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Mongabay -2 days ago

Palm oil supplier to PepsiCo, Mars, and Hershey resumes deforesting in Indonesia

A palm oil supplier to PepsiCo, Mars, Hershey and Johnson & Johnson has resumed clearing intact forest in West Papua, Indonesia, despite pressure by other major companies, many of which have since severed ties with the producer. The deforestation triggered a series of automatic alerts by Global Forest Watch, a satellite monitoring system operated by […]


Mongabay -19 hours ago

RSPO adopts total ban on deforestation under sweeping new standards

JAKARTA — The world’s leading certification body for ethically sourced palm oil has ordered a total ban on deforestation by its members, amid growing pressure from both companies and consumers. Members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) voted overwhelmingly in favor of the ban at t...

What Wood -19 hours ago

The largest enterprise for the production of cellulose could be visited in a few minutes

In St. Petersburg the international exhibition Pap-For continues to work. Pap-For is the largest event of the pulp and paper industry in Eastern Europe. At the stands manufacturers of equipment and materials present cutting-edge innovations in the pulp and paper industry to the visitors. In a few mi...

Mongabay -20 hours ago

Peru shares its fisheries surveillance data with the world

LIMA, Peru — On Oct. 25, the Peruvian government made public its satellite surveillance data on 1,300 commercial fishing vessels plying Peru’s waters via the open-access platform Global Fishing Watch. Only the Peruvian government and companies in the fishing sector had access to the data previou...

Tree Aid -20 hours ago

Shea: the little nut that makes a big difference

It’s no exaggeration to say that shea trees are vital to Burkina Faso. In the West African nation, this humble native species provides local people with a cornucopia of essentials: food, fuel, fodder for livestock, medicinal products and building materials, as well as precious saleable commodities...

Mongabay -20 hours ago

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, November 16, 2018

Tropical forests The biggest flooring retailer in the United States is buying from a Brazilian firm that sells illegally harvested tropical timber, according to a new investigation (Timber Leaks). Wildlife face a gantlet on a Brazilian highway (The New York Times). Wood for construction related to t...

Mongabay -21 hours ago

Latam Eco Review: Rampant roadkill and shrinking seaweed stocks

The top stories from our Spanish-language service, Mongabay Latam, investigated Colombia’s roadkill rates; Chile’s marine forests; and Chinese energy projects in Ecuador. Mammals pay highest toll on Colombia’s highways Plans to double Colombia’s highway network by 2035 represent a major thre...

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Forests and Climate Change

Springer -just now

Local tree knowledge can fast-track agroforestry recommendations for coffee smallholders along a climate gradient in Mount Elgon, Uganda

Abstract Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica) is economically important for many smallholder farmers in the Mount Elgon region of East Uganda, but its production is increasingly threatened by climate change. However, ecosystem services (ES) provided by companion trees in coffee agroforestry systems (AFS) can help farmers adapt to climate change. The objectives of this research were ...

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Climate Change Adaptation

Springer -just now

Correction to: Casein kinase 2 α and β subunits inversely modulate ABA signal output in Arabidopsis protoplasts

The article Casein kinase 2 α and β subunits inversely modulate ABA signal output in Arabidopsis protoplasts, written by Yukari Nagatoshi, Miki Fujita, and Yasunari Fujita, was originally published electronically on the publisher’s internet portal (currently SpringerLink) on 24 May 2018 without open access. With the author(s)’ decision to opt for Open Choice the copyright of the article cha...

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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

WRI -yesterday

Local Communities Restore Two of Indonesia's Most Threatened National Parks

Local Communities Restore Two of Indonesia's Most Threatened National Parks Comments|Add Comment|PrintSatrio Adi Wicaksono (WRI), Wiratno (Director General for Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation), and Khouni Lomban Rawung (Ambassador for Celebes crested macaque conservation), at the National Conservation Day Celebration. Credit: WRI Indonesia This blog is part of the "Taking Root" s...

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Forests & SDGs

IISD -2 days ago

Government Initiative Aims to Increase Support for Sustainable Forest Management

The ‘Vancouver Invitation on Forest Products for a Better Future’ calls for recognizing and promoting the value of sustainably produced wood products as “environmentally friendly materials with which to build the future”. The Invitation states that forests and their sustainable management can have a “positive impact on most if not all SDGs,” and describes the contribution of forests to...

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timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Best social housing award to Scottish CLT apartments

CCG’s recently completed Ellerslie Road development won the Best Social Housing category at the 2018 Structural Timber Awards in the UK. Source: Timberbiz The seven storey building is built entirely from PEFCTM certifield CLT by Stora Enso and is Scotland’s tallest timber building. It is also Scotland’s first multi-storey domestic CLT building and the Building Warrant approval has se...

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timberbiz -2 days ago

California wildfires are no fault of forestry say experts

Both nature and humans share blame for California’s devastating wildfires, but forest management did not play a major role, despite President Donald Trump’s claims, fire scientists say. Nature provides the dangerous winds that have whipped the fires, and human-caused climate change over the long haul is killing and drying the shrubs and trees that provide the fuel, experts say. S...

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timberbiz -4 days ago

Kauri exports swamped by Supreme Court decision

New Zealand’s Supreme Court has ruled it is unlawful to export slabs of kauri as tabletops. For years, the Ministry for Primary Industries has allowed the controversial exports, maintaining they met the definition of finished or manufactured objects set out in the Forests Act. Source: Radio New Zealand The Northland Environmental Protection Society (NEPS) has challenged that view in the Hi...

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Forest & Food Security

CBD -4 weeks ago

Dubai environment summit told rapid regional growth has come at huge cost

Rapid economic growth in the UAE and across Asia has come at a huge environmental cost and degradation to biodiversity, experts have said at a UN conference in Dubai. The forum heard how biodiversity, the planet's essential variety of life forms, is declining every day and endangering economies, livelihoods, food security and the quality of life of people everywhere....

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Forests & Invasive Pests, Plants, & Diseases

CBD -1 week ago

South Africa's Invasive Species Guzzle Water and Harm the Financial system

The country's pioneering first report on its biological invaders paints a dire picture for resources and biodiversity.South Africa is losing its battle against biological invaders, according to the first attempt by the government to comprehensively assess the status of the country's alien species....

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