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Mongabay -6 days ago

First possible COVID-19 indigenous cases detected near key Amazon reserve

COVID-19 has possibly infected a Marubo indigenous family in Atalaia do Norte, gateway to the vast Javari Valley Indigenous Territory, home to most of Brazil’s isolated indigenous groups....

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Forest Sweden -10 hours ago

Five facts about toilet paper – no, we’ll not run out of it

The first thing shops ran out of because of the coronavirus outbreak was toilet paper. But what do we actually know about toilet paper – how it is made or used and, for example, what happens to it afterwards? / Finnish Forest Association...

Mongabay -11 hours ago

Indonesian anti-graft enforcers set their sights on a new target: corporations

This article was co-published with The Gecko Project. KOKOE, Indonesia — For years, this eastern Indonesian village of fishermen and seaweed farmers simmered with anger over the pollution of its coastline by a nickel mining company. Heavy rains sweeping over a razed patch of forestland carried met...

NYT -14 hours ago

Creatures in This Underwater Forest Could Save Your Life One Day

Before this 60,000-year-old submerged forest disappears, scientists recently raced to search for shipworms and other sea life that might conceal medicine of the future....

CEPI -16 hours ago

Enhancing the EU forest policy framework through a stronger EU forest strategy post 2020

Cepi position on the new EU Forest Strategy post-2020                                                            European forests and the forest-based sector provide multiple solutions that contribute to Europe’s part in keeping global warmi...

WRI -16 hours ago

Resilience After Recession: 4 Ways to Reboot the U.S. Economy

Resilience After Recession: 4 Ways to Reboot the U.S. Economy Comments|Add Comment|PrintInvesting in transmission infrastructure can be an engine of U.S. job creation and economic growth. Photo credit: R. Nial Bradshaw/U.S. Air Force The COVID-19 pandemic is already affecting the lives of hundreds o...

Mongabay -18 hours ago

Mining activity in Indonesia takes a hit from COVID-19 pandemic

JAKARTA — Mining companies in Indonesia are among those being hit by weakened demand as the COVID-19 pandemic impacts the global economy. But the environmental reprieve as a result of the halt in activity may soon be shattered by an even more voracious demand for coal and other minerals once the w...

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Forests and Climate Change

CEPI -16 hours ago

Enhancing the EU forest policy framework through a stronger EU forest strategy post 2020

Cepi position on the new EU Forest Strategy post-2020                                                            European forests and the forest-based sector provide multiple solutions that contribute to Europe’s part in keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees by strengthening its role in the circular bioeconomy. The Confederation of Euro...

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Climate Change Adaptation

USFS -5 days ago

The 1912 Douglas-Fir heredity study: Long-term effects of climatic transfer distance on growth and survival

The 1912 Douglas-Fir Heredity Study is one of the first studies undertaken by the US Forest Service, and one of the first forest genetics studies in North America. The study considers provenance variation of 120 parent trees from 13 seed sources planted at five test sites in the Pacific Northwest. The unique, long-term nature of the study makes it valuable to revisit and consider its biological an...

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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

ETFRN -18 hours ago

Call for contributions ETFRN News 60: Restoring African drylands

ETFRN News 60 will focus on dryland landscape restoration, from government and private sector reforestation to farmer managed natural regeneration, improvements to grasslands and rainfed agriculture, changes in tenure and governance, management of exotic species and bush encroachment. It will look at how to ensure smallholder and community participation and financing, while assessing the myriad ro...

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IPCC

CBD -1 month ago

52nd session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

I am honoured to address you today at the 52nd session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) because the IPCC has been, without a doubt, an incredible, positive scientific force in laying out the scale and consequences of climate change and what we must to do lessen the threat it poses to humanity and the planet....

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Forests & SDGs

IISD -6 days ago

Guest Article: Sustainable Forests and Reaching the SDGs

Analyses have shown how sustainable forest practices across the planet can contribute to a wide range of the Sustainable Development Goals. Examples from Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, and Viet Nam give a snapshot of how retaining, restoring, and sustainably managing our forests can bring a range of benefits to people and to nature....

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reThinkWood

timberbiz -5 days ago

Timber office unglued at the seams

Engineers at the University of Liverpool, alongside industrial partners, have designed and built an adhesive-free timber office building at Ness Gardens in the UK in order to evaluate a more environmentally friendly construction method. Source: Timberbiz The key idea behind the new `green’ office structure is to use timber to connect timber and to use timber to reinforce timber. Engineers design...

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Wildfires

CEPI -16 hours ago

Enhancing the EU forest policy framework through a stronger EU forest strategy post 2020

Cepi position on the new EU Forest Strategy post-2020                                                            European forests and the forest-based sector provide multiple solutions that contribute to Europe’s part in keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees by strengthening its role in the circular bioeconomy. The Confederation of Euro...

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Wetlands

USFS -1 week ago

Temperature and water-level effects on greenhouse gas fluxes from black ash (Fraxinus nigra) wetland soils in the Upper Great Lakes region, USA

Forested black ash (Fraxinus nigra) wetlands are an important economic, cultural, and ecological resource in the northern Great Lake States, USA, and are threatened by the invasive insect, emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmmaire [EAB]). These wetlands are likely to experience higher water tables and warmer temperatures if they are impacted by large-scale ash mortality and other global ch...

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Forest & Food Security

CBD -7 days ago

New UN Report Warns Of Adverse Impacts Of Climate Change - Analysis

A new UN study has warned of accelerating climate change on land, sea and in the atmosphere. Compiled by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), parented by the United Nations Economic and Social Council, the report documents impacts of weather and climate events on socio-economic development, human health, migration and displacement, food security and land and marine ecosystems....

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