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How much can trees fight climate change? Massively, but not alone

The research, which comes with important caveats, was partly an effort to address the scientific uproar surrounding an earlier paper.
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Kenya declares surprise public holiday to plant trees

The Kenyan government has announced a surprise public holiday for a nationwide tree-planting day, as part of its ambitious plan to plant 15 billion trees by 2032.

Forests are worth more than their carbon

Forests are worth more than their carbon, a new paper argues

Experts say carbon sequestration projects that don’t prioritize biodiversity may be doing more harm than good, including to the climate.

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Tree-planting schemes threaten tropical biodiversity, say ecologists

Monoculture tree-planting schemes are threatening tropical biodiversity while only offering modest climate benefit, ecologists have said, warning that ecosystems like the Amazon and Congo basin are being reduced to their carbon value.

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How community maps can protect children from extreme heat

Heatwaves claim tens of thousands of lives each year. Now a US mapping project is revealing those most at risk so they can get the help they need.
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Opinion: We thought we were saving the planet but we were planting a time bomb

I spent a summer putting trees into the ground. Thirty years later, I watched my youthful idealism literally go up in smoke.