The Biden administration catalogued 175,000 square miles of old growth and mature forests on federal land. It plans a new rule to better protect woodlands from fires and other climate change effects.
In parts of West Africa, communities have designated biodiversity hotspots sacred and measure their value by the peace of mind they provide, rather than in dollars and cents.
A federal agency said it is reinstating restrictions on road-building and logging on the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska. USDA's move repeals a Trump administration-era decision.
The environmental impacts from Russia's invasion of Ukraine could be felt far longer than the war itself.
Old-growth forest can do things younger tree stands cannot, ecologists say. Older forests may sequester more carbon and harbor increased biodiversity. Now, the people who love these rare, complex ecosystems say they need protection.
The invasive worms, which reproduce rapidly, are creating havoc in forests. They thrash around so violently that they can jump out of a person's hand. They also lose their tail — on purpose.
It was a superb Spring day in the mountains of west Georgia, with bluebird skies and a light breeze through the longleaf pines, when a helicopter rained...