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The Guardian -10 hours ago

Amazon rainforest fires: Macron calls for 'international crisis' to lead G7 discussions

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro lashes out at ‘sensationalist’ comments saying they were for ‘personal political gain’France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, has said the fires in the Amazon are an “international crisis” and called for them to be top of the agenda at the G7 summit, prompting a furious response from Brazil’s leader.“Our house is burning. Literally,” Macron tweeted, adding that the Amazon produced 20% of the world’s oxygen.Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon r...

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Mongabay -14 minutes ago

In Sri Lanka, the sweet smell of agarwood draws calls for trade protection

COLOMBO — When forest officer Anura Herath carried out a raid in July 2012, he was ready to seize high-value timber. But instead he discovered strips of blackish bark, stems and other wood chips in the possession of the men he nabbed. Puzzled, he sought expert advice, leading authorities in Sri La...

LTS International -1 hour ago

Sustainable Sourcing of Soy: The Key Sustainability Issues in Soy Production and how these are Addressed by 10 Companies

Stewart Investors would like to understand better the key sustainability issues in soy production and how these are addressed by companies. The research assignment had three key requirements: A brief overview of the key sustainability issues around soy production. An … Continue reading →...

The Guardian -5 hours ago

In Bolsonaro’s burning Brazilian Amazon, all our futures are being consumed | Eliane Brum

The rainforest might seem a remote place, but it is the heart of the planet – and it is under attack as never beforeThe Amazon is the centre of the world. Right now, as our planet experiences climate collapse, there is nowhere more important. If we don’t grasp this, there is no way to meet that ...

What Wood -5 hours ago

The new press of German Kahl was installed at the pellet plant of the Ustyansky timber industry complex

ULK Group of companies has been cooperating with Kahl for several years, which is engaged in the supply of equipment for pellet plants in many countries. The installation of additional equipment will allow the timber industry to increase production in the future. – The installation of the equipmen...

The Guardian -10 hours ago

Amazon rainforest fires: Macron calls for 'international crisis' to lead G7 discussions

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro lashes out at ‘sensationalist’ comments saying they were for ‘personal political gain’France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, has said the fires in the Amazon are an “international crisis” and called for them to be top of the agenda at the G7 summit, prompting a ...

The Guardian -10 hours ago

Amazon rainforest fires: Macron calls for G7 talks to focus on 'international crisis'

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro lashes out at ‘sensationalist’ comments saying they were for ‘personal political gain’France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, has said the fires in the Amazon are an “international crisis” and called for them to be top of the agenda at the G7 summit, prompting a ...

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Forests and Climate Change

USFS -24 hours ago

A comparison of coarse woody debris volume and variety between old-growth and secondary longleaf pine forests in the southeastern United States

Few efforts have been made to quantify the amount and variety of deadwood in frequently burned ecosystems, particularly the longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) ecosystem of the southeastern United States. Moreover, comparisons of coarse woody debris between old-growth and secondary longleaf pine forests are lacking despite the widely recognized value of deadwood to biodiversity in many forest ty...

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Climate Change Adaptation

INBAR -yesterday

Retractable Bamboo Yurt from Bamboo U Bali

Participants on the Bamboo U training courses in Bali, Indonesia, showing off just how easy their retractable bamboo yurt is to put up. The yurt can be carried by just two people and represents a great choice for temporary, sustainable housing. The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation, or INBAR, is an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to promoting the use of bamboo and rattan for ...

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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

Elsevier -6 minutes ago

The impact of forest restoration on agriculture in the Verde River watershed, Arizona, USA

Publication date: December 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 109Author(s): Xiaobing Zhao, Ding Du, Jun Xiong, Abraham Springer, Sharon R. Masek Lopez, Blake Winkler, Kenedy HublerAbstractKnown as the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI), the US Forest Service is planning a large-scale restoration of ponderosa pine forests in the Verde River watershed in central Arizona, USA. Thi...

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IPCC

CIFOR -3 days ago

How much blue carbon loss and recovery following land-use change?

How much blue carbon loss and recovery following land-use change? Comparing global systematic review and field assessments from Indonesian Papua mangroves The coastal mangrove forest is one of the blue carbon ecosystems and most efficient carbon sink ecosystems on earth. However, these carbon-dense wetlands are currently under pressure from major land-use and land-cover changes (LULCCs), wh...

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Forests & SDGs

IISD -3 days ago

UNDP, GEF Project to Advance SDGs, Climate Goals in Guinea Through Improved Monitoring

The project will install more than 100 meteorological and hydrological stations, and data captured will feed into information and forecasts to inform policymakers, government officials and farmers. The project will feed into national and global priorities, including Guinea’s intended Nationally Determined Contribution. The GEF’s LDCF and the UNDP are providing USD 5.35 million for the project....

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reThinkWood

timberbiz -3 days ago

CLT and mass timber products show green credentials

Those close to the forest products supply chain have watched with great interest as the cross-laminated timber (CLT) and “mass timber” building products industry has exploded over the last decade. The free market has ultimately driven the remarkable growth of the industry, which is helping the “green” movement to reassess the benefits of wood as well. Sources: Forest2Market, Timberbiz T...

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Wildfires

The Guardian -10 hours ago

Amazon rainforest fires: Macron calls for 'international crisis' to lead G7 discussions

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro lashes out at ‘sensationalist’ comments saying they were for ‘personal political gain’France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, has said the fires in the Amazon are an “international crisis” and called for them to be top of the agenda at the G7 summit, prompting a furious response from Brazil’s leader.“Our house is burning. Literally,” Macron tweeted, addin...

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Wetlands

CIFOR -3 days ago

How much blue carbon loss and recovery following land-use change?

How much blue carbon loss and recovery following land-use change? Comparing global systematic review and field assessments from Indonesian Papua mangroves The coastal mangrove forest is one of the blue carbon ecosystems and most efficient carbon sink ecosystems on earth. However, these carbon-dense wetlands are currently under pressure from major land-use and land-cover changes (LULCCs), wh...

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Forest & Food Security

CBD -2 days ago

Experts discuss food security from oceans

The world will have an additional 2 billion people to feed over the next 30 years-and doing that without decimating the planet's resources will require exploring as many options as possible....

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