Rising carbon dioxide is making the world’s plants more water-wise
The globe is greening as plants grow faster in response to rising carbon dioxide. But a new analysis shows they aren't using more water to do it - a rare piece of good news for our changing planet.
The kings of carbon capture
Trees are good at sequestering carbon but fire can quickly undo all the good. One place where plants can sequester carbon without fear of fire is under water.
The rise of carbon dioxide—picking the winners in Australia’s forests
Finding out which trees will thrive under high levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide is about to get faster and cheaper.
A new spin on ocean eddies and marine primary production
Our understanding of the ocean’s biological pump, and the capacity of the ocean to sequester carbon dioxide, has been enhanced by a new study examining ocean eddies.
Tropical forest carbon storage at risk from defaunation
Disappearing vertebrates are affecting the structure and carbon storage capacity of tropical forests.