Report: Nutrient-rich forests absorb more carbon

The ability of forests to sequester carbon from the atmosphere depends on nutrients available in the forest soils, shows new research from an international team of researchers, including IIASA.

Will destruction of forests lead to the ultimate destruction of mammals?

he value of forests and tree-based ecosystems extends far beyond carbon sequestration; they are the foundation of sustainable societies.

Report: Wildlife face 'Armageddon' as forests shrink

Species living in rainforest fragments could be far more likely to disappear than was previously thought, says an international team of scientists.

Red cedar tree study shows that Clean Air Act is reducing pollution, improving forests

A collaborative project involving a Kansas State University ecologist has shown that the Clean Air Act has helped forest systems recover from decades of sulfur pollution and acid rain.

New-found atmospheric compound may affect climate and health

A previously unsuspected chemical process in the Earth's atmosphere is creating sulfuric acid, known to have a significant impact on climate and human health.

Human activity threatens forest preserves

Tropical forest reserves are failing to preserve biodiversity, often because of poor management.

Forests soak up more CO2 than thought

North American forests might be more use than expected at slowing the pace of climate change.

Forests are world's biggest carbon sink

Forests account for almost all of the world's land-based carbon uptake, a new report shows, helping end uncertainty about just how much carbon is being stored, and where.