Historic agreement between the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and National Park Service allows sustainable plant harvesting.
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.
A recent study examined how wildland fires, including megafires, and prescribed burns affect river flow. The study is the first nationwide look at fire impacts on surface freshwater resources.
The storm that devastated Puerto Rico became an unexpected variable in the world’s first tropical forest warming experiment.