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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...

timberbiz -3 days ago

Tough terrain shovel logger

John Deere has released its new 953ML shovel logger that is a purpose-built solution for loggers operating in wetland and swamp conditions. The 953ML is equipped to help loggers out manoeuvre the muck, tackling challenging job sites with a powerful live heel boom, durable track system in a comfortable operator station. Source: Timberbiz “We are committed to providing loggers with proven equipmen...

CBD -1 week ago

City of Wild: Common cranes fly over wetland in Beijing

Common crane is a medium-sized species with gray feathers, a bare red crown and a white streak on its upper back. In Beijing's Yanqing District, you can see flocks of common cranes flying over the sky. Beijing, with varied habitats including grassy plain areas, wetlands and parks, is an attractive place for birds. Every year, millions of migratory birds fly over or land in Beijing, including commo...

CBD -3 weeks ago

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar expresses happiness over India's addition of two more Ramsar sites

Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar has expressed happiness that India has added two more Ramsar sites. They are Lonar lake in Maharashtra which is the only crater lake of the country while the other is Sur Sarovar, also known as Keetham lake in Agra of Uttar Pradesh. In a tweet, Mr Javadekar said that wetlands are the world's natural water filters and one of the m...

CBD -3 weeks ago

Focus on freshwater conservation, and land gets swept along for the ride

Rivers, wetlands, ponds and streams punch above their weight. Freshwater ecosystems are home to hundreds of thousands of species, from tiny duckweeds and jewel-perfect diatoms to lake-covering water lilies and leaping river dolphins....

Mongabay -1 month ago

For global wetlands, intensifying droughts pose a ‘diabolical’ threat

People seldom think of wet soil until they step in it, but the Earth’s soggy places quietly do the work of legions: holding together coasts, giving shelter to young fish, preventing floods, filtering water, storing carbon and providing a legacy of fertile soil — quite a job for some mud. Covering roughly one-tenth of the […]...

timberbiz -1 month ago

REleaf for Malaysia comes from Nestle

Nestlé announced its commitment to plant three million trees in the next three years through Project RELeaf, a reforestation initiative in Malaysia contributing to the company’s global pledge to achieve Zero Net Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050. Source: Timberbiz Project RELeaf builds on the pioneering Kinabatangan Rileaf Project, established by Nestlé in 2011, and which helped plant one milli...

Mongabay -2 months ago

Fire burns Pantanal’s upland heart and threatens nature’s fragile balance

2020’s record Brazilian fires, which devastated the Pantanal wetlands, also reached the Amolar Mountains in recent weeks, a refuge for jaguars and other wildlife, and home to traditional Indigenous villagers....

Mongabay -2 months ago

Singapore embarks on a million-tree planting spree to protect its future

SINGAPORE — Languishing in the soft, silty mud, the living fossil looked as if it didn’t have a care in the world as it feasted on the fish left stranded in the tidal mangrove pools of the Sungei Buloh wetlands. However, the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) might have been a little less at ease if […]...

timberbiz -2 months ago

The economic drivers of today’s wildfires

  “The world is ablaze. Or so it seems, and the scenario is repeating itself every year now,” according to Dr François-Nicolas Robinne, of the University of Alberta’s Department of Renewable Resources, and Coordinator of IUFRO’s Fires: Economic Drivers of Global Wildland Fire Activity Task Force (TF). “So far in 2020, the Western USA has been burning out of control, with California...

IUFRO -2 months ago

Examining the Economic Drivers of Wildfire: Where There’s Smoke, There’s Finance

Examining the Economic Drivers of Wildfire: Where There’s Smoke, There’s Finance PDF for download “So far in 2020, the Western USA has been burning out of control, with California experiencing its largest fire in recorded history; over 20% of the Pantanal, one of the most biodiverse wetlands in the world, has gone up in smoke […]...

USFS -2 months ago

Effect of simulated emerald ash borer infestation on nitrogen cycling in black ash (Fraxinus nigra) wetlands in northern Minnesota, USA

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]). EAB-induced ash mortality can increase air temperatures, alter understory vegetation communities, and modify wetland hydrology by elevating the water table follow...

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