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A unique ecosystem-scale study will decide fate of boreal forests

A recent study found that large swaths of Canada's environmentally important boreal forest are at risk of disappearing by the end of the century as a result of climate change.

Beech trees take over northeastern U.S. and it's not a good thing

The increased temperatures and precipitation brought about by climate change have made it possible for beech trees to thrive in the northeastern U.S. and Southern Canada, and researchers say this is not a good thing.

As the heat creeps north, Quebec's forests may become a refuge

A study of over 26,000 trees across an area the size of Spain in Quebec's boreal forest showed there will be winners and losers as global warming inches northward.

Warming climate in Arctic region shows up in satellite images

In a study that provides the most concise record yet of plant life across the Arctic regions of North America, NASA satellite images show us how global warming is turning the Arctic tundra greener in Canada and Alaska.

Fragrant forest pines regulate their own micro-climate

Seattle - The invigorating scent of pine assaulting the nostrils is one of the pleasures of any walk through pine forests but an international team of scientists has established there’s a lot more to pine-scented vapors than olfactory indulgence.
 

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A vast swath of boreal forest supports many kinds of wildlife in Canada.
A vast swath of boreal forest supports many kinds of wildlife in Canada.
PEW
Trees for Life s Alan Watson Featherstone with a giant Scots pine uprooted during severe storms that...
Trees for Life's Alan Watson Featherstone with a giant Scots pine uprooted during severe storms that struck Dundreggan Conservation Estate near Loch Ness, Scotland, Dec. 2013
Trees for Life - by permission
Whooping crane.
Whooping crane.
US Fish and Wildlife Service
The 8.1 hectare SPRUCE research site can be found in the black spruce bog forest 40 kilometres north...
The 8.1 hectare SPRUCE research site can be found in the black spruce bog forest 40 kilometres north of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
Dept. of Energy/ORNL
The taiga is found throughout the high northern latitudes  between the tundra  and the temperate for...
The taiga is found throughout the high northern latitudes, between the tundra, and the temperate forest, from about 50°N to 70°N, but with considerable regional variation.
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