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Climate change impacts weakening temperate forest regions around the world

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 24 September 2015

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Severe droughts, disease, more extensive wildfires, and other climate change-related impacts are threatening and transforming the Earth's temperate forests. Some areas could convert to grasslands or shrublands over the next few decades, if not properly managed.

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Warming climates are causing expanded ranges and earlier arrivals for blacklegged ticks

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 20 February 2015

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Warmer spring temperatures in northeastern US are leading to earlier arrivals of Lyme disease-carrying blacklegged ticks and increasing their geographic range.

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Landowners cash in on timber they don't cut

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 30 June 2014

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Polluters are paying two conservation organizations to manage forestlands in Maine in a way that increases the amount of carbon dioxide the trees remove from the atmosphere.

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For trees, an earlier spring than ever

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 9 June 2014

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Every spring, as the weather warms, trees in forests up and down the east coast explode in a bright green display of life as leaves fill their branches, and every fall, those same leaves provide one of nature's great color displays of vivid yellow, orange and red.

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Old trees grow faster, store more carbon

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 16 January 2014

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For most species, the biggest trees increase their growth rates and sequester more carbon as they age, scientists now say.

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Cimate change impacts complex, varied

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 16 October 2013


Climate change affects forests across North America -- in some cases permitting insect outbreaks, plant diseases, wildfires and other problems. But Dartmouth researchers say warmer temperatures are also making many forests grow faster and some less susceptible to pests, which could boost forest health and acreage, timber harvests, carbon storage, water recycling and other forest benefits in some areas.

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Carbon markets can have negative impacts, too

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 14 September 2013

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The development of carbon markets could result in food supply problems and degraded ecosystems unless the schemes are based on more than just paying landowners for planting trees.

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Peru's cloud forests threatened by climate change

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 12 September 2013

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Peru's cloud forests are some of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the world.

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Forest questions may lead to deportation for Harrison Ford

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 11 September 2013

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Indonesia threatens to send Indiana Jones star packing after he raises tough questions about forestry.

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