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timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Asia-Pacific Forestry Week – certification leads to empowerment

Empowering communities, managing landscapes and lifting millions from poverty are among key benefits underpinning PEFC forest certification. Speaking at the Asia-Pacific Forestry Week (APFW2019) in South Korea, PEFC International CEO, Ben Gunneberg challenged participants to celebrate the values underpinned by PEFC forest certification. Source: Timberbiz “These are the direct, known benefits. But it is the lesser known, indirect benefits of forest certification which contribute to ou...

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NYT -16 hours ago

The Lessons of a Hideous Forest

The insistence of wild growth at Fresh Kills Landfill should make us rethink nature....

What Wood -16 hours ago

Arkhangelsk PPM once again proved its high climate resilience rating according to CDP scoring

Arkhangelsk PPM, JSC once again proved its high climate resilience rating according to CDP scoring (an international project on the disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions). On the basis of independent evaluation of the submitted report, APPM got a “C” score that corresponds to the world average....

NGP -24 hours ago

Towards Large-Scale Commercial Investment in African Forestry

The overall purpose of the study is to assist the African Development Bank (AfDB) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Kenya in evaluating and designing alternative private funding models for commercial forestry in Africa with a view to ultimately establishing, or aiding the establishment of, a spec...

Mongabay -2 days ago

June 2019 was the hottest month on record: NOAA

June 2019 was the hottest month recorded in the 140 years since the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) began collecting global temperature data, the agency announced yesterday. Global land and ocean surface temperatures were 1.71 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century avera...

Mongabay -2 days ago

June 2019 was the hottest on record: NOAA

June 2019 was the hottest recorded in the 140 years since the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) began collecting global temperature data, the agency announced yesterday. Global land and ocean surface temperatures were 1.71 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average of ...

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Forests and Climate Change

Springer -just now

The utility of farmer ranking of tree attributes for selecting companion trees in coffee production systems

Abstract There is increasing interest in the potential of agroforestry to improve the productivity and sustainability of coffee production, but designing management options is knowledge intensive. Tree-crop interactions and the biophysical and socio-economic factors influencing farmers’ decision-making about companion trees are complex and context-specific but fine scale data...

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Climate Change Adaptation

USFS -1 week ago

Changing river ice seasonality and impacts on Interior Alaskan communities

Subsistence harvesters in high latitudes rely on frozen rivers for winter access to local resources. During recent decades, interior Alaskan residents have observed changes in river ice regimes that are significant hindrances to travel and subsistence practices. We used remote sensing in combination with local observations to examine changes in seasonality of river breakup and freeze-up and to ass...

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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

Elsevier -19 hours ago

Breeding bird response to season of burn in an upland hardwood forest

Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 449Author(s): Cathryn H. Greenberg, Tara L. Keyser, W. Henry McNab, Patrick ScottAbstractUpland hardwood forest managers are increasingly burning during the growing-season in hopes of improving wildlife habitat and attaining or accelerating other restoration goals, highlighting the need for research addressing how season...

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Forests & SDGs

NGP -2 days ago

Forest Sector SDG Roadmap

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reThinkWood

What Wood -2 days ago

Segezha Group and Etalon Group initiated testing of CLT panels for making changes in building regulations

Segezha Group and Etalon Group (part of AFK ”Sistema”) initiated the process of finalizing the existing Russian standards for approval in the construction of administrative buildings and apartment buildings with the use of wooden structures, as well as the launch of full-scale testing procedures for these structures. “In general, wooden structures, including CLT, have a […]...

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Wildfires

timberbiz -3 days ago

Vietnam timber exports to reach $11b

Việt Nam’s export of timber and wood products is expected to reach US$11 billion this year, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Xuân Cường. Mr Cường said export value reached $5.23 billion in the first half of this year, up 20% compared with the same period in 2018.  Source: Viet Nam News “The increase of exports of timber and wood products have contrib...

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Wetlands

USFS -1 week ago

Mapping black ash dominated stands using geospatial and forest inventory data in northern Minnesota, USA

Emerald ash borer (EAB; Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, 1888) has been a persistent disturbance for ash forests in the United States since 2002. Of particular concern is the impact that EAB will have on the ecosystem functioning of wetlands dominated by black ash (Fraxinus nigra Marsh.). In preparation, forest managers need reliable and complete maps of black ash dominated stands. Traditionally, fo...

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Forest & Food Security

WRI -2 days ago

Canada Is Joining an International Agreement to Close Ports to Illegal Fishers. It's a Big Deal for Global Food Security

Canada Is Joining an International Agreement to Close Ports to Illegal Fishers. It's a Big Deal for Global Food Security Comments|Add Comment|PrintA vessel suspected of illegal fishing. Wikimedia/US Navy Canada announced today that they are the latest country to ratify the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's Agreement on Port State Measures, officially closing their ports to illegal fisher...

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Forests & Invasive Pests, Plants, & Diseases

Mongabay -2 days ago

Conservation tech prize with invasive species focus announces finalists

The Con X Tech Prize just announced its second round will be funding 20 finalists each with $3,500 to create their first prototypes. Some 150 teams submitted ideas that use technology to address a conservation challenge. The 20 winners of this first stage of the competition will also compete for a grand prize of $20,000, […]...

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