The world’s mangrove forests, with their archetypal twisted roots protruding from the water surface, store more than 4bn tonnes of carbon, new... Read More
The loss of carbon from wildfires fuelled by drought could “counteract” efforts to cut deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, research suggests. ... Read More
Climate change could be causing shifts to the natural cycle of life in the tropical rainforest, scientists have suggested. ... Read More
Just over a year ago, scientists announced the discovery of the world’s largest intact tropical peatland in a remote part of the Congo’s vast... Read More
Carbon storage in Borneo’s tropical rainforests faces a dual threat from deforestation for agriculture and droughts caused by El Niño events, a new... Read More
Prof Vincent Gauci is chair in global change ecology in the School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences at the Open University. ... Read More
Some of the world’s most diverse coral reefs are found in cooler parts of the tropics. These corals may be able to adapt to rising temperatures if... Read More
Climate change could threaten the food supply of bamboo lemurs, new research finds, leaving the animals vulnerable to starvation. ... Read More
Tropical forests now emit more carbon than they are able to absorb from the atmosphere as a result of the dual effects of deforestation and land... Read More
Trees and plants across the world are increasingly in “recovery mode” after a drought, a new study says, and they’re taking longer to bounce... Read More
Unusually warm periods in the Arctic stunt vegetation growth and crop yields across North America, a new study suggests. ... Read More
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