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Russia's boreal forest â€“ the largest continuous expanse of forest in the world, found in the country's cold northern regions â€“ is undergoing an accelerating large-scale shift in vegetation types as a result of globally and regionally warming climate.
A new report by the Pew Environment Group has revealed that Canada's boreal forest, the world's largest on-land carbon storehouse, contains more freshwater than any other ecosystem, totaling more than 197 million acres of surface freshwater.
Top scientists call boreal protection a global priority OTTAWA, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A first of its kind report by the Pew Environment Group reveals that Canada's boreal, the world's largest intact forest and on-land carbon storehouse, contains more unfrozen freshwater than any other ecosystem.
Imagine the vast, empty tundra in Alaska and Canada giving way to trees, shrubs and plants typical of more southerly climates.
QUEBEC CITY, Feb.
A new study released today in the EarlyView of Ecology Letters addresses forest productivity trends in Alaska, highlighting a shift in biomes caused by a warming climate.
The Nature Conservancy's Model Forest Conservation Program Will Help Enroll Private Landowners Near Domtar's Johnsonburg, Pa., Mill MONTREAL, Sept.
New data indicate rapid temperature rise in the coldest region of mainland Europe.
TORONTO and MONTREAL, May 18 /PRNewswire/ - Today 21 member companies of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), and nine leading environmental organizations, unveiled an unprecedented agreement - the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement - that applies to 72 million hectares of public forests licensed to FPAC members.
Results from a study of detailed satellite observations of the worldâ€™s forests released on Monday show that forest cover has shrunk by over 3 percent across the globe.
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, 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 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...
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...