News Archive


   position statement Statement on climate change and hurricanes
   The forests of the Amazon and Cerrado moderate regional climate and are the key to the future
   Alaska’s permafrost is no longer permanent: NY Times features WHRC’s Arctic research
   press release New study finds soil carbon losses nearly equal to total emissions from deforestation
   press release New research finds ecosystems are taking longer to recover from drought
   Huntington Environmental Prize awarded to John Holdren
   WHRC scientist named Lead Author of IPCC Special Report
   press release WHRC ranked #1 climate think tank for fourth year in a row
   press release New study shows climate change sparks more fires in northern regions
   position statement Statement by WHRC President Phil Duffy to House Science Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
   Representative Dylan Fernandes climate rally draws crowd at State House
   position statement Statement by Dr. John P. Holdren Following President Trump’s Paris Accord Announcement
   position statement Paris Withdrawal Would Be Closer To ‘America Last’ Than ‘America First’
   Woods Hole Research Center President joins Rep. Fernandes to testify in support of Paris Climate Bill
   position statement “Hugely Damaging to our Global Reputation and to Our Environment” – WHRC Statements on Trump Executive Order
 position statement Statement from John P. Holdren on Trump budget proposal
   position statement Pruitt dangerously ignorant or dangerously dishonest on climate change
   press release Dr. John Holdren rejoins the Woods Hole Research Center
   press release New study shows many Eastern tree species will not be able to adapt to climate change
   press release Study shows improved agricultural management leads to healthier soil and increased carbon storage



   press release Indigenous and community forestlands hold at least one quarter of all tropical forest carbon
   WHRC’s work featured in NASA “story map”
   press release Major research grants will help WHRC study arctic rivers and train future scientists
   press release WHRC ranked #1 climate think tank for third year in a row
   press release Dry conditions of thawing arctic permafrost cause increased carbon emissions
   press release New study suggests, without tropical forests, humanity will lose indispensable years to reduce fossil fuel use
   Book release reception for George M. Woodwell’s A World to Live In: An Ecologist’s Vision for a Plundered Planet
   press release Brazil’s new forest certificates market: Achieving environmental goals through economic incentives
   WHRC hosts the annual Coastal and Ocean Acidification Forum
   press release Seeing the forest for the leaves: New understanding of leaf synchronization will improve climate models
   press release Carbon emissions from thawing permafrost will result in a substantial arctic contribution to climate change
   press release Major study sheds light on human impacts on greenhouse gas emissions from land
   press release Severe boreal forest fires and their influence on carbon emissions
   press release Top US climate scientists call attention to ill-informed biomass energy legislation
   press release Microbes in arctic soil could worsen global warming
   President Phil Duffy leads Letter to the Senate on carbon neutrality of forest biomass
   press release Study shows arctic ecosystem shifting from carbon sink to carbon source
   press release WHRC scientist wins Fulbright scholarship
   press release Understanding responses of the Amazon rainforest to climate and land-use change
   press release Understanding the conditions that create severe tropical forest fires
   A short conversation with Scott Goetz on his thoughts of COP21, Impressions of COP21: Q & A with WHRC’s Deputy Director, Scott Goetz



   press release  Forest degradation found to be underestimated
   press release  COP21: The Paris Agreement
   press release  Top U.S. Experts to Presidential Candidates: Make Clean Energy Pledge
   press release  Tropical forests could avert dangerous climate change by reducing annual carbon emissions by 5 billon tonnes
   press release  Forest monitoring capabilities bring major benefits to REDD+ implementation
   Press coverage of WHRC during COP21
An op-ed in the Boston Globe by President Philip Duffy, responding to the Paris Agreement
A major article on permafrost in The Washington Post featuring WHRC scientists Sue Natali and Max Holmes
The work of WHRC scientists mentioned in The New York Times
WHRC listed as one of the organizations responsible for making REDD+ a prominent component of the Paris Agreement in the Huffington Post 
An op-ed in Live Science by Senior Scientist Richard Houghton on the under-appreciated role of tropical forests in climate change mitigation
Philip Duffy and 70 top U.S. clean energy and climate experts sent a letter to the U.S. presidential candidates urging them to pledge to create an economy free from carbon pollution
Scientist Wayne Walker’s report on carbon stocks in Indigenous territories featured in Science Magazine
Dr. Sue Natali and her son Clancy featured in Cape Cod News
A local piece on Cape Cod scientists at COP21
Deputy Director Scott Goetz discusses rapidly advancing technologies key for implementing REDD+
Scientist Alessandro Baccini’s work featured in Mongabay
– Philip Duffy quoted in two Washington Post articles here and here
   press release  Peer-Reviewed Study: Carbon Emissions from Tropical Deforestation Could be Halved within Five Years
   press release  Analysis Released Today Reveals that Indigenous Lands Hold More than 20% of World’s Tropical Forest Carbon
   press release  Forests could play a large role in stopping climate change
   press release  Erosion – an underestimated villain
   press release  Where the forest is still primeval
   press release  Old carbon in permafrost: a new source of atmospheric carbon?
   press release  From sink to source: seagrass disturbance releases ancient carbon
   Dr. Duffy Op-ed in Cape Cod Times, “Climate Change: Why should you care?
  Dr. Houghton in Cape Cod Times, “Climate change and what to do about it.”
  Tom Stone Op-ed in Cape Cod Times, “Ocean acidification endangers shellfishing industry.
   press release  Woods Hole Research Center Scientists to raise awareness of global threats from climate change in the Arctic
   Senior Scientist Max Holmes describes the global threats posed by permafrost thaw in The Guardian.
   press release  More extreme weather projected in the Amazon could have global climate consequences
   President Philip Duffy discusses his work on extreme Amazonian weather and global climate in The Washington Post.
   Senior Scientist and Deputy Director Scott Goetz talking about climate change in the Arctic with Steve Curwood of NPR’s Living on Earth program.
   press release  Decade-long Amazon rainforest burn yields new insight into wildfire vulnerabilities, resiliencies
   Senior Scientists Scott Goetz and Max Holmes discuss climate change in the Arctic in’s “Obama finds perfect climate change victim in Alaska.”
   press release  U.S. scientists warn leaders of dangers of thawing permafrost
   press release  Are we pushing global forests over the edge?
   press release  Climate change impedes forests’ capacity to absorb carbon
   press release  Missing carbon sink discovered?
   press release  Microbial gourmands prefer millennial-aged carbon in arctic waters
   press release  Definitive Tropical Forest Emissions Study Released
   press release  Climate change double whammy: greatest climate impacts expected to hit region with the most vulnerable permafrost
   press release  WHRC Ranked #1 Climate Change Think Tank for the Second Year Running
   press release  Progress in Climate Negotiations: REDD+ Finalized
   press release  What you don’t know can hurt you: the catastrophic implications of unregulated development in the Amazon
   press release  Love your Mother Earth: As carbon emissions climb, so too has the Earth’s capacity to remove CO2 from the atmosphere
   press release  Detailed Vegetation Height Estimates Across the Tropics Released
   press release  The future is now: carbon emissions from permafrost thaw
   press release  Conservation works: Forests for water in eastern Amazonia
   press release  Houghton influencing international climate policy
   press release  Black Spruce: The Fire King
   press release  Missing the mark: Indonesia, a long way from emissions targets



   Richard Houghton in New York TimesRestored Forests Breath Life Into Efforts Against Climate Change” article.
   press release Another Way to Grow: Expanding Industrial Agricultural without Accelerating Climate Change
   Wayne Walker featured in Rolling StoneMurder in the Rainforest” article.
   press release New study says 55% of carbon in Amazonian indigenous territories and protected lands may be at risk.
   press release Planetary Boundaries author accepts Woods Hole Research Center’s environmental prize
   press release Conference: Ocean Acidification and Southern New England
   press release First Detailed Map of Aboveground Forest Carbon Stocks in Mexico Unveiled
   press release Woods Hole Research Center names Philip Duffy as New President
   press release Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions to Reach Record High in 2014
   press release Public Lecture: Extreme Home Energy Efficiency
   press release Public Lecture: Changing Climate, Rising Seas: Cape Cod
   press release WHRC’s Scott Goetz and colleagues win NASA grant to monitor global forests from the International Space Station
   press release Sustaining the Earth: Photographs by Chris Linder
   press release WHRC ranked world’s most influential climate change think tank
   press release A Win-Win-Win Solution for Biofuel, Climate, and Biodiversity
   press release Lecture: Detecting the Lit Fuse of the Arctic Carbon Bomb
   press release WHRC Celebrates Earth Day, releasing Ecology and the Common Good: Great Issues of Environment
   press release Untangling Brazil’s Controversial New Forest Code
   press release Land Management Choices Affect Climate
   press release Fire and Drought May Push Amazonian Forests Beyond Tipping Point
  Release of Ecology and the Common Good: Great Issues of Environment
   press release Permafrost Thaw Exacerbates Climate Change
   press release New Maps Highlight Habitat Corridors in the Tropics



   press release New data suggest human forest management may have more of an impact on carbon storage than previously understood
   press release The National Science Foundation to fund two Woods Hole Research Center Amazonian projects
   press release Global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels rise again in 2013
   press release First detailed map of global forest change is focus of Science magazine report
  Board member Lovejoy urges respect for science in New York Times op-ed
   press release Senior Scientist Dr. Richard A. Houghton has been named Acting President of WHRC
  Forbes article: “Why It’s All Been Downhill Since 1978”
   press release WHRC ranked 3rd among climate change think tanks around the world
   press release Sustainability Science Speaker Series – Third Lecture Focuses on Congo Basin Forests
   press release Sustainability Science Speaker Series – Second Lecture Focuses on Inland Fisheries
   press release Energy Supply from Hydropower Projects Depends on Rainforest Conservation
  New land-use model eyed for Brazil’s Amazon settlers
  New project funded by NSF’s Office of Polar Programs: Fire Regime Influences on Carbon Dynamics of Siberian Boreal Forests
   press release Ecology, Economy and Management of an Agro-Industrial Amazon Frontier: Agriculture intensification could spare large tracts of tropical forest
   press release New Models Predict Drastically Greener Arctic In Coming Decades: Boom In Trees, Shrubs Expected To Lead To Net Increase In Climate Warming
  Nutrient Management
  Deforestation of a Biodiverse Savanna
  Mapping and Modeling Habitat Diversity
  Amazon Freshwater Ecosystems: Under Threat
   press release Significant reduction in temperature and vegetation seasonality over northern latitudes: Amplified greenhouse effect shaping North into South
   press release Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland received WHRC’s Lawrence S. Huntington Environmental Prize at a ceremony in New York City
   press release Amazon freshwater ecosystems are vulnerable to degradation: Broadening of forest-centric focus to river catchment-based conservation framework is required
   press release Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland receives the Woods Hole Research Center’s Lawrence S. Huntington Environmental Prize
   press release Woods Hole Research Center Scientist named to Post at National Science Foundation
  Why I Give
  Young Voices
  Ecuador: Training the Trainers
  Extreme Weather: Losing Cape Cod
  Barefoot Ecologist



   press release Senior Scientist Irving Foster Brown awarded Chico Mendes Forest Citizenry Prize
   press release Analysis of Independent Studies Finds Consensus on Gross CO2 Emissions From Tropical Deforestation provides unbiased, historic benchmark to REDD+ Negotiations
   press release Richard A. Houghton Elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union
  Pantropical Scholars Newsletter
   press release Ag solutions for climate-nitrogen management in a hot, unpredictable world: Soil Science Society session looks at how agriculture can adapt & protect water, climate
   press release September 2012 issue of National Geographic Features WHRC’s U.S. Forest Biomass Map
  Why I Give by Nate Holmes
  NSF Grant Enables Arctic Research
  MREDD+: Mexico’s Vision for Sustainability
  The Polaris Project Returns Home – Notes from the Trip
   press release Data confirm rising sea levels – a Cape Cod Times article with Dr. Eric Davidson
   press release Six Woods Hole Science Institutions Refocus Diversity Efforts, Renew Memorandum of Understanding to Create ‘Pathways of Opportunity’
  Communicating Climate Change
  NASA Grant Enables Amazonian Research
  Earth From Space
  Why I Give by Thomas Benjamin
  Polaris Project Heads North
   press release How to curb discharge of the most potent greenhouse gas – A 50 percent reduction in meat consumption and emissions is needed
   press release WHRC Supports Launch of REDD+ Preparation in Mexico
   press release WHRC’s Carbon Density Dataset Available on ArcGIS Online
   press release Glaciers: A window into human impact on the global carbon cycle
   press release The Good News About Carbon Storage in Tropical Vegetation
   press release New study evaluates impact of land use activity in the Amazon basin
   press release New report reviews U.S. nitrogen pollution impacts & solutions