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Climate change may cause trees to live faster and die younger, releasing their carbon into the atmosphere.

Gabriel Popkin, Contributor

Surprisingly, it’s the trees, not the bugs, that matter.

Gabriel Popkin, Contributor

‘Megafires’ jeopardize the black-backed woodpecker’s habitat.

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor

Photo shows a stream in the foreground as a forest fire burns on a mountainside.

A new study links increased temperatures caused by climate change to California's worsening wildfire problem.

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor

Researchers discover evidence of a kauri tree "superorganism" in New Zealand.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Scientists explain the lime green look of spring.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

A new study highlights the magnitude of transmission lines' potential negative effects on the forest.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

Critical ecosystem’s first global height measurement could aid climate change fight.

Gabriel Popkin, Contributor

It’s now more common to see multiple giant wildfires burning at once, straining firefighting resources, scientists say.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

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