As the climate gets warmer, many forests are feeling the heat. Impacts range from increased forest fire hazards and tree mortality to detrimental beetle outbreaks and alterations to leaf abundance and bloom.
PostedMar 13, 2012
Oceans, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Carbon Cycle
A new study concludes that the current rate of ocean acidification is higher than at any time in at least the last 300 million years and attributes this ecosystem -threatening change to the huge quantities of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere from fossil-fuel burning and deforestation.