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CIFOR -3 days ago

Working in times of COVID-19: An unfailing commitment to forested landscapes

Some offices and hubs have partially and cautiously re-opened, but the majority of our colleagues – both staff and consultants – are working remotely. The post Working in times of COVID-19: An unfailing commitment to forested landscapes appeared first on CIFOR....

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NYT -51 minutes ago

Trump Administration To Announce Plan to Open Tongass Forest to Logging

The effort to open the Alaskan wilderness area, the nation’s largest national forest, has been in the works for about two years....

IISD -17 hours ago

Cuba’s 2020 NDC Update Prioritizes Energy, Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use Sectors

The updated NDC outlines adaptation and mitigation measures in priority sectors. Cuba reiterates the voluntary and non-prescriptive nature of the NDCs, to be assessed in the context of the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and the country’s sustainable development goals. Cuba...

Forest Sweden -17 hours ago

Metsä Fibre and ANDRITZ sign preliminary agreement on advanced wood raw material processing equipment

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, and ANDRITZ signed a preliminary agreement on wood raw material reception and feed equipment for the Kemi bioproduct mill. The delivery includes two automated overhead cranes, as well as their installation and commissioning. This type of fully autonomous, AI-based...

Forest Sweden -17 hours ago

Stora Enso starts the production of new-generation formed fiber products free from plastic and PFAS

Stora Enso has started the production of formed fiber food service products at Hylte Mill in Sweden. The production ramp-up follows the investment announced in 2019 and enables the manufacture of products that are renewable, recyclable and biodegradable. The PureFiberTM by Stora Enso eco-product ran...

ScienceDaily -19 hours ago

Driven by climate, more frequent, severe wildfires in Cascade Range reshape forests

New research found that while the increased wildfire activity is causing widespread changes in the structure and composition of these mid-to-high elevation forests, the new landscapes are also likely more resilient to projected upward trends in future fire activity and climate conditions....

Mongabay -20 hours ago

When the Amazon burns, what happens to its biodiversity?

The number of fires burning in standing Amazon rainforest spiked dramatically in recent weeks, threatening the forest’s biodiversity — a richness of flora and fauna not adapted to withstand the flames. Of all major fires detected in the Amazon this year, 43% were in standing forests, as of Sept ...

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Forests and Climate Change

USFS -2 days ago

Climate change impacts on hydrological services in southern California

Water availability is one of the most critical issues facing southern California. Consequently, the role and management of intact watersheds on public lands that supply water are paramount. We undertake the first regional study of climate impacts on hydrological services (runoff, recharge, and climatic water deficit) across the four national forests of southern California—the Angeles, Los Padres...

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Climate Change Adaptation

IISD -17 hours ago

Cuba’s 2020 NDC Update Prioritizes Energy, Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use Sectors

The updated NDC outlines adaptation and mitigation measures in priority sectors. Cuba reiterates the voluntary and non-prescriptive nature of the NDCs, to be assessed in the context of the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and the country’s sustainable development goals. Cuba joins a group of 13 countries to submit a 2020 NDC, together representing less than 4% of global GH...

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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

timberbiz -2 days ago

HP putting its ‘money where its mouth is’

Printer and printing solutions company HP has pledged to plant one million trees by the end of 2020 through a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation that supports World Economic Forum’s and American Forests’ initiative that serves as a global movement to conserve, restore and grow one trillion trees by 2030. Source: Timberbiz The pledge reaffirms HP’s ongoing commitment to restoring, prot...

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IPCC

USFS -2 weeks ago

The role of predictive model data in designing mangrove forest carbon programs

<p>Estimating baseline carbon stocks is a key step in designing forest carbon programs. While field inventories are resource-demanding, advances in predictive modeling are now providing globally coterminous datasets of carbon stocks at high spatial resolutions that may meet this data need. However, it remains unknown how well baseline carbon stock estimates derived from model data compare ag...

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Forests & SDGs

USFS -16 hours ago

SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals – Focus on Forest Finance and Partnerships

Successful attainment of SDG17 is essential for implementing the other 16 SDGs, all of which depend upon secure means of implementation and durable partnerships. Funding for forests from ODA and other sources has trended upwards since 2000, providing reason for cautious optimism. However, REDD+ finance is declining. Private sector investment remains important. The idea of impact investment, which ...

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reThinkWood

timberbiz -2 days ago

The largest CLT panel in the world

In Austria a timber construction is currently being built with a massive 650m2 cross laminated timber panel, which is a world record. TS3 technology makes it possible, this is a development by Timbatec together with the ETH Zurich and the Bern University of Applied Sciences. Source: Timberbiz TS3 technology is a quantum leap: it frees timber construction from its small structures and makes it a re...

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Wildfires

UN-REDD Programme -20 hours ago

Forest Fires

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Wetlands

USFS -2 days ago

Effect of simulated emerald ash borer infestation on nitrogen cycling in black ash (Fraxinus nigra) wetlands in northern Minnesota, USA

Black ash (Fraxinus nigra) wetlands are an important economic, cultural, and ecological resource in the northern Great Lake States, USA, and are threatened by the invasive insect, emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmmaire [EAB]). EAB-induced ash mortality can increase air temperatures, alter understory vegetation communities, and modify wetland hydrology by elevating the water table follow...

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Forest & Food Security

timberbiz -2 days ago

Bee aware of what proposed conversions of WA native forestry could cost

The WA State Government has been warned potential future conversion of Western Australia’s native forest to reserve or national park, would cost the state millions through lost production. Source: Timberbiz Representatives from of the Forest Industries Federation of WA and the Bee Industry Council of WA recently met with the Environment Minister Stephen Dawson’s senior policy advisors, to outl...

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