Despite an apocalyptic media narrative, the modern era has brought much longer lives and the greatest decline in poverty ever.
“I think the Chestnut is an example of an interventionist approach,” says scientist Jared Westbrook. “We might have some capabilities and responsibilities to correct some of the problems that we created.”
We need to clearcut the government regulations hampering efforts to effectively battle wildfires.
Planting trees as a partial solution to climate change has broad bipartisan appeal.
Let's restore this giant to America's forests.
Human ingenuity is enabling us to get ever more goods and services from fewer and fewer resources.
Anti-biotech activists cite the precautionary principle to maintain chestnut tree-free forests.
Controlled, prescribed burns can stop wildfires from spreading. Too bad they are effectively prohibited by rules like the Clean Air Act.
A real plan or just a "climate messaging exercise"?
Meeting that goal would essentially restore U.S. forest area back to where it stood in 1630.
Problematic deforestation continues, but the "lungs of the earth" are still breathing.
Such predictions were wrong half a century ago, and this one is likely mistaken too.
Satellite data finds that gains temperate and boreal forests offset reductions in tropical forests.
"Why the hell didn't they respond? I reported this over and over again."
New report claims U.S. overpopulation will blight their futures.
Satellite survey finds hidden forests all over the world.
Most people are moving to cities and peak farmland is in the offing
A scitech research and policy round up for January 7, 2016
And there are far more trees than researchers previously thought - more than 3 trillion
Urbanization, forest, and agricultural trends point in a more hopeful direction