World / Science & Health Mar 27, 2020

Burning wood can be a clean source of power after all

Burning large amounts of wood from forests can cut greenhouse gas pollution — but only alongside policies that encourage new trees to quickly absorb carbon dioxide. That is the conclusion of new research published in Science Advances, which seeks to counter the prevailing view that ...

Bush fires burned a fifth of Australia's forest, study finds

Asia Pacific Feb 25, 2020

Bush fires burned a fifth of Australia's forest, study finds

Australia's wildfires have destroyed more than a fifth of the country's forests, making the blazes "globally unprecedented" following a yearslong drought linked to climate change, researchers said Monday. Climate scientists are currently examining data from the disaster, which destroyed swathes of southeastern Australia, to determine ...

Amazon deforestation hit record in January

World / Science & Health Feb 8, 2020

Amazon deforestation hit record in January

Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil more than doubled in January compared with the previous year, according to official data published Friday. More than 280 square kilometers (110 square miles) were cleared, an increase of 108 percent. It was the largest area cleared in ...