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LATEST IN PLANTS AND FORESTS

Kemeri national park, Latvia, Northern Europe: Scenic landscape of Kemeri Great swamp with autumn colored flora of winter swamp moorland at sunny wint Credit: Jekaterina Sahmanova / Alamy Stock Photo

Guest post: Will plants help make the planet wetter or drier in a changing climate?

Dr Justin Mankin is a climate scientist, assistant professor in the department of geography at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, and principal... Read More

Guest posts | Nov 5. 2019.
Peat-cutting in Goldenstedt Moor, Germany. Credit: blickwinkel / Alamy Stock Photo. EBTGWY

Europe’s carbon-rich peatlands show ‘widespread’ and ‘concerning’ drying trends

European peatlands could turn from carbon sinks to sources as a quarter have reached levels of dryness unsurpassed in a record stretching back 2,000... Read More

Food and farming | Oct 21. 2019.
Congo basin peatland

Article invité : La découverte d'une immense réserve de carbone sous la forêt marécageuse du Congo

Article invité de Simon Lewis, professeur en sciences de changement global à l'Université College de Londres et à l'universitéde Leeds. ... Read More

Translations | Sep 24. 2019.
Amazon fires media reaction August 2019. Graphic: Carbon Brief.

Media reaction: Amazon fires and climate change

In recent weeks, tens of thousands of fires have been recorded across the Amazon rainforest, with dramatic images and statistics reported daily across... Read More

Media analysis | Aug 27. 2019.
Close-up of young beech leaves. Credit: Carpe Diem - Flora / Alamy Stock Photo. C34E5A

Rising water stress could counteract ‘global greening’, study says

The increased growth rate of plants seen worldwide in response to rising CO2 levels – a phenomenon known as “global greening” – could be... Read More

Plants and forests | Aug 14. 2019.
Deforestation near Antananarivo, Madagascar, 2016. Credit: Zdeněk Malý / Alamy Stock Photo. HE8CK2

Africa’s tropical land emitted more CO2 than the US in 2016, satellite data shows

Africa’s tropical land released close to 6bn tonnes of CO2 in 2016, according to data taken by satellites. ... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | Aug 13. 2019.
Drought in Currawinya National Park, Queensland, Australia. Credit: Outback Australia / Alamy Stock Photo.F550K1

In-depth Q&A: The IPCC's special report on climate change and land

This morning in Geneva, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its special report on climate change and land. ... Read More

IPCC | Aug 8. 2019.

Amazon carbon sink could be ‘much less’ due to lack of soil nutrients

A lack of nutrients in Amazonian soil could restrict the forest’s ability to soak up emissions and lead to climate change progressing faster than... Read More

Plants and forests | Aug 5. 2019.
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.
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