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CIFOR -5 days ago

Indonesia sees a sustainable future for Sintang and other local communities

Forging a path for nature-based economies...

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ScienceDaily -7 hours ago

Leaf microbiomes are a neighborhood affair in northern forests

Leaf microbiomes of sugar maple trees vary across the species' range, changing in accordance with the types of trees in the surrounding 'neighborhood.'...

Mongabay -10 hours ago

Humanity’s construction footprint in the seas amounts to 32,000 square kilometers

From underwater tunnels to bridges to communication cables snaking across the ocean floor, structures made by humans are encroaching on marine life at an ever-growing pace. Our physical footprint of marine construction covers an area of 32,000 square kilometers (12,000 square miles) on the seafloor ...

What Wood -15 hours ago

In Q3 2020, timber cargo transportation by railway in Russia increased by 4%

According to data from TransLes analytical center, the market demonstrates a tendency to restore the volumes based on the results of 9 months in 2020, despite the fact that some segments are still affected by quarantine restrictions. Long-term market trends that established even before the pandemic ...

What Wood -16 hours ago

In Q3 2020, International Paper’s loss from participating in Ilim Group reached $33 million

In Q2 2020, a profit of $63 million was reported. Deteriorating financial performance was caused by higher planned maintenance expenses. Besides, reduced prices for wood pulp and paper in the domestic and foreign market was compensated by growing volumes of shipments to China. The company registered...

FOREST EUROPE -17 hours ago

Summary for Policy Makers 2020 is now online!

The post Summary for Policy Makers 2020 is now online! appeared first on Forest Europe....

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Forests and Climate Change

timberbiz -18 hours ago

Building from the basement up in wood

In Thun, Switzerland, the first apartment building with a basement made of wood is currently under construction. The construction industry has a responsibility and must significantly reduce its CO₂ emissions to comply with the Paris Climate Change Convention. This can only be achieved by dispensing with more steel and concrete in building construction. Source: Timberbiz There is a lot of CO₂ i...

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Climate Change Adaptation

USFS -18 hours ago

Wetland and hydric soils [Chapter 6]

<p>Soil and the inherent biogeochemical processes in wetlands contrast starkly with those in upland forests and rangelands. The differences stem from extended periods of anoxia, or the lack of oxygen in the soil, that characterize wetland soils; in contrast, upland soils are nearly always oxic. As a result, wetland soil biogeochemistry is characterized by anaerobic processes, and wetland veg...

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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

USFS -2 days ago

Managed wildfire, drought, and overstory survival: a case study in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas

Fire managers are increasingly using natural ignitions to restore and maintain fire-adapted ecosystems. Managing natural ignitions after decades of suppression, however, holds inherent ecological, economic, and personal risks. During the severe drought of 2011, fire management staff on the Ouachita National Forest used a range of strategies to manage the lightning-ignited High Peak Wildfire becaus...

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IPCC

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Tas doctors dabble in bushfire control; leave it to foresters says IFA

The IFA/AFG has responded to a group of Tasmanian doctors’ public letter calling for Premier Peter Gutwein to end the harvesting of native forests. Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest Growers (IFA/AFG) President Bob Gordon said the importance of trusted specialists in the community influencing public opinion within their own areas of expertise was recognised. Source: Timber...

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Forests & SDGs

IISD -2 days ago

Event: 16th Session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF 16)

The 16th session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF 16) will include an interactive exchange of experiences and lessons learned on thematic priorities among members of the Forum, the Collaborative Partnership on Forests and its member organizations, regional and subregional organizations and processes, and major groups and other relevant stakeholders. The session will be a technical session and is t...

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reThinkWood

timberbiz -18 hours ago

Building from the basement up in wood

In Thun, Switzerland, the first apartment building with a basement made of wood is currently under construction. The construction industry has a responsibility and must significantly reduce its CO₂ emissions to comply with the Paris Climate Change Convention. This can only be achieved by dispensing with more steel and concrete in building construction. Source: Timberbiz There is a lot of CO₂ i...

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Wildfires

timberbiz -18 hours ago

Citations for Forestry Corp firefighters

NSW Bushfire Emergency Citations have been presented to Forestry Corporation staff in Tumut, acknowledging their contribution to the 2019-20 firefighting efforts. Source: Timberbiz NSW Emergency Bushfire Citation recipients receive a citation, certificate of recognition, commemorative cap and a letter from the Premier acknowledging their contribution and thanking them for their service. Acting CEO...

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Wetlands

USFS -18 hours ago

Wetland and hydric soils [Chapter 6]

<p>Soil and the inherent biogeochemical processes in wetlands contrast starkly with those in upland forests and rangelands. The differences stem from extended periods of anoxia, or the lack of oxygen in the soil, that characterize wetland soils; in contrast, upland soils are nearly always oxic. As a result, wetland soil biogeochemistry is characterized by anaerobic processes, and wetland veg...

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Forest & Food Security

WRI -3 days ago

5 Keys to a Climate Resilient Recovery

5 Keys to a Climate Resilient Recovery Comments|Add Comment|PrintExtreme weather events — such as this flood in Ninh Binh, Vietnam — pose massive threats to humanity. Climate resiliency can help manage these threats. Photo by Constant Loubier/Unsplash The climate change crisis continues to create unprecedented risk for humanity. Extreme weather threatens food security, increases poverty and in...

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