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Dead tropical trunk

For the first time scientists have provided clear evidence that tropical tree lifespan decreases above a critical temperature threshold.

A photograph of a tropical forest treetop canopy.

A huge new study has unravelled what factors control tree mortality rates in Amazon forests and helps to explain why tree mortality is increasing across the Amazon basin.

Hooker lake newzealand 2016

Meltwater lakes that form at glacier margins cause ice to recede much further and faster compared to glaciers that terminate on land, according to a new study.

Kew gardens

Tapping into the myriad uses of plants and fungi could save people and the planet, says new report.

Nothofagus pumilio (southern beeches) forests around Lago Argentino, in the Andes of southern Patagonia, Argentina. Credit: Ricardo Villalba, Instituto Argentino de NivologĂ­a, GlaciologĂ­a y Ciencias Ambientales (IANIGLA-CONICET).

A global analysis reveals for the first time that across almost all tree species, fast growing trees have shorter lifespans.