For a long time we ecologists thought that we could predict not only how forests would grow but also how their composition was likely to change over time.  And we could predict the effects of management actions: for example, If we chose to thin stands...

Most people now accept that the world’s climate is changing rapidly as a result of human activities — mainly the direct emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases that trap heat radiating from the earth, causing the temperature of our small blue...

This week, more than 193 nations will celebrate Earth Day. The annual event is a marker for the environmental movement begun on April 22, 1970, when Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson organized a peaceful teach-in. At the time, rivers were on fire, oil...

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This blog originally appeared on JunauEmpire.com and is reposted with permission.

Change is not for the risk...

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Following a fortnight of negotiations, an unprecedented agreement has been signed by all the world’s 196 nations which identifies forests and ecosystems as fundamental to the world’s climate change response. For the first time, the UN’s...

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On the virtues of cutting and burning wood. “Rants from the Hill” is cross-posted from High Country News

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Post by Amy Nelson; reposted from the Biohabitats Rhizome blog with permission.

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Pitcher plants trap and eat insects.

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