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Drying Amazon may speed up global climate change

"In other words, if greenness declines, this is an indication that less carbon will be removed from the atmosphere. The carbon storage of the Amazon basin is huge and losing the ability to take up as much carbon could have global implications for climate change," explained lead author Thomas... (more)

Experts fear for long-term health of U.S. forests

Mary Sisock previously worked on a project developed at Oregon State University called “Ties to the Land,” which was designed to help landowners and their heirs plan for the future.(more)

Why truffles matter

“Without fungi we wouldn’t have trees,” says Jim Trappe, a “truffle addict,” forest mycologist for the U.S. Forest Service and Research Professor at Oregon State University in Corvallis. “The changing climate makes them more important to us than ever.”(more)