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Keeping trees in the ground where they are already growing is...

Beverly Law, Oregon State University and William Moomaw, Tufts University Protecting forests is an essential strategy in the fight...

Video: Slowing deforestation is the key to preventing the next pandemic...

Les Kaufman, Boston University In a recent journal article, a team of biologists, medical scientists, environmental scientists and conservationists proposed a number of measures to...

How deforestation helps deadly viruses jump from animals to humans

Amy Y. Vittor, University of Florida; Gabriel Zorello Laporta, Faculdade de Medicina do ABC, and Maria Anice Mureb Sallum, Universidade de São Paulo The coronavirus...

Lemurs are the world’s most endangered mammals, but planting trees can...

Andrea L. Baden, Hunter College Madagascar, the world’s fourth-largest island, is a global biodiversity hotspot. Andrea BadenThe island of Madagascar off the southeastern coast of Africa...

The Amazon is burning: 4 essential reads on Brazil’s vanishing rainforest

Catesby Holmes, The Conversation Nearly 40,000 fires are incinerating Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, the latest outbreak in an overactive fire season that has charred 1,330 square...

Amazon deforestation, already rising, may spike under Bolsonaro

Robert T. Walker, University of Florida Over the past 25 years that I have been conducting environmental research in the Amazon, I have witnessed the...

To curb climate change, we need to protect and expand US...

William Moomaw, Tufts University Forests have been removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing carbon for more than 300 million years. When...

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Richard Gunderman, Indiana University In the midst of contemporary science’s stunning discoveries and innovations – for example, 2017 alone brought the editing of a human...