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CBD -4 days ago

Costa Rican president says biodiversity conservation promotes economy

Preserving biodiversity will not only ease climate crisis but become "a win for people and our economies," President of Costa Rica Carlos Alvarado Quesada said Tuesday....

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Paper-World.com -21 hours ago

Zukünftige Materialentwicklungen, neue Faserprodukte und Einblicke in die Fasertechnik beim PTS Pulp Symposium 2021

Am 23.11. und 24.11.2021 findet der internationale Branchentreffen zur Zell-stoff- und Faserforschung statt – das PTS Pulp Symposium 2021. Veranstaltung für Experten....

Mongabay -21 hours ago

Malaysia’s Indigenous Penan block roads to stop logging in Borneo

Indigenous Penan tribespeople have set up road blocks to stop a timber company from logging on land in Malaysian Borneo that they consider part of their ancestral heritage. The Penan erected their first blockade at Long Ajeng in the Upper Baram region of Sarawak state on Sept. 9, and their second in...

Paper-World.com -22 hours ago

ANDRITZ nimmt Stahlzylinder und Luft- und Energiesysteme bei Kartogroup in Spanien erfolgreich in Betrieb

Der internationale Technologiekonzern ANDRITZ hat den an Kartogroup España S.L. gelieferten Stahlzylinder sowie die Luft- und Energiesysteme in Betrieb genommen....

WRI -22 hours ago

Zeroing In on Zero Emissions: Increasing Climate Ambition for Indonesia

Zeroing In on Zero Emissions: Increasing Climate Ambition for Indonesia helen.morgan@wri.org Fri, 10/15/2021 - 16:03 Indonesia has made strong progress on identifying how it can transition toward a low-carbon and resilient economy to showcase to its international counterparts ahead of ...

Mongabay -22 hours ago

Tanzanian gold miners ten times more likely to die from road injuries, study finds

Mining areas are dangerous for many reasons: they’re linked to a heightened risk of cancer, poisoning, heart and respiratory diseases. Now, researchers have identified a hitherto overlooked hazard: roads. Miners were 10 times more likely to die of traffic-related injuries than people who did not w...

Mongabay -23 hours ago

Math campus multiplies threats to Rio de Janeiro’s dwindling Atlantic Forest

RIO DE JANEIRO – Horto, a secluded neighborhood in the south of Rio de Janeiro with a view of the famed Christ the Redeemer statue, is enveloped by forest. Tropical trees with their sprawling branches and fanned leaves encircle the small houses and hang over the gardens of the area’s 2,000 resid...

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Forests and Climate Change

Springer -just now

Survival, growth and photochemical efficiency of silver fir seedlings produced with different technologies

Abstract Forest tree seedling production technologies impact reforestation success determined with survival and quality of seedlings. Five Abies alba seedling production technologies were tested: (1) bare-root seedling, three years in the open (3/0); (2) bare-root seedling, two years under a shading net (40% of full light), a year in the open (2/g); (3) ball root seedling, two ...

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Climate Change Adaptation

USFS -2 days ago

Variation in estimates of heat-related mortality reduction due to tree cover in U.S. cities

Heat-related mortality is one of the leading causes of weather-related deaths in the United States. With changing climates and an aging population, effective adaptive strategies to address public health and environmental justice issues associated with extreme heat will be increasingly important. One effective adaptive strategy for reducing heat-related mortality is increasing tree cover. Designing...

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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

CBD -yesterday

Race is on to reach net zero emissions and halt runaway nature loss

Even if we eliminate all fossil fuel use there is strong evidence that we will not be able to limit global average temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Simply stated, without nature we are not going to achieve the goal of the Paris Agreement. Thirty percent of emission reduction can only come from ceasing the degradation of natural ecosystems, actively engaging in their restoration and sustai...

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IPCC

timberbiz -yesterday

Opinion: Nick Steel – WA’s decision to end native forestry is wrong here’s why

We were recently made aware of the news that the Amazon basin has switched from a carbon sink to a carbon source. This was global news at the time, highlighting how the growing demand for forest products is fuelling unsustainable forestry practices in places like the Amazon and the negative impact this is having on the environment. However, such news is ignored in populist politics, and it would s...

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Forests & SDGs

CBD -2 days ago

Ministers, delegates pool wisdom on biodiversity conservation at UN conference

Speakers at a key United Nations biodiversity meeting said Wednesday biodiversity and ecosystem-based approaches, or nature-based solutions, are essential to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and related goals for climate change and food security....

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reThinkWood

timberbiz -1 week ago

UK Wood Awards shortlist released

Nineteen structures and 11 product designs have been nominated for the UK Wood Awards 2021. Established in 1971, the Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design in wood. Source: Timberbiz The competition is free to enter and aims to encourage and promote outstanding timber design, craftsmanship and installation. The independent judging pane...

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Wildfires

What Wood -yesterday

Houses from MHM panels will be built in a Yakutian village that suffered from a forest fire

Houses for residents of Byas-Kyuel village in Gorny District that suffered from a forest fire will be built from wood using the MHM (Massiv Holz Mauer) technology, as reported by Aysen Nikolaev, Head of the Region, on his Instagram page. Head of Yakutia said that building lodgings as soon as possible was the key task […]...

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Wetlands

CBD -3 days ago

Huge numbers of fish-eating jaguars prowl Brazil's wetlands

In a tract of central Brazilian wetlands, jaguars spend their days wading through chest-deep waters searching for fish. When not hunting, the big cats playfully grapple with each other back on land. Their life is unlike any other known jaguar population's existence in the world....

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Forest & Food Security

CBD -2 days ago

Ministers, delegates pool wisdom on biodiversity conservation at UN conference

Speakers at a key United Nations biodiversity meeting said Wednesday biodiversity and ecosystem-based approaches, or nature-based solutions, are essential to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and related goals for climate change and food security....

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