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David Wallace-Wells: The age of the urban inferno is here

Increasingly, fires emerging hotter and more intense from the natural landscape are burning human structures not as collateral but as fuel

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The giving forest, and a tribe’s sustainable logging practices

The Menominee tribe has sustainably logged its forest in Wisconsin for 160 years. But that careful balance faces a crisis: too many trees and too few loggers.
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Mapping California’s ‘zombie’ forests

A fifth of the Sierra Nevada’s conifer forests are out of sync with the warming climate around them, which makes them less likely to grow back after a major wildfire.
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Genetically modified trees planted in U.S. forest for first time

Living Carbon, a biotechnology company, hopes its seedlings can help manage climate change. But wider use of its trees may be elusive.
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How New York City’s trees and shrubs help clear its air

As advocates are pushing the city to plant more trees, new research shows the role of urban greenery in absorbing carbon emissions.
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Where does all the cardboard come from? I had to know

Entire forests and enormous factories running 24/7 can barely keep up with demand. This is how the cardboard economy works.
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Meet the mice who make the forest

Scientists are unearthing a quiet truth about the woods: Where trees grow, or don’t, depends in part on the quirky decisions of small mammals.
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