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Forests in the Amazon, southern Boreal regions, and U.S. west most threatened by climate change

Forests in the Amazon, southern Boreal regions, and U.S. west most threatened by climate change

As climate change increasingly threaten’s the world’s forests, scientists at the University of Utah have developed a new tool that identifies those woodlands that are most imperiled and whose loss would deal the greatest blow to the climate and biodiversity.

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Tropical trees’ growth and CO2 intake hit by more extreme dry seasons

A new study has found that dry seasons that are warmer and drier than usual can stunt the growth of tropical trees, causing them to take in less carbon dioxide.

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Climate change threatens to squeeze out Indonesia’s medicinal plants

More than half of medicinal plant species in Indonesia won't be able to grow in most of their current range by 2050 due to climate change, a new study says.

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Some tropical forests show surprising resilience as temperatures rise

Some tropical forests show surprising resilience as temperatures rise

Scientists are finding that some percentage of tropical forests may hold up under global warming—if they’re not cut down.
New England’s forests are sick. They need more tree doctors
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New England’s forests are sick. They need more tree doctors

Climate change is taking a toll on woodlands in the Northeast.
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Climate change could put tropical plant germination at risk: Study

By 2070, rising soil temperatures could cause germination failure in 20% of tropical plants, and reduced rates in more than 50%, with the potential to disrupt and alter tropical ecosystems.
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Scientists launch ambitious conservation project to save the Amazon

The new Science Panel for the Amazon - modeled on the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - aims to consolidate knowledge on the Amazon rainforest and guide future public policies to conserve it.

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