Scientists to start a forest fire to better understand wildfires
A research team is planning to light a fire in a Utah forest at the end of June to clear out dead conifer trees and allow quaking aspen to regain a place in a national forest.
Impeded River Flow Damages Ecosystems, Reduces Resources
Researchers have found that half the world’s rivers are obstructed in some way, thanks to human infrastructure.
Hunting Overlooked in Climate Mitigation Efforts, Impacts Carbon Storage
Researchers have found hunting animals has a negative impact on a forest’s carbon storage, a factor that is often overlooked in climate change mitigation efforts.
Educating Kids on Climate Change May Influence Parents’ Climate Concerns
Fungal Disease, Lethal to Ash Trees, Will Cost British Government £15 Billion
Ash dieback, an invasive fungal disease, is expected to kill 95% to 99% of the UK’s native ash trees if local governments do not intervene.
Fast Food Companies Begin Using Meat Substitutes
U.S. sales of plant-based meat substitutes increased 17% last year thanks in part to the fast food industry.
Synthetic Fibers in Clothing Contribute to Pollution
Clothing that contains synthetic materials such as polyester and nylon contributes to microplastic pollution, which can end up in the ocean and the seafood that humans eat.
Humans Have Been Influencing Drought for More Than a Century
Greenhouse gases and atmospheric particles produced by humans have influenced global drought since at least the early 20th century, according to a NASA study.