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WRI -9 hours ago

There’s No Time, or Food, to...

There’s No Time, or Food, to Waste Comments|Add Comment|PrintTo feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050, we need large-scale reductions in food loss and waste. Photo: iStock How can the world nutritiously feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050, in a way that supports rural development and tackles cli...

Mongabay -12 hours ago

Safer at sea: The unexpected b...

GENERAL SANTOS, Philippines — The first time Maylene Bibat saw the green dot on her tablet marking the location of her husband’s boat, she was thrilled. “I instantly felt less worried,” said the mother of three. “It was like knowing that he was safe.” For years, Maylene had to wait anxio...

FAO -12 hours ago

Helping countries better monit...

FAO today launched a new $7.1 million project supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to make forest data more accessible, transparent and available, and, in particular, help developing countries to meet the Paris Climate Agreement's enhanced transparency requirements....

Mongabay -12 hours ago

Brazil’s ‘coconut breakers...

400,000 rural women are guardians to 25 million hectares of babassu palm forest where the Brazilian Amazon meets the Cerrado savanna, but industrial agribusiness is moving in....

The Guardian -13 hours ago

'We depend on the Tongass': Al...

Tribal leaders to testify before Congress in battle against Trump administration’s assault on environmental protectionsTribal leaders, fishermen and environmentalists from Alaska will testify before Congress on Wednesday in a bid to save America’s biggest national forest – the latest battle ag...

The Guardian -14 hours ago

Country diary: the sounds of w...

Pulborough Brooks, West Sussex: The grey sky is busy with birds, while across the heathland silver birches appear goldenThe low cloud has lifted from the trees on the hill. Across the heathland below, the young silver birches light up gold and green. Passing through a gate, I exchange the grey sand ...

Mongabay -16 hours ago

New honeyeater species describ...

JAKARTA — Scientists have described a new bird species found only on the Indonesian island of Alor, where a growing human population is already encroaching on the bird’s volcanic habitat. The description of Myzomela prawiradilagae — named after prominent ornithologist Dewi Malia Prawiradilaga ...

The Guardian -17 hours ago

Which trees are best for comba...

The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical conceptsWhen planting trees to combat CO2 emissions, is it better to plant fast-growing evergreens rather than slow-growing native tre...

timberbiz -18 hours ago

US at MumbaiWood to increase e...

Record participation at MumbaiWood 2019 as well as seminars with BTMA and FORHEX demonstrated increased commitment to market development in India. Around US$4.59 million of American hardwood lumber and veneer were exported to India during the first eight months of this year, according to the Am...

timberbiz -18 hours ago

Timber industry to help meet h...

A report launched in the UK by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Timber Industries (APPG), highlights the key role timber industries can play in helping the Government meet its targets for house building whilst working to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Source: Timberbiz The re...

timberbiz -18 hours ago

Sodra reacts to lower demand f...

Södra will extend production stoppages at some of its sawmills during the Christmas and New Year period. The move is in response to lower demand for sawn timber in the months ahead. The stoppages are expected to reduce production by 30,000 cubic metres. Source: Timberbiz Södra’s sawmills hav...

timberbiz -18 hours ago

Scion develops biobased treatm...

Scion has developed a new biobased treatment technology that can give softwood radiata pine durable properties. The treatment increases the performance of radiata pine timber in outdoor uses including decking, cladding, outdoor furniture and exterior joinery. Source: Timberbiz Unlike conventional...

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