taiga

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taiga

the zone of forest vegetation lying on wet soils between the tundra in the north and steppe hardwood forest in the south, that encircles the northern hemisphere.
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Washington DC [USA], Dec 30 ( ANI ): A study has recently revealed that charcoal remains after a forest fire may help decompose fine roots in the soil and consequently accelerate CO2 emissions in boreal forests.
Boreal forests are an important carbon sink on land.
A recent paper in Science magazine claims "large regions of the boreal forests could, by the end of the century, shift to the drier climate space normally occupied by the woodland/shrubland biome.
Arctic ground squirrel population collapse in the boreal forests of the southern Yukon.
The mountain pine beetle is now chewing its way across the boreal forests of Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Simulating the effects of future fire regimes on western Canadian boreal forests.
While the study focused on vapors in boreal forests, Thornton notes that other types of forests give off comparable vapors, and that the rapid oxidation process may apply to other atmospheric compounds.
The terrestrial biosphere plays an important role in the global carbon balance, and boreal forests and peatlands are an important part of the global carbon cycle.
The finding pokes holes in a long-held idea that carbon in boreal forests accumulates mainly above ground in a litter of pine needles, mosses and leaves.
What's been happening in the northern Pacific rainforest and the boreal forests in the past couple of years has also provided good opportunities to use these expressions.
Under the 72-page Canadian Boreal Forests Agreement announced in May; environmental groups, working with industry, essentially agreed to create a fourth standard, "Canadian World-Leading Forest Practices," which they say would be as good or better than FSC.
I also discovered I was not alone in realizing the potential of the boreal forests.