Diverse Forests Are Better at Accumulating Carbon
Diverse Forests Are Better at Accumulating Carbon
A higher species richness could boost plant communities’ ability to mitigate climate change, a study suggests.
Diverse Forests Are Better at Accumulating Carbon
Diverse Forests Are Better at Accumulating Carbon

A higher species richness could boost plant communities’ ability to mitigate climate change, a study suggests.

A higher species richness could boost plant communities’ ability to mitigate climate change, a study suggests.

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Study Fingers Bitcoin as Major Climate Change Culprit
Study Fingers Bitcoin as Major Climate Change Culprit
Shawna Williams | Oct 29, 2018
Researchers predict that activity around the digital currency could single-handedly push warming above 2 °C within 30 years, but other experts say the conclusion is flawed.
Sinking Carbon
Sinking Carbon
Jim Daley | Jul 1, 2018
With samples taken from the crust of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, researchers have discovered where some of the oceans’ dissolved organic carbon winds up.
Climate Change Will Force Hundreds of Marine Species to Move
Climate Change Will Force Hundreds of Marine Species to Move
Catherine Offord | May 16, 2018
A study of 686 fish and invertebrates predicts that some animals will have to shift more than 1,000 kilometers to stay within tolerable temperatures.
Image of the Day: Coral on Acid
Image of the Day: Coral on Acid
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 16, 2018
Researchers exposed a coral reef to carbonated water to study the effects of ocean acidification.
Global Forest Estimate Rises 9 Percent
Global Forest Estimate Rises 9 Percent
Aggie Mika | May 15, 2017
Dryland biomes are covered in at least 40 percent more forest than previously estimated.
Plant Biologist Killed in Ethiopian Protest
Plant Biologist Killed in Ethiopian Protest
Kerry Grens | Oct 6, 2016
Stone throwers hit the car Sharon Gray was riding in while visiting the country for a meeting.
Adapting to Elevated CO<sub>2</sub>
Adapting to Elevated CO2
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Sep 1, 2015
High carbon dioxide levels can irreversibly rev up a cyanobacterium’s ability to fix nitrogen over the long term, a study finds.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 28, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Northern Exposure
Northern Exposure
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2014
Researchers are using snowdrifts to artificially warm Arctic tundra during winter and finding that more carbon is released from the soil than plants can soak up from the atmosphere.