When you think “peatland,” you probably picture water, or mosquitoes, or creepily preserved human artefacts. What most of us don’t consider are catastrophic wildfires—but that’s precisely what scientists are now worried about .
This is hair ice. It forms in cool, high-latitude forests on humid nights when temperatures are just below freezing, and it usually disappears soon after sunrise. New research shows how fungi play a special role in its production. Read more >>