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CIFOR -3 days ago

Scientists urge greater role for forests in policies on food security and nutrition

Forests, trees and agroforestry often undervalued ...

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The Guardian -15 hours ago

Finding the Mother Tree by Suzanne Simard review – a journey of passion and introspection

A root-and-branch study of the network that sustains our forests shows how all life is interconnectedOur relationship with the natural world is balanced on a knife-edge, which means our own lives, too, are facing an uncertain future. For the first time in history, we can draw from a compendium of sc...

The Guardian -18 hours ago

Colorado’s ‘rebel’ farmers – ‘I’d like to see industrial farming go extinct’

Jake Takiff is part of a trend towards ‘regenerative’ farming, a more environmentally and economically sustainable model of managing the landLast September, Jake Takiff, a farmer in Hotchkiss, Colorado, posted a photo of himself on Instagram standing next to a dead sow tied up by its hind feet.T...

Mongabay -2 days ago

Kenyan environmental tribunal protects open rangeland

An April 26 ruling against a licence for a commercial farm near Kenya’s Amboseli National Park will help to preserve free movement of both Maasai livestock herders and wildlife. The National Environment Tribunal’s dismissal of an appeal by KiliAvo Fresh Ltd confirms the importance of ecologi...

The Guardian -2 days ago

The young people taking their countries to court over climate inaction

Children and young adults around the world are demanding action from governments on global heating and the ecological crisisSofia Oliveira is one of six young Portuguese people who have filed a lawsuit against 33 countries with the European court of human rights, demanding that governments do more t...

The Guardian -2 days ago

The young people taking their countries to court over climate inaction

Children and young adults around the world are demanding action from governments on global heating and the ecological crisisSofia Oliveira is one of six young Portuguese people who have filed a lawsuit against 33 countries with the European court of human rights, demanding that governments do more t...

The Guardian -2 days ago

The young people taking their countries to court over climate inaction

Children and young adults around the world are demanding action from governments on global heating and the ecological crisisSofia Oliveira is one of six young Portuguese people who have filed a lawsuit against 33 countries with the European court of human rights, demanding that governments do more t...

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Forests and Climate Change

Springer -2 days ago

Physiological and anatomical responses to drought stress differ between two larch species and their hybrid

Abstract Key Message Hybrid saplings were more reactive to soil water deficit than Japanese and European larch. European larch had hydraulically safer wood and anisohydric behavior, Japanese and hybrid larch showed isohydric strategy. Abstract Deciduous larch spe...

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Climate Change Adaptation

CBD -2 weeks ago

What Climate Change Adaptation Programs in Peru Are Missing: Indigenous Women's Knowledge

As climate change in the high Andes threatens alpaca herding, the primary source of livelihood for many of Peru's Indigenous communities, development programs are teaching men how to use technical herd management strategies such as herd immunization, selective breeding, and modern pasture management....

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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

Springer -2 days ago

Moisture and vegetation cover limit ponderosa pine regeneration in high-severity burn patches in the southwestern US

Abstract Background Fire regimes are shifting in ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Lawson & C. Lawson)-dominated forests, raising concern regarding future vegetation patterns and forest resilience, particularly within high-severity burn patches. The southwestern US has recently experienced a marked increase in large fires that prod...

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IPCC

timberbiz -4 days ago

Vic Government misses the mark with carbon storage

The Victorian Government’s climate change strategy announcement provides a proposed roadmap for Victoria to achieve zero emissions but misses the opportunity to maximise carbon sequestration from wood and paper products, according to the Victorian Forest Products Association. Source: Timberbiz “The Government’s announcement implies that the best carbon sequestration is to leave trees in the ...

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Forests & SDGs

CBD -2 weeks ago

Turning the tide on deforestation - challenges and opportunities

With under a decade left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, we face a serious challenge in halting deforestation and restoring landscapes that we have already damaged....

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reThinkWood

timberbiz -2 days ago

Friday analysis: timber supply is a challenge all over the world

The demand for timber for houses in particular is on fire. And it’s not just in Australia; it’s worldwide. In the United States prices have gone up 300% or 400%. The Canadian supply is going down fast. Source: Bruce Mitchell for Timberbiz In Australia sawmills have greatly increased production by adding shifts and are running flat out to feed a market ignited by the incredibly successful HomeB...

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Wildfires

timberbiz -2 days ago

Opinion: Nicholas Kristof – lessons on cooperation between tree huggers and loggers

One of the most venomous battles in our polarized nation is the one that has unfolded between loggers and environmentalists in timber towns like this one in the snow-capped Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon. Yet, astonishingly, peace has broken out here. Loggers and tree-huggers who once loathed and feared each other have learned to hold their noses and cooperate — and this may have saved the tow...

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Wetlands

USFS -5 days ago

Working with Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie -25 years

A vignette of portions of videos contributed by the National Forest Foundation, The Wetlands Initiative, Openlands, and the USDA Forest Service. www.fs.usda.gov/midewin The USDA Forest Service is committed to doing its part to help halt the spread of COVID-19. Masks and physical distancing are required in all USDA Forest Service buildings and facilities and on all national forest and grasslands, ...

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Forest & Food Security

CIFOR -3 days ago

Scientists urge greater role for forests in policies on food security and nutrition

Forests, trees and agroforestry often undervalued ...

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