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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.

Fires Turn Boreal Forests Into Deciduous Woodlands
2013-07-23 09:27:55

A new study adds to existing evidence that frequent and powerful fires are converting the conifer-rich boreal forests of Alaska into deciduous woodlands.

Trees Use Water More Efficiently Due To CO2 Rise
2013-07-11 08:01:38

Trees are becoming more efficient at using water in response to higher atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, according to new research published Wednesday in the journal Nature.

Northern Biomass Of Earth Has Been Mapped And Measured
2013-06-26 07:53:13

The biomass of the northern hemisphere’s forests has been mapped with greater precision than ever before thanks to satellites, improving our understanding of the carbon cycle and our prediction of Earth’s future climate.


Latest Taiga Reference Libraries

Taiga Bluet
2014-11-25 12:42:29

The taiga bluet (Coenagrion resolutum) is a species of damselfly that can be found in Europe and eastern areas of North America. Its range includes Alberta, British Columbia, Labrador, and Nova Scotia in Canada, and Alaska, California, Michigan, and New York in the United States. It prefers to reside in near pools, lakes, fens, and marshes with abundant vegetation. The taiga bluet differs in appearance depending upon the sex, but both males and females hold a wingspan of up to 1.2 inches....

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...

Aspen Parkland
2013-04-18 22:46:28

Aspen parkland is a reference to a very large area of transitional biome between prairie and boreal forest in two sections; the Peace River Country of northwestern Alberta that crosses the border into British Columbia, and a much larger area stretching from central Alberta, all across central Saskatchewan to south-central Manitoba near the US border. Aspen parkland is made up of groves of aspen poplars and spruce interspersed with areas of prairie grasslands, also intersected by large stream...

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2009-07-01 13:55:01

The Palearctic or Palaearctic is one of Earth's eight ecozones. This region is the largest ecozone on Earth. It includes the regions of Europe, Asia (north of the Himalayan foothills), northern Africa, and the northern and central regions of the Arabian Peninsula. The Palearctic includes mostly boreal forest and temperate climate regions, which are found throughout Eurasia from western Europe to the Bering Sea. There are five sub-regions of the Palearctic: European-Siberian, Mediterranean...

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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.