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What Wood -6 days ago

Russia: the strongest decline in exports of logs since 2008 continues

In 2017, the Russian Government introduced quotas and imposed duties on exports of roundwood of Far Eastern species (Government Decrees No. 1521 and No. 1520 dated December 12, 2017). Tariff quotas were introduced for Yezo spruce, Khingan fir, and Daurian larch, mainly growing in the Far East in the total volume of 4 million m3 per […]...

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Mongabay -14 hours ago

On anniversary of nun’s murder Amazon land rights activists at high risk

The murder of Sister Dorothy in 2005, and resulting international outrage, helped curb violence in Brazil for a time, but crimes against landless peasants and activists are on the rise....

ScienceDaily -15 hours ago

Thinning, prescribed burns protected forests during the massive Carlton Complex wildfire

In the first major study following the devastating 2014 Carlton Complex fire in north central Washington, researchers from the University of Washington and US Forest Service found that previous tree thinning and prescribed burns helped forests survive the fire....

WRI -15 hours ago

Guidance for Calculating Water Use Embedded in Purchased Electricity

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CIFOR -15 hours ago

Religious and Indigenous leaders in Indonesia unite to protect forests

Must reach people through values and ethics to end deforestation, U.N. says...

ScienceDaily -19 hours ago

Eco-friendly biodiesel from palm oil?

Vegetable oil biofuels are increasingly used as an alternative to fossil fuels despite the growing controversy regarding their sustainability. In a study, researchers investigated the effect of palm-oil biodiesel on greenhouse gases for the entire life cycle. They found that using palm oil from firs...

Mongabay -21 hours ago

‘Intense’ human pressure is widespread among terrestrial vertebrates, study finds

A new study assessing the cumulative impacts of human activities on wildlife found that the vast majority of terrestrial species are facing “intense” pressure due to humanity’s footprint across the globe. A research team led by Christropher O’Bryan of Australia’s University of Queensland l...

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Forests and Climate Change

EFI -13 hours ago

The future of forests managed for multiple services in Europe

Where are we heading towards and what can we expect from the “European Green Deal”? (Chair: Georg Winkel) Plenary Eva Müller (BMEL) Luc Bas (IUCN European Regional Office) Bernhard Budil (Austrian “Land- und Forstbetriebe”) Mads Jensen (Danish Nature Agency/Integrate Network Chair) Humberto Delgado-Rosa (DG Environment) Scientific interventions by: Gert-Jan Nabuurs (Wageningen ...

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Climate Change Adaptation

Elsevier -17 hours ago

Microclimatic refugia in riparian woodland: A climate change adaptation strategy

Publication date: 15 April 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 462Author(s): Christopher J. Ellis...

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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

EFI -13 hours ago

The drivers & outcomes of forest management approaches for multiple services

Rxploring distinct research perspectives Eva Primmer (Research Director, Professor, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE): A political science perspective to how forest governance addresses the controversies of preservation, sustainable use and restoration Jette Bredahl Jacobsen (Professor, Copenhagen University): An economic perspective of drivers & outcomes of forest management approa...

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IPCC

CBD -4 days ago

52nd session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

I am honoured to address you today at the 52nd session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) because the IPCC has been, without a doubt, an incredible, positive scientific force in laying out the scale and consequences of climate change and what we must to do lessen the threat it poses to humanity and the planet....

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Forests & SDGs

CBD -3 days ago

What will it cost to save the earth's oceans?

In 2015, 193 countries agreed on 17 global objectives for ending poverty and protecting the environment by 2030. These Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) included SDG 14, to "conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development."...

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reThinkWood

timberbiz -2 days ago

Ledinek makes largest planer for glulam

Ledinek engineering has built and delivered the largest planer for glulam in its history. The maximum planing width is 3.000 mm and the planing height goes up to 610 mm. Source: Timberbiz This means that both very wide and curved object beams can be planed. Block gluing for columns can be planed up to a height of 610 mm. Ledinek would not say for which company the machinery was designed and commis...

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Wildfires

ScienceDaily -4 days ago

Forest 'duff' must be considered in controlled burning to avoid damaging trees

Many decades of forest fire prevention and suppression has resulted in a thick buildup of organic matter on the forest floor in many regions of the United States, according to a researcher, whose new study suggests that the peculiar way that these layers burn should be considered in plans for controlled burns....

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Wetlands

CBD -7 days ago

We must prioritize the protection of ecosystems

Prioritising and tracking the protection of countries' ecosystems-from wetlands to reefs, forests and more-is critical to protecting Earth's biodiversity....

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Forest & Food Security

Tree Aid -2 days ago

Our Impact: 2018-19

2018-19 was another record-breaking year for TREE AID, with 1,734,344 trees planted and almost half a million regenerated. As well as improving the environment, soil fertility and acting as a carbon sink, these trees will help transform the lives of people living in poverty in Africa's drylands. We also helped nearly half a million people across Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali and Niger thro...

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