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Locals in the dark about oil auctions in DRC: report

Researchers visited fourteen villages in four of the proposed oil blocks, finding that most residents didn’t know about the government’s plans.

climate change threatens forests

Even without human-driven deforestation, climate change threatens some forests

In a study published in Science, researchers analyzed a set of climate and ecosystem models to predict the risks that climate change poses to forests.

Tree-planting projects abound. Which should you support?

Tree-planting projects abound. Which should you support?

So you want to contribute to a mass tree planting campaign to combat climate change. Where can your money do the most good?

Polluters are using forests as ‘carbon offsets.’ Climate change has other plans

Polluters are using forests as ‘carbon offsets.’ Climate change has other plans

Billions of dollars hinge on forests soaking up CO2 for decades to come. What happens when drought and fire kill the trees?

Massive wildfires helped fuel global forest losses in 2021

Massive wildfires helped fuel global forest losses in 2021

Fires accounted for more than a third of the world’s tree cover losses last year — the largest share on record.
tropical trees climate impacts

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.

Heat and drought are killing our forests

Heat and drought are killing our forests

In many places, forests are no longer regenerating on their own. Some of the world’s most significant stands are instead transitioning to something new. Some will never be the same. Others may not come back at all.

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