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SMY -3 days ago

Harvesters may explode the volume of data from forests

New technology and big data open up new opportunities for forest harvesting entrepreneurs, allowing them to provide services for a […]

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WRI -8 hours ago

Here Comes the Sun: Residential Consumers’ Experience with Rooftop Solar PV in Five Indian Cities

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Mongabay -8 hours ago

COP24: summit a step forward, but fails to address climate urgency

Poland climate meeting addressed some issues, including Paris rulebook, but fell far short. UN’s António Guterres to convene special September climate action meeting in New York....

Mongabay -9 hours ago

Purus-Madeira: Amazon parks and extraordinary biodiversity at risk now

Brazil created 11 conservation units to protect the Amazon’s Purus-Madeira moist forest from development due to the BR-319 highway, but to date the preserves mostly exist only on paper....

Mongabay -9 hours ago

Pumas engineer their environment, providing habitat for other species

New research suggests that mountain lions in the western United States play an outsize role in changing their surroundings, leading the authors of the study to suggest that the big cats are “ecosystem engineers.” In a study published online Nov. 30 in the journal Oecologia, biologist Mark Elbroc...

Mongabay -10 hours ago

Indigenous peoples denounce ongoing land rights violations in Ecuador

Indigenous people in Ecuador say their territorial rights are being systematically violated, according to a top United Nations official. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the U.N.’s special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, is urging the Ecuadoran government to form a “truly plurinational and...

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Forests and Climate Change

UN-REDD Programme -10 hours ago

Homegardens: Looking back at tradition for a greener future in Sri Lanka

Homegardens in Sri Lanka are among the oldest land use activity, next to shifting cultivation. The construction of a house and its surroundings, including the homegarden, termed as “vasthu”, date back to a period of 6,000 years, and became more common after the introduction of Buddhism to the country in 247 B.C. Homegardens are defined as a sustainable land use system that combines agrofores...

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Climate Change Adaptation

INBAR -3 days ago

INBAR at COP24 in Katowice

INBAR Director General Dr. Hans Friederich explains why INBAR is at COP24 in Kotowice, Poland, what bamboo and rattan have to do with climate change, and what INBAR's role has been at the conference. The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation, or INBAR, is an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to promoting the use of bamboo and rattan for inclusive, green development. We research and ...

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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

USFS -2 days ago

Multispecies mesocarnivore monitoring: USDA Forest Service multiregional monitoring approach

Small- to mid-sized forest carnivores, also known as mesocarnivores, are an important part of the animal community within national forests. Many forest mesocarnivores are of conservation concern and are listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), have been petitioned for listing under the ESA multiple times, or have designations within the Forest Service that warrant...

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reThinkWood

What Wood -1 week ago

The Governor of the Vologda region and the President of Segezha Group discussed the prospects of construction of CLT-plant in Sokol

By 2020, Segezha Group will create a new enterprise for the production of CLT panels in the Sokolsky district of the Vologda region. The prospects of launching a new production of exclusive construction material for wooden housing construction on the basis of the Sokolsky woodworking plant on December 05 were discussed at a working meeting […]...

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Wildfires

timberbiz -5 days ago

Increases in notified areas of final felling in Sweden

In Sweden, the notified area of final felling increased by 18% and amounted to 34,369 hectares in November, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest monthly statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency. It is the highest monthly recorded data for November since 2007 in the whole country. Source: Timberbiz The notified area of final felling increased in all regions. In the regio...

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Wetlands

USFS -5 days ago

Ecohydrological processes explain urban dry island effects in a wet region, southern China

Conversion of agricultural lands to urban uses affects regional and global climate not only through the release of greenhouse gases but also through altering land surface physical processes such as energy and water balances. Most existing studies on the meteorological impacts of urbanization focus on urban heat island effects with little attention on its impacts of atmospheric humidity, a key vari...

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Forest & Food Security

UN-REDD Programme -10 hours ago

Homegardens: Looking back at tradition for a greener future in Sri Lanka

Homegardens in Sri Lanka are among the oldest land use activity, next to shifting cultivation. The construction of a house and its surroundings, including the homegarden, termed as “vasthu”, date back to a period of 6,000 years, and became more common after the introduction of Buddhism to the country in 247 B.C. Homegardens are defined as a sustainable land use system that combines agrofores...

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Forests & Invasive Pests, Plants, & Diseases

IUCN -5 days ago

Do non-native species count as biodiversity?

There have been calls for biodiversity and ecosystem assessments to count non-native species as well as their native counterparts as positively contributing to biological diversity. Daniel Simberloff, Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Tennessee and member of the Invasive Species Specialist Group of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission, explains why this appro...

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