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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

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

Amazon rain forest afire. Credit: Stock Connection Blue / Alamy Stock Photo BNX7RP

Carbon emissions from Amazon wildfires could ‘counteract’ deforestation decline

The loss of carbon from wildfires fuelled by drought could “counteract” efforts to cut deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, research suggests. ... Read More

Floodplain in the flooded Amazon forest in Mamiraua Book

Guest post: Trees are the dominant source of methane emissions in Amazon wetlands

Prof Vincent Gauci is chair in global change ecology in the School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences at the Open University. ... Read More

Night view of Sugar Loaf mountain and Botafogo in Rio de Janeiro.

Analysis: Brazil's climate pledge represents slight increase on current emissions

Brazil has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 37% below 2005 levels by 2025. ... Read More

Shennongjia Forestry District, Hubei, China

Forest degradation as bad for climate as deforestation, says report

Degradation of tropical forests could be as severe a problem as full-scale deforestation when it comes to their carbon emissions. ... Read More

Temperate rain forest, Dorrigo National Park, New South Wales, Australia

Cost of carbon should be 200% higher today, say economists

The "optimal" carbon price should be up to 200% more than economists currently estimate, according to a new study published in Nature Climate Change.... Read More

Early morning mist over the Amazon rainforest.

Amazon rainforest is taking up a third less carbon than a decade ago

The amount of carbon that the Amazon rainforest is absorbing from the atmosphere and storing each year has fallen by around a third in the last... Read More

Snow covered Christmas tree with coloured lights in a snowy forest

Holiday news roundup

Happy new year! ... Read More

Deforestation in Thailand

Deforestation in the tropics affects climate around the world, study finds

"The effects of tropical deforestation on climate go well beyond carbon," says Professor Deborah Lawrence, "[it] causes warming locally, regionally,... Read More

Seeing the wood for the trees: Scientists find a better way to measure carbon locked up in forests

Knowing how much carbon is contained in the world's forests is important for keeping track of efforts to halt deforestation - a big contributor to... Read More

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