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FOREST EUROPE -2 days ago

How much would you pay for clean air

It is easy to set a price for timber or harvested food, but how do we value services that do not translate into material products? That ranges from breathing clean air and drinking clean water to healthy walks through the forest. Here to explore more is Markus Lier from the Natural Resources Institute Finland in interview with Irene Baños. Production: Jose Bolaños Video material: Anti Hamar/Moelven, Rosa Castañeda, Wise use of our forests: the integrative approach (Filmhaus Berlin), Patrick ...

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Mongabay -16 hours ago

Do we love elephants enough to let them live free? (commentary)

Elephants are always the prime attraction. In zoos, circuses, and safaris, elephants are the number one draw. They make an impression with their playfulness and intelligence, their docile nature despite extraordinary strength.  People feel a natural connection to elephants, which I think is from an...

Mongabay -16 hours ago

Cleaning up Cambodia’s kitchens could curb deforestation, climate change

Cambodians have long used charcoal to cook their food, with its use ingrained in the culture. Innovative entrepreneurs, using education and briquettes made from coconut shell and woody waste, are changing norms....

WRI -17 hours ago

How the Charcoal Industry Threatens DRC's Forests

How the Charcoal Industry Threatens DRC's Forests sadof.alexande… Tue, 06/22/2021 - 15:20 With over 155 million hectares of dense humid forests, the Congo Basin is the second largest tropical forest in the world after the Amazon. Much of this forest can be found within the Democ...

Mongabay -17 hours ago

In Brazil’s most Indigenous city, prejudice and diversity go hand in hand

In São Gabriel da Cachoeira, a municipality in northern Amazonas state, the traditions and culture of 32 ethnic groups are the hallmarks of a daily life rich in diversity. But even here, traditional peoples face discrimination....

WRI -18 hours ago

RELEASE: WRI, UNEP, GEF and Partners Launch Zero Carbon Building Accelerator

RELEASE: WRI, UNEP, GEF and Partners Launch Zero Carbon Building Accelerator mansie.hough@wri.org Tue, 06/22/2021 - 13:40 WASHINGTON (June 22, 2021) — Buildings are one of the largest contributors to climate change, accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related CO2 emissions. But they ...

The Guardian -19 hours ago

The real urban jungle: how ancient societies reimagined what cities could be

They may be vine-smothered ruins today, but the lost cities of the ancient tropics still have a lot to teach us about how to live alongside natureVisions of “lost cities” in the jungle have consumed western imaginations since Europeans first visited the tropics of Asia, Africa and the Americas. ...

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Forests and Climate Change

Elsevier -14 hours ago

Biomass of timber species in Central American secondary forests: Towards climate change mitigation through sustainable timber harvesting

Publication date: 15 September 2021Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 496Author(s): Maïri Souza Oliveira, Bryan Finegan, Fernando Casanoves, Diego Delgado, Norvin Sepulveda, Adriana Aguilar Porras, María Alejandra Chamorro, Jean Pierre Morales Aymerich, Marie Ange Ngo Bieng...

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Climate Change Adaptation

USFS -2 days ago

Contrasting the role of human- and lightning-caused wildfires on future fire regimes on a Central Oregon landscape

Climate change is expected to increase fire activity in many regions of the globe, but the relative role of human vs. lightning-caused ignitions on future fire regimes is unclear. We developed statistical models that account for the spatiotemporal ignition patterns by cause in the eastern slopes of the Cascades in Oregon, USA. Projected changes in energy release component from a suite of climate m...

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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

USFS -2 days ago

Importance of the daily light cycle in population���habitat relations: A simulation study

<p>Salmonids adaptively select when in the daily light cycle to feed, and they use different habitat at different times of day; however, the data and methods used to evaluate management actions like instream flows and restoration projects typically consider daytime only. Our new model, inSTREAM 7, lets us investigate how management decisions might change if we consider the full daily light c...

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IPCC

CBD -2 weeks ago

Tackling the Biodiversity and Climate Crises Together, and Their Combined Social Impacts

Global experts identify key options for solutions; First-ever collaboration between IPBES- and IPCC-selected scientists. Unprecedented changes in climate and biodiversity, driven by human activities, have combined and increasingly threaten nature, human lives, livelihoods and well-being around the world. Biodiversity loss and climate change are both driven by human economic activities and mutually...

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Forests & SDGs

ITTO -2 days ago

International Conference on Forest Education kicks off

22 June 2021, Rome: Today sees the start of the International Conference on Forest Education, a three-day event to shine a light on the important role forest education plays in maximizing the contributions of forests and trees to the Sustainable Development Goals and in overcoming the growing disconnection between people, nature and forests. More than a thousand experts are attending the conferen...

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reThinkWood

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

On the cusp of an epic launch for hardwood CLTP

CLTP Tasmania has officially launched the world’s first hardwood Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), along with its new brand – Cusp Building Solutions. The website www.cusp.com.au is now live ahead of a launch event, which is being held in Hobart on 29 June. Source: Timberbiz Cusp CLT is made from Tasmanian Plantation Oak (Eucalyptus Nitens) sourced from Responsible Wood certified sustainable plant...

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Wildfires

Global Forest Coalition -2 days ago

Alarm over costly and polluting conversion of Pego power station in Portugal

21 June 2021 — A coal power plant in Portugal that was supposed to be shut down could instead be converted into a biomass burning facility at great public expense, something activists say would harm communities and the climate. Pego’s main shareholder and its owners, Trustenergy, ENGIE and Marubeni, claim that it would burn “forest residues,” but a letter signed by over 60 organization...

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Wetlands

USFS -6 days ago

Evaluating the Untapped Potential of U.S. Conservation Investments to Improve Soil and Environmental Health

There is increasing enthusiasm around the concept of soil health, and as a result, new public and private initiatives are being developed to increase soil health-related practices on working lands in the United States. In addition, billions of U.S. public dollars are dedicated annually toward soil conservation programs, and yet, it is not well quantified how investment in conservation programs imp...

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Forest & Food Security

CIFOR -7 days ago

Launching the Agroecology TPP

The launch of the Agroecology Transformative Partnership Platform (TPP) on June 3, 2021 brought together more than 460 people from 56 countries. Participants discussed practical solutions for transitioning to healthier, more inclusive food systems that will work with nature, not against it. Initiated by the CGIAR research programme on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) and the French Republic...

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