Press Release Archives

2015

  Forest degradation found to be underestimated
  COP21: The Paris Agreement
  Top U.S. Experts to Presidential Candidates: Make Clean Energy Pledge
  Tropical forests could avert dangerous climate change by reducing annual carbon emissions by 5 billon tonnes
  Forest monitoring capabilities bring major benefits to REDD+ implementation
  Peer-Reviewed Study: Carbon Emissions from Tropical Deforestation Could be Halved within Five Years
  Analysis Released Today Reveals that Indigenous Lands Hold More than 20% of World’s Tropical Forest Carbon
  Forests could play a large role in stopping climate change
  Erosion – an underestimated villain
  Where the forest is still primeval
  Old carbon in permafrost: a new source of atmospheric carbon?
  From sink to source: seagrass disturbance releases ancient carbon
  Woods Hole Research Center Scientists to raise awareness of global threats from climate change in the Arctic
  More extreme weather projected in the Amazon could have global climate consequences
  Decade-long Amazon rainforest burn yields new insight into wildfire vulnerabilities, resiliencies
  U.S. scientists warn leaders of dangers of thawing permafrost
  Are we pushing global forests over the edge?
  Climate change impedes forests’ capacity to absorb carbon
  Missing carbon sink discovered?
  Microbial gourmands prefer millennial-aged carbon in arctic waters
  Definitive Tropical Forest Emissions Study Released
  Climate change double whammy: greatest climate impacts expected to hit region with the most vulnerable permafrost
  WHRC Ranked #1 Climate Change Think Tank for the Second Year Running
  Progress in Climate Negotiations: REDD+ Finalized
  What you don’t know can hurt you: the catastrophic implications of unregulated development in the Amazon
  Love your Mother Earth: As carbon emissions climb, so too has the Earth’s capacity to remove CO2 from the atmosphere
  Detailed Vegetation Height Estimates Across the Tropics Released
 
The future is now: carbon emissions from permafrost thaw

  Conservation works: Forests for water in eastern Amazonia
  Houghton influencing international climate policy
  Black Spruce: The Fire King
  Missing the mark: Indonesia, a long way from emissions targets

2014

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

2013

  New data suggest human forest management may have more of an impact on carbon storage than previously understood
  The National Science Foundation to fund two Woods Hole Research Center Amazonian projects
  Global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels rise again in 2013
  First detailed map of global forest change is focus of Science magazine report
  Senior Scientist Dr. Richard A. Houghton has been named Acting President of WHRC
  WHRC ranked 3rd among climate change think tanks around the world
  Sustainability Science Speaker Series – Third Lecture Focuses on Congo Basin Forests
  Sustainability Science Speaker Series – Second Lecture Focuses on Inland Fisheries
  Energy Supply from Hydropower Projects Depends on Rainforest Conservation
  Ecology, Economy and Management of an Agro-Industrial Amazon Frontier: Agriculture intensification could spare large tracts of tropical forest
  New Models Predict Drastically Greener Arctic In Coming Decades: Boom In Trees, Shrubs Expected To Lead To Net Increase In Climate Warming
  Significant reduction in temperature and vegetation seasonality over northern latitudes: Amplified greenhouse effect shaping North into South
  Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland received WHRC’s Lawrence S. Huntington Environmental Prize at a ceremony in New York City
  Amazon freshwater ecosystems are vulnerable to degradation: Broadening of forest-centric focus to river catchment-based conservation framework is required
  Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland receives the Woods Hole Research Center’s Lawrence S. Huntington Environmental Prize
  Woods Hole Research Center Scientist named to Post at National Science Foundation

2012

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