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Pine forests surround a lake in the Altai mountain range in Russia. Credit: Yury Kirillov / Alamy Stock Photo. M906H7

European forests could ‘live fast and die young’ in a warming climate

Climate change could cause trees to grow faster, accelerating the rate at which they absorb carbon from the atmosphere. But these trees may be likely... Read More

Plants and forests | May 15. 2019.
RM0WYM Silverback Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) member of Kabirizi group. Virunga National Park, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo,

Climate change could ‘raise stress levels’ of endangered mountain gorillas

Global warming could cause stress to endangered Virunga mountain gorillas, potentially raising the risk of health problems and early death, a new... Read More

Wildlife | Apr 30. 2019.
Background image: Pradeep Raja Kannaiah / Alamy Stock Photo. MPCWRK

The Carbon Brief Profile: Indonesia

In the sixth article of a series on how key emitters are responding to climate change, Carbon Brief looks at Indonesia’s efforts to curb... Read More

Country profiles | Mar 27. 2019.
India. Background image: robertharding / Alamy Stock Photo. R24CCG

The Carbon Brief Profile: India

In the fifth article of a series explaining how large emitters are positioned to tackle climate change, Carbon Brief sets out India’s key policy... Read More

Country profiles | Mar 14. 2019.
A woman plants trees in Goraj, India. Credit: Ashley Cooper pics / Alamy Stock Photo.

One-third of world’s new vegetation in China and India, satellite data shows

China and India are “leading the world” in “greening” the landscape, a study finds, with the two countries accounting for one-third of the new... Read More

Plants and forests | Feb 12. 2019.
A1TRBP Aerial root systems at the base of mangrove trees inside the mouth of the Amazon nr Soure Marajo Island Para state Brazil. Image shot 2005.

Amazon mangroves ‘twice as carbon rich’ as its rainforests

The vast mangroves of the Amazon store twice as much carbon per hectare as the region’s tropical forests, new research shows. ... Read More

Plants and forests | Sep 5. 2018.
Extracting a sample from the Congo basin peatland.

Guest post: A plan to solve the mysteries of Congo’s vast tropical peatland

Prof Simon Lewis is a researcher of global change science at the University of Leeds and University College London, as well as a contributing editor... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 3. 2018.
Forested hills of Guizhou, China. Credit: Charles O. Cecil / Alamy Stock Photo. J2N3RM

Planting a mix of tree species ‘could double’ forest carbon storage

Forests containing several tree species could store twice as much carbon as the average monoculture plantation, research finds. ... Read More

Plants and forests | Aug 22. 2018.
Wildfire at Buckhorn Summit, California, US. 30 July 2018.

Factcheck: How global warming has increased US wildfires

In the midst of record or near-record heatwaves across the northern hemisphere this summer, deadly wildfires have swept through many regions, such as... Read More

Factchecks | Aug 9. 2018.
Boonsboro forest, Maryland, US. Credit: Joseph Thomas / Alamy Stock Photo. J90GD7

Methane uptake from forest soils has ‘fallen by 77% in three decades’

The amount of methane absorbed by forest soils has fallen by an average of 77% in the northern hemisphere over the past 27 years, a new study finds. ... Read More

Plants and forests | Aug 6. 2018.
Clearing of tropical rainforest south of Lake Kutubu, Papua New Guinea. Credit: Minden Pictures / Alamy Stock Photo. H7PNTF

Deforestation has driven up hottest day temperatures, study says

The average hottest day of the year in Europe, North America and Asia has been made significantly more intense as a result of deforestation since the... Read More

Plants and forests | Apr 23. 2018.
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