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How to fight climate change? Let forests grow

The world is waking up to the potential for trees to help in the fight against climate change. Forests have always absorbed substantial carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. Still, the human disturbance has relegated forests to approximately half their pre-historic extent, with more forests... click to read more

  • Susan C. Cook-Patton | Senior Forest Restoration Scientist at The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA, USA
  • Sara M. Leavitt | Climate Science Deputy Director at The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA, USA
  • Peter W. Ellis | Natural Climate Solutions Science Team Lead at The Nature Conservancy, Portland, ME, USA
Views 1499
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 6, 2021
A mysterious reawaking of the world’s tallest geyser from decades of sleep

The geysers in Yellowstone National Park enthrall millions of visitors each year. Geysers are hot springs that erupt tumultuous mixtures of liquid water and steam. Although the park contains about half of the roughly 1000 geysers that exist worldwide, major geyser fields also occur in... click to read more

  • Mara H. Reed | Graduate Student at Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Michael Manga | Professor at Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Views 1467
Reading time 4 min
published on Aug 10, 2021
Where do plants and animals live in the tropics?

Biologists have understood for a long time that plant and animal species are not evenly distributed among the world's tropical areas, and wondered why. Africa has spectacular numbers of primate and hoofed mammal species. Southeast Asia is much smaller in size than Africa, but has... click to read more

Views 1658
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 27, 2021
How fisheries bring carbon dioxide back to the atmosphere

Today's global warming is increasingly threatening our planet. The Paris Agreement – an international agreement on climate change mitigation – aims to limit global warming to below 1.5-2°C relative to preindustrial levels. To meet this ambitious goal, we may need to drastically cut human-related emissions... click to read more

  • Gaël Mariani | PhD Student at MARBEC, University of Montpellier, CNRS, IFREMER, IRD, Montpellier, France
  • David Mouillot | Professor at MARBEC, University of Montpellier, CNRS, IFREMER, IRD, Montpellier, France
Views 1430
Reading time 3 min
published on Jul 23, 2021
Hate heatwaves? Droughts? How about both at the same time?

Have you noticed a surge in heatwaves in the last decade? Heatwaves are becoming more common and so are their negative effects. So how do we alleviate these negative impacts? Most answers to this question involve using water directly or indirectly. European cities, for example,... click to read more

Views 1501
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 15, 2021