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Mongabay -2 days ago

‘A green desert’: Mammals take a hit in Colombia’s oil palm plantations

As oil palm plantations expand across the world, razing swaths of tropical rainforests in their path, fears about their impact on the environment have also grown. In the plantations of Colombia, a new study has found yet another way they are altering global biodiversity: by impacting the diversity of mammals. “Some species do very well” […]...

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WRI -just now

LTS Tracker Gives Preview of Countries’ Long-term Strategies Before UNSG Climate Action Summit

LTS Tracker Gives Preview of Countries’ Long-term Strategies Before UNSG Climate Action Summit Comments|Add Comment|PrintFires in the Amazon rainforest, August 2019. Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/flickr td { padding:10px; border-right:1px solid white; vertical-align: middle; } td {...

timberbiz -2 hours ago

Paper cups recycled into chipboard and paper

Stora Enso has conducted a trial with Fiskeby Board in Sweden to explore possibilities to recycle used paper cups into white-lined chipboard (WLC). The trials confirmed that paper cups can be utilized as valuable raw material to produce WLC board without any investments or changes to the process con...

timberbiz -2 hours ago

John Deere extends warranty for hybrid wheel loader

John Deere is extending the 8 year/ 20,000-hour power electronic components warranty on its 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader. The warranty supports John Deere’s commitment to the durability and reliability of its popular 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader, which was recently named as a finalist for the Diesel Pr...

timberbiz -2 hours ago

Metsa kicks off apprenticeship training

Metsä Group is again kicking off apprenticeship training in its production units across Finland. The company is looking for some 50 people with vocational training, who will gain a qualification for versatile and responsible production tasks at Metsä Group’s mills during their 18-month apprentic...

timberbiz -2 hours ago

Portsea Clubhouse rebuilt for a new generation

In 1960, the original Portsea Surf Life Saving Clubhouse in Victoria was constructed from a packing crate. Now, more than 60 years later, it has been transformed into a once-in a generation clubhouse. Situated right along the beach, this $9 million project required a full demolition and rebuild that...

timberbiz -2 hours ago

BJ Ball on the ball with Kiwi designers

One of Australasia’s largest distributors of printable materials and consumables, BJ Ball, is meeting with kiwi design students to ensure the next generation of designers can see the forests for the trees. Source: Timberbiz Dually certified as PEFC and FSC ‘chain of custody’, BJ Ball has bee...

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Forests and Climate Change

ScienceDaily -yesterday

Researchers see need for action on forest fire risk

How do humans affect forest fires? An international team of researchers has now shown for a region in north-eastern Poland that forest fires increasingly occurred there after the end of the 18th century with the change to organized forestry. The increased number of fires subsequently made it necessary to manage and maintain the forests differently. In the wake of climate change, the researchers su...

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Climate Change Adaptation

USFS -4 days ago

Initiating climate adaptation in a western larch forest

Western larch forests are iconic in the interior northwest, and here we document the preemptive steps that scientists and managers are taking to steward these forests into the future. Changing climate is forecast to have acute and chronic impacts on growth and disturbance in western larch forests. A group of scientists and managers in the northern Rocky Mountains have teamed up with the Adaptive S...

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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

USFS -yesterday

Effects of fertilizer on media chemistry and red-flowering current seedling growth using a subirrigation system

Water conservation in nursery systems is an ever-increasing focus, yet there is relatively little guidance for growers producing seedlings intended for restoration regarding how practices such as subirrigation influence plant growth in the nursery and after outplanting. Our study investigated red-flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum Pursh) seedling development and early field performance using diff...

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IPCC

Springer -1 week ago

The relevance of using in situ carbon and nitrogen data and satellite images to assess aboveground carbon and nitrogen stocks for supporting national REDD + programmes in Africa

Abstract Background To reduce the uncertainty in estimates of carbon emissions resulting from deforestation and forest degradation, better information on the carbon density per land use/land cover (LULC) class and in situ carbon and nitrogen data is needed. This allows a better representation of the spatial distribution of carbon and...

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Forests & SDGs

IISD -24 hours ago

UNCCD’s Global Mechanism Reflects on LDN Target Setting, Recommends Transformative Action

The UNCCD Global Mechanism report describes support to help over 120 countries identify land degradation drivers and trends, define a land degradation baseline, and establish LDN targets. The report identifies a need for countries to better connect the ways that LDN targets can contribute to progress across the SDGs. It recommends developing transformative LDN programmes and projects to help count...

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RELADEFA -2 days ago

¿CÓMO DEFORESTAR Y NO IR A LA CÁRCEL? LAS AUTORIZACIONES DE CAMBIO DE USO Y DESBOSQUE EN EL PERÚ - Che Piu

¿Cómo deforestar y no ir a la cárcel? Las autorizaciones de cambio de uso y desbosque en el Perú.Hugo Che Piu DezaPresidente de DARMiembro de la RELADEFAAhora que estamos todos preocupados por las quemas y los incendios forestales en la Amazonía, solemos pensar que está prohibido deforestar, es decir, eliminar la cobertura forestal de un bosque natural. Sin embargo, el marco legal peruano si...

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Wildfires

Mongabay -24 hours ago

‘We’ve been negligent,’ Indonesia’s president says as fire crisis deepens

JAKARTA — Indonesia’s president has admitted negligence on the part of the government, as top officials engage in a blame game amid the worst spate of forest fires since 2015 that’s sending clouds of toxic haze across large swaths of the country and abroad. This year’s fires, most of them set deliberately to clear land […]...

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Wetlands

USFS -yesterday

Hydrogeomorphic controls on soil carbon composition in two classes of subalpine wetlands

Wetlands play a vital role in terrestrial carbon (C) sequestration, but the sensitivity of their C stocks to disturbance remains uncertain, requiring enhanced understanding of the processes that govern C storage and removal. The unique conditions in wetlands from different hydrogeomorphic (HGM) classes likely regulate the cycling, storage and vulnerabilities of wetland soil C stocks. To determine ...

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Forest & Food Security

IISD -7 days ago

Event: Seventeenth Regular Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment

The Seventeenth regular session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) aims to provide advocacy for environmental protection in Africa and ensure that basic human needs are met adequately and in a sustainable manner. AMCEN also supports the realization of social and economic development, including agricultural activities and practices that meet the food security need...

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