mass-timber-takes-off-how-green-is-this-new-building-material

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Why Green Pledges Will Not Create the Natural Forests We Need…

Nations around the globe have pledged to increase their forest cover by planting millions of trees. But new research shows much of this growth would be in monoculture plantations that would be quickly cut down and do little to tackle climate change or preserve biodiversity… Read this article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-green-pledges-will-not-create-the-natural-forests-we-need  

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The World’s Tallest Tropical Tree Is Longer Than a Football Field…

The world’s tallest tropical tree on record is a giant, measuring an astonishing 330 feet (100.8 meters) from ground to sky — a height that’s more than five bowling lanes stacked end to end… Read all about it here at Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/65171-the-world-s-tallest-tropical-tree-is-longer-than-a-football-field.html

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For a Warming World, A New Strategy for Protecting Watersheds…

In increasingly arid regions such as the western U.S., water managers are learning that careful management and restoration of watershed ecosystems, including thinning trees and conducting prescribed burns, are important tools in coping with a hotter, drier climate… Read the article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-restoring-watersheds-is-a-new-priority-in-a-warming-world

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Redrawing the Map: How the World’s Climate Zones Are Shifting…

Rising global temperatures are altering climatic zones around the planet, with consequences for food and water security, local economies, and public health. Here’s a stark look at some of the distinct features that are already on the move… Read the article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/redrawing-the-map-how-the-worlds-climate-zones-are-shifting

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Conflicting Data: How Fast Is the World Losing its Forests?…

The latest UN report on climate says reducing deforestation is crucial to slowing global warming. But researchers must first reconcile two contradictory sets of statistics on tree loss in order to determine whether promises made by nations to protect and restore forests are on target… See the full article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/conflicting-data-how-fast-is-the-worlds-losing-its-forests

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Lessons Learned from Centuries of Indigenous Forest Management…

In an interview with Yale Environment 360, ecologist Charles M. Peters discusses how, in an era of runaway destruction of tropical forests, the centuries-old ecological understanding of indigenous woodland residents can help point the way to the restoration of damaged rainforests… See the entire interview here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/lessons-learned-from-centuries-of-indigenous-forest-management

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Photos: Large Numbers That Define the Universe…

Visit the following LiveScience.com link for some magnificent numeric depictions of planet Earth… https://www.livescience.com/63429-big-numbers-universe-photos.html

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Species-rich forests better compensate environmental impacts…

Summary:  To offset CO2 emissions, China is reforesting. If a mixture of tree species instead of monocultures were planted, much more carbon could be stored. An international team has shown that species-rich forest ecosystems take up more CO2 from the atmosphere and store more carbon in biomass and soil, making them more effective against climate […]

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Interesting facts #33…

Facts about rainforests Rainforests are found all over the world — in West and Central Africa, South and Central America, Indonesia, Southeast Asia and Australia — on every continent except Antarctica. They are vitally important, producing most of the oxygen we breathe and providing habitat for half of the planet’s flora and fauna… Read more […]

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Rivers in the Sky: How Deforestation Is Affecting Global Water Cycles…

The following report but Fred Pearce for Yale Environment 360, focuses on the ongoing effects of deforestation of tropical forests on the global water cycle, including precipitation shifts and droughts in some of the world’s key agricultural areas. Read the full report here: https://e360.yale.edu/features/how-deforestation-affecting-global-water-cycles-climate-change

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Does a Fire-Ravaged Forest Need Human Help to Recover?…

Rising temperatures and more frequent forest fires have reignited a longstanding debate among foresters, ecologists, and conservationists: Is logging and other human intervention needed to regenerate severely burned woodlands, or should these charred lands be left to revive on their own?… Read this full article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/does-a-fire-ravaged-forest-need-human-help-to-recover

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Africa’s strangest trees are stranger than thought—and they’re dying mysteriously…

Africa’s baobab tree looks like something from a Dr. Seuss book. When young, the species (Adansonia digitata) is single-stemmed, branchless, and sports fruit that resembles giant sausages. Now, researchers report things get even weirder as the tree grows older… Read more about this research at sciencemag.org: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/06/africa-s-strangest-trees-are-stranger-thought-and-they-re-dying-mysteriously

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How trees, fungi, and bacteria team up against pollution…

Intro:  Roots, fungi, and bacteria may team up to help some trees to clean polluted land, according to a new study… Read all about this at futurity.org: https://www.futurity.org/roots-trees-bacteria-clean-up-pollution-1716812/

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International Day of Forests…

International Day of Forests is observed on March 21st and was declared by the United Nations. Read about the event here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_of_Forests

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Deforestation in the Tropics…

Tropical forests around the world play a key role in the global carbon cycle and harbour more than half of the species worldwide. However, increases in land use during the past decades caused unprecedented losses of tropical forest… Read the article at enn.com: https://www.enn.com/articles/53898-deforestation-in-the-tropics

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In Defense of Biodiversity: Why Protecting Species from Extinction Matters…

A number of biologists have recently made the argument that extinction is part of evolution and that saving species need not be a conservation priority. But this revisionist thinking shows a lack of understanding of evolution and an ignorance of the natural world…  Read the full article here at Yale Environment 360: http://e360.yale.edu/features/in-defense-of-biodiversity-why-protecting-species-from-extinction-matters

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