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Sea level rise is killing trees along the Atlantic coast, creating ‘ghost forests’ that are visible from space

As an ecologist studying wetland response to sea level rise, I know this flooding is evidence that climate change is altering landscapes along the Atlantic coast. It’s emblematic of environmental changes that also threaten wildlife, ecosystems, and local farms and forestry businesses. By Emily Ury, Duke University The Conversation Trekking out to my research sites […]

April 8th

2021 must be a turning point for forests. 2020 data shows us why

More than 12 million hectares of tree cover in the tropics was lost in 2020 alone, according to analysis of University of Maryland data by WRI. Most alarmingly, that included 4.2 million hectares of previously undisturbed primary tropical forests. By Frances Seymour World Resources Institute This loss represents a crisis for climate stability and biodiversity conservation, as well as […]

April 6th

A crisis for climate stability: Rainforest destruction accelerated in 2020

Intentional deforestation as well as drought-induced wildfires made more frequent and severe by the climate crisis drove a significant acceleration of global rainforest loss in 2020, with new figures released Wednesday showing that 12.2 million hectares of tree cover were destroyed in the tropics last year. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams According to data from the University of Maryland […]

April 4th