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How much can forests fight climate change? A sensor in space has answers

A new NASA program is helping researchers more accurately calculate how much planet-warming carbon protected areas are storing. It’s a lot.
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Climate change could mean Alberta cuts more fire-killed trees for timber

Since 2016, Alberta has harvested approximately 20 million cubic metres of timber each year, which is enough to fill 8,000 Olympic swimming pools, but the proportion of that from salvaged logging can vary, according to data from the Alberta government.

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Could whacking some trees cut fire risk and help Maui in other ways?

While arborists warn about excessive felling of trees, Hawaii is thick with non-native species that could be thinned to restore the land.
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Mark Ruffalo: Look at the crisis in the Amazon and understand the stakes; we’re battling for life itself

At this week’s Amazon summit, the world must stand with Indigenous peoples – and demand protection for the rainforest.

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Bark beetles are eating through Germany's Harz forest. Climate change is making matters worse

Tiny bark beetles have been causing havoc in Germany's Harz mountains, eating away at trees and killing off swaths of the spruce population by hampering their ability to take in nutrients.
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As Guyana shows, carbon offsets will not save the Amazon rainforest

With all their flaws, carbon offsets are not the solution to deforestation of the Amazon rainforest - leaders should acknowledge that.

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Roger Worthington: I pledged $1 million to plant new trees. My money could have been better spent

Our elected officials can show us that they are serious about doing their part to slow climate change by protecting our beloved shade-giving, carbon-sequestering, wildfire resistant, watershed-stabilizing and wildlife-enhancing mature and older trees.