Natural Forest Regrowth Works for Climate Change Mitigation

One of the most powerful ways trees can help mitigate global climate change may also be one of the most overlooked: letting nature takes its course.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Co-Benefits for Biodiversity & Carbon in Remnant Forests

New science shows that remnant forests with the greatest tree-species richness also store the most carbon, creating a potential win-win for protecting biodiversity and reducing global carbon emissions.

Justine E. Hausheer

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Tropics Offer Major Natural Climate Solutions Opportunity

New research identifies tropical countries where targeted investment can have the greatest impact on reducing global emissions in the short term.

Justine E. Hausheer

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Biodiverse Forests Capture Carbon Better Than Plantations

New science shows that diverse natural forests with a mix of tree species provide more stable and reliable carbon capture than monoculture plantations in the long run.

Justine E. Hausheer

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Got Floods? Protecting Floodplains Could Be a Cheap Way to Reduce Damages

In many places in the U.S., $1 invested in floodplain protection today can return at least $5 in savings from avoided flood damages in the future.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Soil Carbon: Complexity, Context + A Way Forward

Researchers highlight agreements and uncertainties around soil carbon and argue that “action can happen despite unanswered scientific questions.”

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Incorporating Conservation Into Public Health Frameworks

New research incorporates conservation considerations into occupational health and safety frameworks.

Justine E. Hausheer

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Seaweed as Sustainable Livelihood

Seaweed farming can provide livelihoods for rural and indigenous women in Indonesia. How can this aquaculture be practiced sustainably?

Tiffany Waters

How Much Does It Cost to Save Tropical Forests and Prevent Climate Change?

New research directly compares, for the first time, how much carbon dioxide could be removed from the atmosphere by both tropical reforestation and deforestation.

Matthew L. Miller and Priya Shyamsundar

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Deforestation Exposes Rural People to Dangerous Heat Stress

Rural Indonesians are changing their behavior as deforestation creates increased local temperatures.

Justine E. Hausheer

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Trees in the US Annually Prevent 1,200 Deaths During Heat Waves

High temperatures are often the greatest weather-related public health threat. Trees can help.

Rob McDonald

Experimenting with Water Funds + Behavior Change

Can targeted, farm-level recommendations spark adoption at the scale needed to ensure the city of Nairobi a sustainable water supply? TNC scientists are experimenting to find out.

Stephen Wood