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Restoring California’s Forests to Reduce Wildfire Risks Will Take Time, Billions of Dollars and a Broad Commitment | Best States

By Roger Bales and Martha Conklin Many of California’s 33 million acres of forests face widespread threats stemming from past management choices. Today the U.S. Forest Service estimates that of…

Restoring California’s forests to reduce wildfire risks will take time, billions of dollars and a broad commitment

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Roger Bales, University of California, Merced and Martha Conklin, University of California, Merced (THE…

California Needs Forests to Fight Climate Change, but They Are Going up in Smoke | Top News

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California’s record wildfires pose a problem for the state’s plan to use its forests to help offset climate-warming emissions. It is unclear how much California’s plan…

Someday, even wet forests could burn due to climate change — ScienceDaily

Millions of years ago, fire swept across the planet, fueled by an oxygen-rich atmosphere in which even wet forests burned, according to new research by University of Colorado Boulder scientists.…

Lidar study suggests carbon storage losses greater than thought in Amazon due to losses at edge of forests

Graphic summary of the main results found in the work. Credit: Celso H. L. Silva Junior An international team of researchers has found that carbon sequestering losses in the Amazon…

Spreading ghost forests on NC coast may contribute to climate change — ScienceDaily

A new study found the spread of ghost forests across a coastal region of North Carolina may have implications for global warming. Ghost forests are areas where rising seas have…

Regrowing forests are absorbing just a small proportion of the carbon dioxide released from widespread deforestation in the Amazon, according to new evidence — ScienceDaily

Regrowing forests are absorbing just a small proportion of the carbon dioxide released from widespread deforestation in the Amazon, according to new evidence. Secondary forests — areas of new forest…

Driven by climate, more frequent, severe wildfires in Cascade Range reshape forests — ScienceDaily

In recent years — and 2020 is no exception — parts of the Pacific Northwest that are typically too wet to burn are experiencing more frequent, severe and larger wildfires…

Study highlights carbon sequestration services provided by U.S. forests

Sept. 21 (UPI) — Forests in the United States currently sequester approximately three decades worth of carbon dioxide emitted by the American fossil fuel industry, according to a new a…

Mathematicians May Have Figured Out How ‘Stone Forests’ Form

There are many wondrous geologic formations in nature, from Giant’s Causeway in Ireland to Castleton Tower in Utah, and the various processes by which such structures form is of longstanding…