The Mysterious Salamanders Fighting Extinction Under Central Texas
Researchers warn that all of the underground salamanders living in an aquifer system near Austin could disappear in the next century.
Why New Forests Are Better at Sequestering Carbon Than Old Ones
Younger plants are able to extract carbon from the air and incorporate it into their biomass more quickly than mature trees.
A Deadly European Fungus Threatens the Future of American Salamanders
Researchers are working to find a way to mitigate the damage to local populations of the amphibious creatures if a skin eating fungus makes its way to the U.S. from abroad.
One of the World's Largest Rainforests Could Be Wiped Out by 2100
Satellite data indicates that the Congo Basin lost an area of forest larger than Bangladesh between 2000 and 2014.
How a New Provision in Brazil's Forest Act Could Cost It a Massive Chunk of Protected Rainforest
Researchers warn that an area of Brazilian Amazon rainforest bigger than Ireland is at risk of losing its legal protection.
Increasing Frequency of Drought Is Changing the Amazon From Carbon Sink to Source
New research finds just one season of drought can reduce the carbon dioxide absorption ability of the world's biggest rainforest—the Amazon—for years to come.
Measuring the Carbon Dioxide Capturing Prowess of Urban Forests
New research shows that even temperate forests in cities may be able to sequester nearly as much carbon as a similarly sized area of rainforest.
How Will an Increasing Number of Droughts Affect the Amazon's Trees?
A new study sheds light on which trees are the most suited for dealing with changing weather patterns in the region.
Selective Logging Damages Fish Populations as Much as Clear-Cutting
A recent study out of Malaysia illustrates that even responsible logging practices severely harm local fish populations.
Panamanian Frogs Evolve to Cope With a Lethal Skin-Eating Disease
A new study finds populations of several frog species in Panama appear to be gaining resistance to a deadly pathogen that can lead to extinction.
Legislative Loopholes Could Be Helping Norway Fund Deforestation in Congo
A Rainforest Foundation UK briefing highlights very weak governance in the country, which means there is limited ability for the government to control its forest resources and to implement effective planning and management.
How the World Heritage Convention Could Save More Wilderness
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has released a study showing that 1.8 percent of wilderness areas are covered under World Heritage protection—and how much more can be done.