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Forest Sweden -6 days ago

Strongly positive climate-change impact for Södra

According to a new report, Södra has a positive impact on global climate change, equivalent to 20 percent of Sweden’s combined emissions of CO₂ equivalents. The measurements are based on the growth rate of forests owned by Södra’s 52,000 members, and the effects of forest products when they are used to replace more emission-intensive products and energy. / Södra...

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The Guardian -2 hours ago

Amazon indigenous leaders killed in Brazil drive-by shooting

Gunmen opened fire on a group from the Guajajara tribe on a highway in Maranhão state, killing two and wounding othersTwo indigenous leaders have been shot dead and two others wounded in Brazil’s Maranhão state, in an attack not far from where a prominent tribesman who defended the Amazon rainf...

CIFOR -22 hours ago

Peatland potential untapped in Nationally Determined Contributions, COP 25 delegates say

Restoration and conservation contribute to nature-based solutions ...

The Guardian -23 hours ago

‘Felling this forest would be like knocking down a cathedral’

The Woodland Trust, one of the four groups we are supporting in the 2019 charity appeal, provides natural solutions to the climate emergency• Please donate to our appeal hereAn ornithologist cradles a nuthatch in his hand as the low December sun throws the stark winter canopy of trees into relief....

NYT -yesterday

“En la Amazonía no hay ley”: el bosque tropical en el primer año de Jair Bolsonaro

Con el actual gobierno de Brasil ha aumentado la deforestación en la selva tropical más grande del mundo, crucial para atenuar el impacto del cambio climático....

NYT -yesterday

‘En la Amazonía no hay ley’: el bosque tropical en el primer año de Jair Bolsonaro

Con el actual gobierno de Brasil ha aumentado la deforestación en la selva tropical más grande del mundo, crucial para atenuar el impacto del cambio climático....

Mongabay -2 days ago

Svalbard reindeer rebounding better than hoped after nearly going extinct

Reindeer and caribou populations have been declining dramatically over the past few decades. But one subspecies of reindeer seems to be doing better, a new study has found. The wild Svalbard reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus), which lives in the harsh archipelago of Svalbard off Norway in th...

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Forests and Climate Change

NYT -yesterday

“En la Amazonía no hay ley”: el bosque tropical en el primer año de Jair Bolsonaro

Con el actual gobierno de Brasil ha aumentado la deforestación en la selva tropical más grande del mundo, crucial para atenuar el impacto del cambio climático....

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Climate Change Adaptation

IISD -3 days ago

COP 25 Side Event Promotes Ocean and Climate Nexus for Increasing Ambition

The Ocean and Climate Platform was established at COP 21 as a multi-stakeholder coalition working on the science-policy interface. The Platform’s recommendations provide policymakers and stakeholders with accessible and reliable solutions and measures to conserve oceans, and focus on mitigation, adaptation, science and sustainable finance. The event emphasized the need for education and public p...

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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

CIFOR -22 hours ago

Peatland potential untapped in Nationally Determined Contributions, COP 25 delegates say

Restoration and conservation contribute to nature-based solutions ...

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IPCC

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

AFPA says Labor decision at odds with Labor policy

Victorian communities and families will be reeling after the devastating news that the Andrews Government will close down the state’s native forestry industries by 2030. The move will see the loss of thousands of jobs and the withdrawal of key investment in many regional and rural centres across the state. Source: Timberbiz Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Associati...

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Forests & SDGs

IISD -3 days ago

Report Maps SDGs to Non-Tariff Measures in Asia and Pacific

The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and the UN Conference on Trade and Development published their biennial report on trade developments in the region. The report highlights that non-tariff measures - such as quotas, phytosanitary measures, and environmental standards - play an increasingly important role in regulating trade. While NTMs increase the costs of trade, the r...

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reThinkWood

USFS -5 days ago

Prototyping a passively self-centering cross-laminated timber rocking wall system: analytical and experimental investigation

Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) garners international interest with increasingly taller wood structures built of robust, rigid panels. For seismic resilience of multistory platform construction, this study prototypes a CLT rocking wall system with an elliptical boundary profile. Curvilinear cuts to the load-bearing edges of a rectangular CLT panel produce smoother lateral response to earthquakes, wit...

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Wildfires

The Guardian -2 days ago

The climate crisis is the most urgent threat of our time. Help us fight it | Katharine Viner

Urgent policy steps are needed to avoid climate catastrophe, but we as citizens can also support practical, natural solutionsPlease donate to our appeal here The 2019 Guardian and Observer charity appeal is all about trees: for what they are in themselves, in all their beauty and majesty, and for what they represent. This year, our theme is the climate emergency and our support goes to charities w...

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Wetlands

CBD -3 weeks ago

Save the wetlands

Nepal's natural diversity is perhaps exemplary for the whole world. The country has Himalayas, mountains, hills, valleys and the plains all within its small area. And it is also the country of the wetlands-which include rivers, lakes, swampy rice fields, ponds and waterlogged areas-covering around six percent of Nepal's surface area....

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Forest & Food Security

CBD -1 week ago

How Peru's potato museum could stave off world food crisis

With a climate changing faster than most crops can adapt and food security under threat around the world, scientists have found hope in a living museum dedicated to a staple eaten by millions daily: the humble potato....

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