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Category archives for: Forest & Land

Social behavior of western lowland gorillas

A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences reveals one of the enigmas related to the social behaviour of the western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) in the heart of the African equatorial rainforest. These primates show a dynamic social structure -individuals change frequently between families- with a high degree […]

Termites mitigate effects of drought in tropical rainforests

Termites are commonly regarded as one of the most destructive insect pests, but in fact only 4% of the 3,000 termite species known globally are pests. Its unknown side was recently revealed by a major new study published in the journal Science — the collaborative research co-led by Dr Louise Ashton of the University of Hong Kong, […]

Climate change tipping point could be coming sooner than we think

Global carbon emissions reached a record high in 2018, rising by an estimated 3.4 percent in the U.S. alone. This trend is making scientists, government officials, and industry leaders more anxious than ever about the future of our planet. As United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said at the opening of the 24th annual U.N. […]

California is managing its forests — but is the president managing its federal lands?

The Great Fire of 1910 — believed to be the biggest fire in recorded American history — burned 3 million acres across Washington, Idaho and Montana and killed 86 people. It also helped remake U.S. Forest Service policy. The agency ordered that all forest fires be extinguished as soon as possible, minimizing flames that for […]

Termites mitigate effects of drought in tropical rainforests

Termites are commonly regarded as one of the most destructive insect pests, but in fact only 4% of the 3,000 termite species known globally are pests. Its unknown side was recently revealed by a major new study published in the journal Science — the collaborative research co-led by Dr Louise Ashton of the University of Hong Kong, […]

Palamu Tiger Reserve land diverted without ministry permission

The Jharkhand forest department, between 1982 and 2014, has diverted 2,689.51 hectares (ha) of forest land, which includes 330.50 ha from the Palamu Tiger Reserve (PTR), without obtaining prior permission of Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) or the Supreme Court, says the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) in its audit report. According to […]

A Forest of Ancient Trees, Poisoned by Rising Seas

PHILADELPHIA — Bear Swamp is a forest of 400- and 500-year-old black gums, some of the oldest trees in eastern North America, along the Delaware Bay in southeastern New Jersey. The trees have begun to die. The cause is the rising sea, which is making the groundwater at the base of the forest saltier. The […]

U.S. Accuses Peru of Violating Agreement to Protect Rain Forest

WASHINGTON — The United States is accusing Peru of violating its commitment to protect the Amazon rain forest from deforestation, threatening to hold Lima in violation of the 2007 United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement. On Friday, Robert Lighthizer, President Trump’s top trade negotiator, announced that he was seeking formal consultations with Peru to resolve concerns about […]

Fire’s effects on soil moisture, runoff

Fire and water. Timeless, opposing forces, they are actually linked in powerful ways that can have major impacts on common communities and ecosystems.d ecosystems. The 2011 Las Conchas mega-fire in New Mexico burned more than 150,000 acres and threatened the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Now, using data from the fire, researchers at Los Alamos have created […]

Extreme Heat Increasing in Both Summer and Winter

A new study shows extreme heat events both in the summer and in the winter are increasing across the U.S. and Canada. A new study in the in Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, a publication of the American Geophysical Union, examined absolute extreme temperatures—high temperatures in summer and low temperatures in winter—but also looked at […]

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