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The Guardian -2 weeks ago

'Part of German soul' under threat as forests die

Action plan to be drawn up as dry summers, storms and pests destroy swathes of woodlandA catastrophic combination of heat, drought, storms, forest fires, beetle plagues and a fungi blight have so far this year destroyed swathes of German forest equivalent to more than 200,000 football fields.Forests are one of the most efficient ways to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and in Germany alone they ar...

Mongabay -2 weeks ago

Haze from fires, Indonesia’s national ‘embarrassment,’ are back

Three years after forest fires in Indonesia sent huge volumes of smoke billowing into Malaysia and Singapore, the Southeast Asian neighbors are dealing with a repeat of the “embarrassing” transboundary haze problem. This year’s dry season is expected to be particularly harsh, after a relatively mild interlude since the 2015 fires and haze, due to […]...

Climate Home -2 weeks ago

Indonesian government under pressure to stamp out toxic haze

Rampant forest fires are causing polluting smog to travel to neighbouring Malaysia and Singapore, sending air quality plummeting in Southeast Asia The post Indonesian government under pressure to stamp out toxic haze appeared first on Climate Home News....

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Effects of experimental fires on the phylogenetic and functional diversity of woody species in a neotropical forest

Publication date: 15 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 450Author(s): Caroline C. Nóbrega, Paulo M. Brando, Divino V. Silvério, Leandro Maracahipes, Paulo de MarcoAbstractAlthough tropical forest fires are naturally rare, they have become more frequent and intense in response to recent changes in land use and climate. This shift in fire regime may drive widespread forest d...

Mongabay -4 weeks ago

Top court holds Indonesian government liable over 2015 forest fires

JAKARTA — Indonesia’s highest court has upheld a ruling holding the government, including the president, liable for the disastrous forest fires and resultant haze that blanketed large swaths of the country in 2015. The court ruled that the government must accommodate the demands of the plaintiffs, a coalition of citizens and environmental activists, for more […]...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Vietnam timber exports to reach $11b

Việt Nam’s export of timber and wood products is expected to reach US$11 billion this year, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Xuân Cường. Mr Cường said export value reached $5.23 billion in the first half of this year, up 20% compared with the same period in 2018.  Source: Viet Nam News “The increase of exports of timber and wood products have contrib...

WRI -1 month ago

Will the Start of Forest Fires Season Hamper Indonesia’s Progress in Reducing Deforestation?

Will the Start of Forest Fires Season Hamper Indonesia’s Progress in Reducing Deforestation? Comments|Add Comment|PrintForest and peat fires in Riau, Indonesia. Photo by Julius Lawalata/WRI Indonesia brought its deforestation rate down for the second year in a row in 2018 after experiencing record highs. This downward trend was bright spot for the world’s forests: Tropical forests around the w...

EEPN -2 months ago

Tree plantation wildfires in Spain are a warning sign

Temperatures have peaked at record highs in many parts of Europe this week, and the consequences are being felt severely in Europe’s forests. As highlighted in a discussion document published by the EPN earlier this year, there is an increasingly clear link between climate change, large-scale industrial tree plantations and forest fires. In Northern Spain, […]...

Elsevier -2 months ago

Incentivizing compliance: Evaluating the effectiveness of targeted village incentives for reducing burning in Indonesia

Publication date: Available online 27 June 2019Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): John D. Watts, Luca Tacconi, Nindita Hapsari, Silvia Irawan, Sean Sloan, Triyoga WidiastomoAbstractPeriodic peat and forest fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan result in haze that blankets Indonesia and neighboring countries, with effects on human health, the environment and the economy. Although the prevailin...

Mongabay -2 months ago

Brazil’s Roraima state at mercy of 2019 wildfires as federal funds dry up

Millions in federal budget cuts have reduced the Amazon state’s ability to fight record forest fires in 2019, with many more wildfires expected....

World Bank -2 months ago

Knowledge Beyond Forests

In 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) identified pathways to curtailing global emissions to 1.5Oc—all included planting forests and protecting existing forests to reduce and avoid further emissions. Catastrophic forest fires, made worse by climate change, sharply increased the urgency to adapt forest management practices. New research showed that biodiversity loss is even...

World Bank -2 months ago

Understanding the Impacts of Climate Change on Forest Fires and Identifying Options for Resilience

Program Summary The development objective of this activity is to increase knowledge and awareness about the impacts of forest fires in a changing climate and identify effective response strategies and actions to build the resilience of forests and communities. Challenge ...