Wood pellets have become an increasingly popular alternative source of fuel, and are even more environmentally friendly compared to coal, when factoring harvesting and transportation.
"Large herbivores are not merely victims of the circumstances they live in, but actively engineer their environment," said Liesbeth Bakker, lead author of the study from the Netherlands Institute of Ecology.
A recent study in the Adirondacks found that the growth decline among the area sugar maples began in the 1970s. Researchers are looking for reasons, which might involve acid rain, climate change and insects. But they are finding that maples are not like other trees.
The product of seeds taken into space on the 1971 Apollo 14 moon mission by an astronaut who was a former U.S. Forest Service fire-jumper, a tree in an Idaho schoolyard isn't healthy today. A group wants to save it.
Researchers from Finland's University of Aalto, King's College London, and elsewhere found that an "alarming" amount of protected and "intact" forest fell in the first 12 years of the 21st century.
Forests are often depended upon to capture and store carbon emissions. However, a new study shows that current models drastically overestimate their ability to capture carbon.
Protected areas in Indonesia have reduced mangrove habitat loss. According to a Duke University study, this also prevented significant amounts of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere.
A species of wood ants observed in the North York Moors National Park, UK, are thriving in forests where non-native trees have been planted over the past 60 years. This suggests that we could help forest-dependent species rebuild their homes.
Yale researchers discovered more female green frogs are being born in suburban ponds. They recently linked this unbalanced sex ratio to common lawn plants, such as clover.
A team of researchers recently mapped tree populations, finding that about 3.04 trillion trees live on our planet.
Temperate forests face many threats posed by climate change. They are being stressed by hotter, drier air temperature that overheat their leaves and steal all their moisture.