A newly published report presents the current state of knowledge on the relationships between forests and water across the planet. Center scientist Steve McNulty is among the report’s coauthors representing 20 nations.
Warmer temperatures could increase water loss by evapotranspiration. Without a comparable increase in precipitation, runoff – and thus water available for humans and ecosystems – could be reduced.
View current drought conditions and forecasts from the U.S. Drought Monitor.
Red spruce, for decades the forest equivalent of the canary in the coal mine signaling the detrimental effects of acid rain on northeastern forests, is making a comeback.