Team studies fires this year in ’88 Yellowstone burn areas

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Nearly three decades ago, huge wildfires burned about a third of Yellowstone National Park. The park has seen wildfires every year since, but the forests of new trees that grew in the scars of those 1988 fires have helped curb their size and intensity — until now.

Source: Team studies fires this year in ’88 Yellowstone burn areas

Exploring How and Why Trees ‘Talk’ to Each Other

Ecologist Suzanne Simard has shown how trees use a network of soil fungi to communicate their needs and aid neighboring plants. Now she’s warning that threats like clear-cutting and climate change could disrupt these critical networks.

Source: Exploring How and Why Trees ‘Talk’ to Each Other by Diane Toomey: Yale Environment 360