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Trees and the Water Cycle

Water Is Lifeblood Water is the lifeblood of our planet. In fact from rainforest to desert, prairie to arctic, the amount of water available is the central determinant in classifying ecotypes. No living organisms escape the need for water as… read more

Trees’ surprising role in the boreal water c..

Approximately 25 to 50 % of a living tree is made up of water, depending on the species and time of year. The water stored in trees has previously been considered just a minor part of the water cycle, but… read more

Coastal Wetlands Excel at Storing Carbon

In the global effort to mitigate carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, all options are on the table—including help from nature. Recent research suggests that healthy, intact coastal wetland ecosystems such as mangrove forests, tidal marshes and sea grass meadows… read more

Case: Water

  DOWN TO THE LAST DROP The last glimpse of the crowded market square. The last glimpse of the sea, observing the blue sky out of a hotel room window Inhaling the scent of holiday for the last time. Before… read more

Case: Dry land

Muhtar is a boy living in a farming village in Sambelia district. Nowadays his father is no longer farming but working in the big city and rarely coming home. His mother still works on the farm but it does not… read more