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Forests and Climate Change


timberbiz -3 hours ago

Portal opens to track forestry in 70 countries

The Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) launched a portal – the first such comprehensive platform – to track international capacity development support to developing countries in forest monitoring for climate action. Source: Timberbiz The portal – the GFOI Inventory of Activities – is a one-stop shop with easy-to-access information on more than 400 forest monitor...

Springer -17 hours ago

Intra-annual density fluctuations (IADFs) in Pinus nigra (J. F. Arnold) at high-elevation in the central Apennines (Italy)

Abstract Although wood anatomical features can provide yearly resolved climatic information at sub-seasonal resolution, the occurrence of intra-annual density fluctuations (IADFs) might be triggered by several abiotic factors under different ecological settings. Here, we use information on cambial age and tree-ring width to standardize the frequency of IADFs in European black pin...

Climate Home -19 hours ago

Indigenous lands, protected areas limit Amazon’s carbon emissions

Greater international support for indigenous land rights and livelihoods is a cost-effective way to limit climate change, PNAS study The post Indigenous lands, protected areas limit Amazon’s carbon emissions appeared first on Climate Home News....

ScienceDaily -20 hours ago

Earth's most biodiverse ecosystems face a perfect storm

A combination of climate change, extreme weather and pressure from local human activity is causing a collapse in global biodiversity and ecosystems across the tropics, new research shows. The study mapped over 100 locations where tropical forests and coral reefs have been affected by climate extremes such as hurricanes, floods, heatwaves, droughts and fires....

WRI -23 hours ago

BlackRock Is Getting Serious About Climate Change. Is This a Turning Point for Investors?

BlackRock Is Getting Serious About Climate Change. Is This a Turning Point for Investors? Comments|Add Comment|PrintThe New York Stock Exchange. Photo: Piqsels. When the world's largest asset management firm, BlackRock, announced sweeping changes to its investment and engagement approach earlier this month, even the cynics among us felt a glimmer of hope. On January 9, the firm joined the Climat...

CBD -yesterday

Trend: Companies warm to nature-based solutions

In the never-ending quest to stave off the worst impacts of climate change, experts are turning to a solution that's as old as the trees: actual trees....

CBD -yesterday

Climate change, humans causing Earth''s biodiverse ecosystems to collapse: Study

Climate change and pressure from human activity is causing a collapse in global biodiversity and ecosystems across the tropics, according to a study published on Monday....

CBD -yesterday

Nepal Gets Serious About Climate Change

A report published in February last year, titled "The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment: Change, Sustainability and People" was a wake up call for the international community. It warned that the Himalayan region will face a tremendous meltdown if concrete actions are not taken immediately to cut world carbon emissions....

CBD -yesterday

How the beer industry is taking on climate change

Most of us typically aren't thinking about the agricultural inputs that went into that beer we're pouring at home or sipping at a restaurant, but without barley and hops the popular beverage wouldn't exist as we know it today....

CBD -yesterday

How Davos Became a Climate Change Conference

The World Economic Forum's annual meeting, informally known as Davos for the Swiss ski town where it's held, is typically a conference about the economy and geopolitics. It makes sense that in 2020, as Australia burns and activists turn out by the millions, Davos approximated a climate conference....

CBD -yesterday

What's tangling up the humpback whales? A food chain snarled by climate change

Karin Forney still remembers when an unusual number of humpback whales started showing up in Monterey Bay a few winters ago. She could see them out her window - so close to the surf that kayakers could literally paddle up to them....

CBD -yesterday

Study connects marine heat wave with spike in whale entanglements

Climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of marine heat waves-warm water anomalies that disrupt marine ecosystems-and this is creating new challenges for fisheries management and ocean...

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