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forests in peril
2014-08-20 07:08:20

An estimated 95 percent of the primary forests that existed prior to the advent of agriculture have been lost in non-protected areas, according to new research published online Thursday in the Society for Conservation Biology journal Conservation Letters.

2014-08-05 08:26:26

Agreement Demonstrates K-C's Efforts to Set Industry-Leading Fiber Sourcing Goals DALLAS and MONTREAL, Aug.

2014-05-05 08:22:28

With spring migration in full flight, a new report urges greater protection for an avian haven WASHINGTON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's been dubbed North America's bird nursery:

Climate Not The Only Factor Ushering In Change For Northern Forests
2014-04-21 11:45:00

In the most densely forested and most densely populated quadrant of the United States, forests reflect two centuries of human needs, values and practices.

Young Tropical Forests Contribute Little To Tree-Biodiversity Conservation
2013-12-12 17:14:28

A satellite image of a green swath of tropical forest does not tell the whole story. About half the world's tropical forests are relatively young. Unless protected, they are unlikely to last more than a human generation before falling to bulldozers and chainsaws.

2013-11-26 14:07:57

As trees grow larger in even-aged stands, competition develops among them.

Trees Might Store More Carbon Than Thought
2013-10-03 07:03:41

Examining a long-lived forest, researchers have found that Black Spruce trees, which dominate the northern forests of North America, succumb about five years after being weakened by environmental stresses.

Peru Cloud Forests Threatened
2013-09-12 12:13:07

A new study says climate change and ecological factors could threaten Peru’s cloud forests along the eastern slopes of the Andes Mountains.


Latest Forests Reference Libraries

Rainforests
2013-04-19 19:33:20

Rainforests are forests that are characterized by high levels of rainfall, with definitions based on a minimum usual annual rainfall of about 68 to 78 inches. The monsoon trough, or otherwise known as the intertropical convergence zone, holds an important role in producing the climatic conditions that are essential for the Earth’s tropical rainforests. About 40 to 75 percent of all biotic species are native to the rainforests. It’s been estimated that there might be many millions of...

Taiga
2013-04-19 18:21:46

Taiga, or otherwise known as boreal forest, is a biome that is characterized by coniferous forests made up mostly of spruces, larches, and pines. The taiga is the world’s largest terrestrial biome. In North America, it covers most of inland Canada and Alaska as well as portions of the extreme northern continental United States and is known as the Northwoods. It covers most of Sweden, Finland, much of Norway, lowland/coastal areas of Iceland, much of Russia, northern Kazakhstan, northern...

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