Sure, accidentally heating the planet has been pretty easy. But try intentionally heating a plot of forest, and you get a whole other story. In this week’s Nature, we take a brief look at a series of new experiments to test how warmer temperatures will change the composition of forests in different regions of the United States. Will forests begin to sprout above the tree line in the Colorado Rocky Mountains? Will oaks sweep northwards, deeper into the boreal forests of the northern United States and Canada? Unfortunately, reliably and evenly heating a stand of grown trees to a set … Read more
The data on 2008 venture capital investment are predictably grim, but in a year of financial heartbreak, the cleantech sector stands out as one of the rare winners. Read more
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