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January 8, 2015
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Questions for Jim Kellner: Measuring the height of the world’s forests

If we know the height of the world’s forests, then we can estimate how much carbon they store. That will improve our understanding of how forests interact with the atmosphere and their role in mitigating climate change. To make those … Continue reading

July 4, 2012
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NASA Scientist: Climate Just One Factor in Wildfires

It’s shaping up to be a fiery summer across the United States. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, as of July 3, 45 large active wildfires are currently burning in 15 states. Combined, these fires have scorched nearly three-quarters … Continue reading

May 10, 2012
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Ecosystem Effects of Biodiversity Loss Could Rival Impacts of Climate Change, Pollution

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Loss of biodiversity appears to impact ecosystems as much as climate change, pollution and other major forms of environmental stress, according to a new study from an international research team. The study is the first comprehensive effort … Continue reading

December 19, 2011
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Acid Rain Poses a Previously Unrecognized Threat to Great Lakes Sugar Maples

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— The number of sugar maples in Upper Great Lakes forests is likely to decline in coming decades, according to University of Michigan ecologists and their colleagues, due to a previously unrecognized threat from a familiar enemy: acid … Continue reading

December 5, 2011
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Interior Releases First-of-its-Kind Regional Study as Part of National Assessment of Carbon Storage in U.S. Ecosystems

*Report evaluates amount of carbon absorbed by wetlands, grasslands and forests in the Great Plains region* WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of the Interior today released the first in a series of regional studies measuring the amount of carbon stored … Continue reading

November 24, 2011
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Deforestation Causes Cooling in northern U.S., Canada

Deforestation, considered by scientists to contribute significantly to global warming, has been shown by a Yale-led team to actually cool the local climate in northern latitudes, according to a paper published Nov. 17 in Nature. “If you cut trees in … Continue reading

September 5, 2011
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Are New England’s Iconic Maples at Risk?

*Invasive Asian longhorned beetle has potential for wide reach in region’s forests* Are new England’s iconic maple trees at risk? If a beetle has its way, the answer may be yes. Results from the first study of the Asian longhorned … Continue reading

February 15, 2011
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Why Are Vines Overtaking the American Tropics?

A Million-Dollar Question Sleeping Beauty’s kingdom was overgrown by vines when she fell into a deep sleep. Researchers at the Smithsonian in Panama and the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee received more than a million dollars from the U.S. National … Continue reading