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Mongabay -12 hours ago

Safer at sea: The unexpected benefit of traceability for small-scale fishers

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 anxiously in silence in her […]...

FAO -12 hours ago

Helping countries better monitor and report on forest and land-use under the Paris Climate Agreement

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’ feel the squeeze of Cerrado development

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': Alaskans fight to save US’s largest national forest

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 against the Trump administration’s assault on environmental protections.The Tongass national forest,...

The Guardian -14 hours ago

Country diary: the sounds of winter are building on the marshes

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 of the heath for the black mud of the woods and a jumble of multicoloured leaves that crumple under ...

Elsevier -15 hours ago

The influence of prescribed fire on wild turkeys in the Southeastern United States: A review and synthesis

Publication date: 1 January 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 455Author(s): Gregory T. Wann, James A. Martin, Michael J. ChamberlainAbstractThe pine-grassland ecosystems once prevalent in the Southeastern United States were dependent on frequent fire events to maintain plant communities and avoid succession to hardwood and shrub-dominant communities. The use of prescribed fire has ...

Elsevier -15 hours ago

Soil nitrogen assimilation of 1-year oak seedlings: Implication for forest fertilization and management

Publication date: 15 January 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 456Author(s): Xianfeng Yi, Mengyao JuAbstractReserves in cotyledons and nutrients in soil are essential for the early development of seedlings of oaks. However, much less is known to what extent the reserves in seeds and/or soil nutrients contribute to seedling development and growth at early stages, especially at multi...

IUFRO -16 hours ago

9th International Symposium on Forest and Sustainable Development

From 2020-10-16 to 2020-10-17, Brasov, Romania, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 4.03.00...

The Guardian -17 hours ago

Which trees are best for combating carbon emissions?

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 trees? And what about planting bamboo, which is evergreen and grows really fast? Which is the most effe...

timberbiz -18 hours ago

US at MumbaiWood to increase exports of hardwood

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 American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC). Source: Timberbiz The statistics, compiled from the latest d...

timberbiz -18 hours ago

Timber industry to help meet house building targets in UK

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 report argues that using timber in construction is key to meeting emissions targets and urges the Gove...

timberbiz -18 hours ago

Sodra reacts to lower demand for sawn timber

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 have processed a higher share of spruce over the past six months due to the infestation of spruce bark...

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