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Mongabay -2 days ago

We’re killing those tropical trees we’re counting on to absorb carbon dioxide

“If a tree lives 500 years, it carries the carbon assimilated and stocked for the last 500 years,” says Giuliano Locosselli, a researcher at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil. “If instead, the tree lives 300 years, it means the carbon will be stocked by 200 years less. So we are accelerating the […]...

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Mongabay -15 hours ago

‘The river will bleed red’: Indigenous Filipinos face down dam projects

KALINGA, Philippines — On Nov. 12, 2020, Typhoon Vamco cut across the northern Philippines, flooding more than 60 cities and towns in the Cagayan Valley. Millions of dollars’ worth of property and crops were damaged. Considered the worst flooding to hit the region in almost half a century, Vamco...

The Guardian -18 hours ago

'Blossom circles' to bloom across England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Project aims to inspire UK equivalent of hanami – the Japanese custom of relishing fleeting sight and scent of blossomThe joyful sight of trees bursting into blossom during the first Covid lockdown last spring gave comfort and hope to countless people confined indoors or only allowed to roam very ...

CIFOR -19 hours ago

Finding effective ways to ensure sustainable supplies of forest-risk commodities

Cross-sectoral jurisdictional approaches offer promise ...

Mongabay -20 hours ago

Declaring key ocean habitats off-limits to human activities protects biodiversity and guards against climate change (commentary)

Ocean life is increasingly threatened: offshore drilling has polluted ocean waters while overfishing has stripped fish populations of their abundance, pushing stocks to the point of collapse. Oceans are also taking the heat of climate change, forcing migratory species to travel farther north in sear...

Mongabay -20 hours ago

Jaguars in Suriname’s protected parks remain vulnerable to poaching

In mid-June 2012, a few months after she started monitoring the jaguars inside Brownsberg Nature Park in Suriname, biologist Vanessa Kadosoe saw Amalia for the first time. Through the pictures from a camera trap, she observed the little jaguar cub walking beside her parents, Máxima and Willem Alexa...

CIFOR -21 hours ago

Charcoal sector poses regulatory challenge for Kenya

Sustainable tree harvesting and efficient kilns would spur change ...

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Forests and Climate Change

Springer -just now

Trends in tropospheric ozone concentrations and forest impact metrics in Europe over the time period 2000–2014

Abstract In Europe, tropospheric ozone pollution appears as a major air quality issue, and ozone concentrations remain potentially harmful to vegetation. In this study we compared the trends of two ozone metrics widely used for forests protection in Europe, the AOT40 (Accumulated Ozone over Threshold of 40 ppb) which only depends on surface air ozone concentrations, and the Ph...

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Climate Change Adaptation

timberbiz -yesterday

Germany’s forests are sick says annual condition report

The German agriculture minister presented a worrying annual report on the condition of German forests, which again highlights the dramatic effects of climate change on the ecosystem. At the same time, however, the forest is also the solution to the problem. Source: Euractiv “Anyone who is out and about in the forest sees massive damage,” Julia Klöckner said during the presentation of the Fore...

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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

Springer -just now

A review of ecological mechanisms for management practices of protective forests

Abstract A protective forest, including shelterbelt, windbreak, and shelter forest as its synonyms, is characterized by the protective functions of various forest types distributed or planted on ecologically fragile areas or nearby the objects that need to be protected using the ecological effects of forests. Ecological mechanisms for management practices of protective forests ...

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IPCC

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Ross Hampton takes his chair on the FOA Advisory Council

Incoming Chair of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s forestry advisory council, Ross Hampton, says the world’s renewable timber and forestry sectors must be turbo-charged if we are to have any chance of achieving the global goal of ‘Carbon Neutral by 2050’. Source: Timberbiz Mr Hampton, who is also Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association, has just been...

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Forests & SDGs

CBD -3 days ago

What Leaders Should Know About Climate Change and Carbon Negativity

It is 2036, and Helsinki is carbon negative after achieving carbon neutral status the year before. Its ambitious response to the UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Goals made it likely one of the few, if not the only, global city to illustrate climate leadership convincingly. Cities have generally been far bolder than countries in tackling climate change....

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reThinkWood

What Wood -1 week ago

Dmitry Rudenko, Vice President of Segezha Group: demand for wooden houses currently exceeds the productive capacity

The share of wooden houses in the total low-rise housing construction in the USA, Canada, and Finland is over 80%. The share of total wooden housing construction reaches 50% in many countries, while in Russia it is only 12%. Many developed countries are also intensifying construction using cross-laminated timber (CLT). This European technology appeared in […]...

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Wildfires

The Guardian -2 days ago

Fiercer, more frequent fires may reduce carbon capture by forests

Global study shows blazes diminish forest density and tree size, making woods likely to sequester less carbon More fierce and frequent fires are reducing forest density and tree size and may damage forests’ ability to capture carbon in the future, according to a global study.Although forest fires are naturally occurring phenomena and natural forests regenerate, global heating and human activity ...

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Wetlands

CBD -1 week ago

Rewilding: Jaguars return to Argentina's wetlands 70 years after local extinction

Rewilding efforts are returning jaguars, the largest predator in South America, to areas where the species has been driven to local extinction due to hunting and habitat loss....

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Forest & Food Security

Mongabay -4 days ago

New platform gathers data on Brazil’s disappearing Cerrado biome

Monitoring the ongoing deforestation of the Cerrado, the vast savanna scrubland that abuts the Amazon in Brazil, has become increasingly essential in recent decades. This biome, the most biodiverse savanna on the planet, has already lost 55% of its native vegetation, and its degradation poses water and food security issues for Brazil. Surprisingly, it is […]...

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