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USFS -5 days ago

Granite Gulch Fire

The lightning-caused Granite Gulch Fire was reported July 28, 2019 in a remote part of the Eagle Cap Wilderness within the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. The wildfire was successfully managed to restore natural resources within the Eagle Cap Wilderness....

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WRI -9 hours ago

There’s No Time, or Food, to Waste

There’s No Time, or Food, to Waste Comments|Add Comment|PrintTo feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050, we need large-scale reductions in food loss and waste. Photo: iStock How can the world nutritiously feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050, in a way that supports rural development and tackles cli...

Mongabay -12 hours ago

Safer at sea: The unexpected benefit of traceability for small-scale fishers

GENERAL SANTOS, Philippines — The first time Maylene Bibat saw the green dot on her tablet marking the location of her husband’s boat, she was thrilled. “I instantly felt less worried,” said the mother of three. “It was like knowing that he was safe.” For years, Maylene had to wait anxio...

FAO -12 hours ago

Helping countries better monitor and report on forest and land-use under the Paris Climate Agreement

FAO today launched a new $7.1 million project supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to make forest data more accessible, transparent and available, and, in particular, help developing countries to meet the Paris Climate Agreement's enhanced transparency requirements....

Mongabay -12 hours ago

Brazil’s ‘coconut breakers’ feel the squeeze of Cerrado development

400,000 rural women are guardians to 25 million hectares of babassu palm forest where the Brazilian Amazon meets the Cerrado savanna, but industrial agribusiness is moving in....

The Guardian -13 hours ago

'We depend on the Tongass': Alaskans fight to save US’s largest national forest

Tribal leaders to testify before Congress in battle against Trump administration’s assault on environmental protectionsTribal leaders, fishermen and environmentalists from Alaska will testify before Congress on Wednesday in a bid to save America’s biggest national forest – the latest battle ag...

The Guardian -14 hours ago

Country diary: the sounds of winter are building on the marshes

Pulborough Brooks, West Sussex: The grey sky is busy with birds, while across the heathland silver birches appear goldenThe low cloud has lifted from the trees on the hill. Across the heathland below, the young silver birches light up gold and green. Passing through a gate, I exchange the grey sand ...

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Forests and Climate Change

WRI -9 hours ago

There’s No Time, or Food, to Waste

There’s No Time, or Food, to Waste Comments|Add Comment|PrintTo feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050, we need large-scale reductions in food loss and waste. Photo: iStock How can the world nutritiously feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050, in a way that supports rural development and tackles climate change? This is one of the great challenges of the first half of this century. The World Resour...

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Climate Change Adaptation

WRI -6 days ago

Uganda’s Coffee Farmers Show There’s No One-Size-Fits-All Solution for Climate Change Adaptation

Uganda’s Coffee Farmers Show There’s No One-Size-Fits-All Solution for Climate Change Adaptation Comments|Add Comment|PrintA coffee and banana farmer in Kapchorwa, in eastern Uganda. Photo by James Anderson/WRI Rainy season arrives at the same time in the lowlands of central Uganda and the country’s eastern highlands. Both regions grow coffee. And coffee farmers in both locations worry about...

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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

Elsevier -15 hours ago

The influence of prescribed fire on wild turkeys in the Southeastern United States: A review and synthesis

Publication date: 1 January 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 455Author(s): Gregory T. Wann, James A. Martin, Michael J. ChamberlainAbstractThe pine-grassland ecosystems once prevalent in the Southeastern United States were dependent on frequent fire events to maintain plant communities and avoid succession to hardwood and shrub-dominant communities. The use of prescribed fire has ...

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IPCC

timberbiz -19 hours ago

AFPA says Labor decision at odds with Labor policy

Victorian communities and families will be reeling after the devastating news that the Andrews Government will close down the state’s native forestry industries by 2030. The move will see the loss of thousands of jobs and the withdrawal of key investment in many regional and rural centres across the state. Source: Timberbiz Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Associati...

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Forests & SDGs

WRI -6 days ago

6 Barriers to Protecting and Restoring Forests – and Strategies to Overcome Them

6 Barriers to Protecting and Restoring Forests – and Strategies to Overcome Them Comments|Add Comment|PrintCongo Basin, home to rare species including gorillas and forest elephants. Photo by Molly Bergen/WCS, WWF, WRI Forests help stabilize the climate and provide many contributions to Sustainable Development Goals. And we have quite a bit of evidence about what policies and strategies are effec...

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reThinkWood

timberbiz -6 days ago

New book shows how EU can reduce emissions

The European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI Bois) is calling on politicians to put wood at the centre of plans to reduce emissions and achieve zero carbon targets. CEI Bois has released a new publication, Wood: Building the Bioeconomy, which shows how the EU can reduce emissions by using low carbon, renewable, biological alternatives such as timber over high carbon materials suc...

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Wildfires

Mongabay -7 days ago

Makers of Oreos, KitKats among brands linked to Indonesia forest fires

JAKARTA — The makers of Oreo cookies and KitKat chocolate bars are among the companies getting some of their palm oil from producers linked to the fires that have razed large swaths of land in Indonesia, a new report says. The fires, started mostly to clear land for planting, have burned 8,578 square kilometers (3,304 […]...

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Wetlands

USFS -5 days ago

Nitrogen cycling responses to simulated emerald ash borer infestation in Fraxinus nigra-dominated wetlands

Understanding short- and long-term responses of forest nutrient cycling to disturbance is vital to predicting future forest function. Mortality of ash trees (Fraxinus spp.) due to emerald ash borer [EAB, Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)] invasion is likely to alter ecosystem processes within infested stands throughout North America. In particular, the loss of Fraxinus nigra (black ash...

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Forest & Food Security

Elsevier -6 days ago

Improving science-policy interface: Lessons from the policy lab methodology in Nepal's community forest governance

Publication date: Available online 6 November 2019Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): Hemant Ojha, Udeep Regmi, Krishna K. Shrestha, Naya Sharma Paudel, Swoyambhu Man Amatya, Anthony B. Zwi, Ian Nuberg, Edwin Cedamon, Mani R. BanjadeAbstractWhether and how science can improve public policy is a highly contested topic in both the scholarly domains and the world of policy and practice. The...

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