Is There a More Climate-Friendly Way to Manage Our Forests?
The logging industry argues that cutting down old-growth trees is good for forest management, but the science says otherwise.
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.
Tropical Forests Are Not the Carbon Sinks We Thought They Were
A new study shows that tropical forests emit more carbon than they consume, mostly due to human activities.
Warmer Nights Could Turn the Tropics Into a Major Carbon Source
Rising nighttime temperatures in the tropics threaten to flip the region from a carbon sink to a carbon source.
Sequestering Carbon in Undersea Forests of Seagrass
Seagrass meadows are some of the most productive ecosystems on the planet. New research shows that they’re enormous carbon sinks, too.
Sinking Feelings About Storing Carbon Emissions on the Farm
Climate legislation says we can stop global warming, improve our soils and help our farmers all at once. Not so fast.