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timberbiz -2 days ago

Opinion: Nicholas Kristof – lessons on cooperation between tree huggers and loggers

One of the most venomous battles in our polarized nation is the one that has unfolded between loggers and environmentalists in timber towns like this one in the snow-capped Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon. Yet, astonishingly, peace has broken out here. Loggers and tree-huggers who once loathed and feared each other have learned to hold their noses and cooperate — and this may have saved the tow...

CBD -1 week ago

Northern forest fires could accelerate climate change

New research indicates that the computer-based models currently used to simulate how Earth's climate will change in the future underestimate the impact that forest fires and drying climate are having on the world's northernmost forests, which make up the largest forest biome on the planet....

USFS -2 weeks ago

2021 Vaccination Efforts Coronado National Forest, Arizona

2021 vaccination efforts, Coronado National Forest, Arizona. Interviewees include Annette Ayala, Helitech Crew and vaccinator; Steven Miranda, Branch Director for vaccine efforts and Forest Fire Management Officer; John Manthei, Branch Director for vaccine efforts and Deputy Fire Staff Officer....

Springer -2 weeks ago

Forest fire and law: an analysis of Turkish forest fire legislation based on Food and Agriculture Organization criteria

Abstract Background Because of climate and forest vegetation, Turkey has regions (particularly the Mediterranean and Aegean regions) that are vulnerable to forest fires. Approximately 2000 forest fires have occurred every year for the last 20 years, with at least 48% of them caused by humans. This percentage increases to 71% when the...

The Guardian -2 weeks ago

‘Teeming with biodiversity’: green groups buy Belize forest to protect it ‘in perpetuity’

Conservation organisations purchase 950 sq km biodiversity hotspot, helping to secure a vital wildlife corridor“These logs are historic,” says Elma Kay, standing in Belize Maya Forest, where she has been doing an inventory of felled trees. “These are the last logs that were cut here, for mahogany and other hardwoods, left behind by the previous logging company.”Trees will no longer be cut ...

CBD -3 weeks ago

Forest protection: Armed with phones and seeds, jobless Kenyans tackle illegal logging

Standing under a thick green canopy in coastal Kenya's Shim Hills, Mohamed Mwaramuno squints at his fellow forest ranger's smartphone. With about a dozen rangers, he has been using an app that through satellite feeds maps signs of forest fires, illegal logging and people encroaching on water sources, to stem worsening deforestation in Kwale County during the COVID-19 pandemic....

CIFOR -3 weeks ago

Boreal forest fires can be forecast by monitoring warm and dry air masses, study finds

High-pressure systems and air flows from the south are a deadly combination...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Roundtable creates wood flow for Green Triangle

New domestic manufacturing opportunities, optimising wood flow and commitments to research and development headlined the Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub’s (GTFIH) briefing with SA Premier Stephen Marshall this week. Source: Timberbiz Hub chair Ian McDonnell led an industry roundtable featuring representation from the full breadth of the supply chain with the Premier supported by local parli...

CBD -4 weeks ago

Eat, roam, repeat: Can the bison's big appetite stop Spain's forest fires?

As the temperatures begin to rise, Spain is braced for another summer of the forest fires that over the past 10 years have destroyed about 741,000 hectares (1.8m acres) of forest....

USFS -4 weeks ago

Forest fire prediction modeling in the Terai Arc Landscape of the lesser Himalayas using the maximum entropy method

The Terai Arc Landscape (TAL) is an ecologically important region of the Indian subcontinent, where anthropogenic habitat loss and forest fragmentation are major issues. The most prominent threat is forest fires because of their impacts on the microhabitat and macrohabitat characteristics and the resulting disruption of ecological processes. Moreover, wildfire aggravates conflicts between humans a...

CBD -4 weeks ago

Why India and Nepal's forest fires are worrying scientists

The lush-green mountains in the background usually make the famous Nainital lake in Uttarakhand state of northern India more picturesque. But for several weeks now haze from forest fires has hidden the mountains, and the lake's beauty has visibly shrunk....

Elsevier -4 weeks ago

Resilient landscapes to prevent catastrophic forest fires: Socioeconomic insights towards a new paradigm

Publication date: July 2021Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 128Author(s): Sven Wunder, Dave E. Calkin, Val Charlton, Sarah Feder, Inazio Martínez de Arano, Peter Moore, Francisco Rodríguez y Silva, Luca Tacconi, Cristina Vega-García...

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