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CIFOR -1 week ago

Pastoralism and agriculture: keeping the peace in a national park buffer zone

Recognizing that surrounding pastoralist communities would be cut off from the land they used for their animals once their access to the KaborĂ© Tambi National Park in southern Burkina Faso was restricted in 1997, the government decided to set aside a buffer zone outside the park boundary in which the pastoralists could settle, and on which they could graze their livestock. This gave rise to TamsĂ...

CI -1 week ago

Manager - Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)

Manager - Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.  POSITION SUMMARY Conservation International (CI) helps societies sustainably care for nature, our...

The Guardian -2 weeks ago

The Proustian draw of sexy hawthorn | Brief letters

Scapegoats | Gorbachev | Timpson | Hawthorn | Danny DrinkwaterIt is surprising that your stimulating and relevant supplement (Age of rage: the ultimate guide to anger, 11 May) appears to overlook a major effect of anger: scapegoating, ie the displacement of anger from its authentic cause to another target, an innocent or uninvolved victim of the displaced emotion. It is surely key to say something...

CBD -2 weeks ago

How is climate change affecting fishes? There are clues inside their ears

Climate change affects all life on Earth, but it poses unique challenges for aquatic species. For example, as water warms it holds less dissolved oxygen than cooler water. As a result, the world's oceans, coastal seas, estuaries, rivers and lakes are undergoing a process known as "deoxygenation."...

CBD -2 weeks ago

UNESCO conference emphasizes need for sustainable water security

PARIS, May 13 (Xinhua) -- The first UNESCO International Water Conference, which aims to present innovative solutions to problems related to the governance and management of water, opened here on Monday....

CBD -2 weeks ago

No fishing for 500 miles: the river that runs clean through India

No fishing for 500 miles: the river that runs clean through India While the Ganges is sacred but heavily polluted, the Chambal's 'cursed' but pristine waters have proved a blessing for locals...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Relative humidity versus moisture content relationship for several commercial wood species and its potential effect on flame spread

Recently, measured flame spread indices on commercial wood species tested per ASTM E84 were found to be lower than previously published data. One reason for this may be that the hygrothermal conditioning of the red oak calibrant required by the test standards for measuring flame spread was changed between 1973 and 1981. This paper examines how much variability there is in the moisture content of c...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Laboratory immersion method for accelerated prediction of preservative leaching from pressure-treated wood exposed to precipitation

This article reports on the development of accelerated laboratory methods to allow estimation of preservative leaching frompressure-treated wood exposed to precipitation. End-matched lumber specimens were pressure-treated with a boron–copper formulation and exposed to natural weathering for 1 yr, laboratory immersion protocols, or a laboratory-simulated rainfall protocol. The rainfall runoff or ...

CI -2 weeks ago

Manager, Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)

Manager, Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.  POSITION SUMMARY Conservation International (CI) helps societies sustainably care for nature, our ...

USFS -2 weeks ago

From transdisciplinary projects to platforms: expanding capacity and impact of land systems knowledge and decision making

Land system science can inform decision making to address societally important issues, including food, energy, and water security, livelihoods and lifestyles, biodiversity loss, and climate change. There is growing experience among scientists and practitioners with land systems as a transdisciplinary science. Most often, this experience has accumulated through short-term projects. However, there i...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Lessons learned about collaborating across coupled human-natural systems research on Mexico's Payments for Hydrological Services Program

Of the many ecosystem services, hydrologic services are arguably one of the most critical for sustaining human societies and yet one of the most threatened. With growing global dangers of water scarcity and declining water quality (Liu et al. 2017), payment for hydrologic service (PHS) programs have surged over the past two decades (Goldman-Benner et al. 2012; Kaplowitz et al. 2012; Leimona et al....

CBD -2 weeks ago

A river that flows free connects up in 4D

Humans have altered the natural flow of rivers, adversely affecting biodiversity and the services that these watercourses provide....