Forestry

Forest in Spain

How do you bring a forest back to life?

Even after a forest has been razed and cleared, it can return. With tech and patience, some projects are helping forests reclaim their old territories. Half a millennia ago, forests covered much of the Iberian peninsula. But that soon changed. Centuries of wars and invasions, agricultural expansion and woodcutting for charcoal and shipping wiped out […]

New research unlocks forests’ potential in climate change mitigation

For the first time, scientists have created a global map measuring the cooling effect forests generate by regulating the exchange of water and energy between Earth’s surface and the atmosphere. In many locations, this cooling effect works in concert with forests’ absorption of carbon dioxide. By coupling information from satellites with local data from sensors […]

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