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timberbiz -4 days ago

Icon retires and lends his name to a plantation road

It’s not every day your family gets a plantation road named in their honour however, in the case of 68-year-old Terry Higgins, it’s well deserved. Source: Timberbiz The OneFortyOne icon has retired, following a career spanning five decades and centred around a strong family connection to the Green Triangle forestry industry. North of Nangwarry, Mr Higgins stands proudly on the track which will...

CBD -5 days ago

G20 environment ministers meet in Italy amid floods, fires

With forest fires raging in the U.S. and Russia and floods devastating parts of Western Europe, environment and energy ministers from the Group of 20 industrialized countries gathered Thursday for two days of talks ahead of November's crucial climate change conference....

The Guardian -6 days ago

‘Airpocalypse’ hits Siberian city as heatwave sparks forest fires

Monitoring suggests toxic smoke in Yakutsk is one of world’s worst ever air pollution events‘Everything is on fire’: Siberia hit by unprecedented burningA heatwave in one of the world’s coldest regions has sparked forest fires and threatened the Siberian city of Yakutsk with an “airpocalypse” of thick toxic smoke, atmospheric monitoring services have reported.High levels of particulate...

Mongabay -7 days ago

Indonesia eyes less severe fire season, but COVID-19 could turn it deadly

JAKARTA — Favorable weather conditions point to a less severe forest fire season in Indonesia this year, but the burning could still compound what is now the worst coronavirus situation of any country, experts say. However, as the country is battling a second wave of coronavirus infections and entering the dry season at the same […]...

Mongabay -7 days ago

Brazil government faces heat over plan that could underreport forest fires

Amid soaring deforestation and growing criticism due to lack of transparency and persistent attempts to weaken environmental policies, the Brazilian government is now facing a new controversy regarding forest fires, as experts raise questions about the reliability of a new database on the risk of fires. Last week, the Brazilian government launched a service that […]...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

300 fire fighters to be employed for next bushfire season in Victoria

The Victorian Government is advertising up to 300 Project Firefighters and Forest and Fire Operations Officer positions ahead of the upcoming bushfire season.  Source: Timberbiz Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced the positions with Forest Fire Management Victoria, which will be based across regional Victoria. Successful recruits will undertake emergenc...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Worst forest fire in history of Cyprus

Four people were found dead as a huge fire raged for a second day in Cyprus, razing tracts of forest in a blaze one official called the worst on record. Source: Reuters The blaze, fanned by strong winds, affected at least 10 communities over an area of 50 square kilometres (19 square miles) in the foothills of the Troodos mountain range, an area of pine forest and densely vegetated shrubland. The ...

Global Forest Coalition -1 month ago

Alarm over costly and polluting conversion of Pego power station in Portugal

21 June 2021 — A coal power plant in Portugal that was supposed to be shut down could instead be converted into a biomass burning facility at great public expense, something activists say would harm communities and the climate. Pego’s main shareholder and its owners, Trustenergy, ENGIE and Marubeni, claim that it would burn “forest residues,” but a letter signed by over 60 organization...

Global Forest Coalition -1 month ago

[:en]Alarm over costly and polluting conversion of Pego power station in Portugal[:]

[:en]21 June 2021 — A coal power plant in Portugal that was supposed to be shut down could instead be converted into a biomass burning facility at great public expense, something activists say would harm communities and the climate. Pego’s main shareholder and its owners, Trustenergy, ENGIE and Marubeni, claim that it would burn “forest residues,” but a letter signed by over 6...

Mongabay -1 month ago

China’s efforts to accommodate ‘wandering elephants’ is overshadowed by its conflict with elephants elsewhere (commentary)

Wild elephants are awe-inspiring — even if they’re trying to kill you, as I discovered in 2004. At the time I was studying how poachers and loggers threaten native mammals in Africa’s Congo Basin. I was sneaking up on a herd of forest elephants when they suddenly charged, rushing at me like enraged, out-of-control bulldozers. […]...

USFS -1 month ago

Warming enabled upslope advance in western US forest fires

Increases in burned area and large fire occurrence are widely documented over the western United States over the past half century. Here, we focus on the elevational distribution of forest fires in mountainous ecoregions of the western United States and show the largest increase rates in burned area above 2,500 m during 1984 to 2017. Furthermore, we show that high-elevation fires advanced upslope ...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Forestry mulcher to clear the way

In 1980, the first forestry rotor was developed. Medium and high-power forestry mulchers are a fundamental tool in forestry and environmental care. They grind stumps and roots, clear the forest of fallen trees and decaying wood, as well as trees damaged by bad weather such as storms, or forest fires. Source: Timberbiz Forestry mulchers are now being increasingly employed to clear and fell trees af...

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