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Research highlights fungi's key role in carbon capture

The underground networks of plant roots and fungi are proving to be essential in sequestering carbon in the soil, according to recent studies.

Matt Reynolds reports for Wired.

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Eastern US forests show remarkable cooling effect, study reveals

A new study highlights the significant role of reforestation in the eastern United States in mitigating climate crisis-induced temperature rises.

Oliver Milman reports for The Guardian.

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Balancing the benefits and costs of reforestation

When it comes to managing woodlands to meet multiple needs, Irish activists underscore the importance of considering the forest as well as the trees.


Seed-sowing drones help with reforestation

The unmanned aerial vehicles could improve access to mountainous terrain and rapidly disperse many more seeds than planting by hand, experts say.
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São Paulo students plant mini-forests on school grounds as urban oases

Four thousand students planted nearly 10,000 trees on public school grounds in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, in 2022, and another eight mini-forests will be planted in 2023.
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Roger Worthington: I pledged $1 million to plant new trees. I wish I could invest the money in saving old ones.

A recent study said preserving existing forests was more important than planting new ones in the limited time we have to slow global warming.
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Why tree-planting schemes aren’t a silver bullet

Numerous global reforestation efforts are underway, but research suggests getting long-term benefits is harder than it looks, and some projects can do more harm than good.