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World Bank -3 days 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 -1 week 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 ...

Elsevier -3 weeks ago

Impacts of the 1.5 °C global warming target on future burned area in the Brazilian Cerrado

Publication date: 15 August 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 446Author(s): Patrícia S. Silva, Ana Bastos, Renata Libonati, Julia A. Rodrigues, Carlos C. DaCamaraAbstractWorldwide, fires have substantial economic, social and health-related impacts. Brazil is one of the most affected areas in the globe, particularly the Cerrado, a savanna-like biome, whose composition, structure, s...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Victorian RFAs not up to scratch says consultation paper

Victoria’s Regional Forest Agreements (RFA) have not met the timber industry’s expectations but must include the likely impact of climate change and threats to endangered species, according to a report on the RFA process. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz “The Victorian RFAs have not achieved long-term stability of supply for the timber industry,” said Dr Bill Jackson in his consultatio...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Canada to argue US duties with NAFTA after industry downturn

Western Forest Products CEO Don Demens will be speaking to a NAFTA panel to argue that American softwood lumber duties should not be applied to the cedar products the company makes. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) does not cover softwood lumber, which was excluded from NAFTA and was not included in the recently renegotiated agreement. Source: BIV However, chapter 19 of the agreem...

ScienceDaily -2 months ago

Forest fires accelerating snowmelt across western US

Forest fires are causing snow to melt earlier in the season, a trend occurring across the western US that may affect water supplies and trigger even more fires, according to a new study....

timberbiz -2 months ago

Fuel reduction burning a must for Australian forests

Veteran firefighter Ewan Waller has called for fuel reduction burning to be an integral part of a visionary, long-term policy for managing fire in the forest. His thoughts were prompted by the recent fires in Gippsland and his memories of the Black Saturday inferno when he experienced the nauseating feeling of walking over the charred remains of countless birds. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbi...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Possum pal for Forestry NSW

A dazed juvenile brushtail possum rescued by Forestry Corporation of NSW staff has given a cheeky wave of thanks after a recent fire on Perricoota State Forest. The photo was taken by Forestry Corporation staff Jean Dind of colleague Phil Murphy relocating the possum while they were firefighting. Source: Timberbiz “The possum appeared to have been affected by smoke and fell out of its tree in ...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Possum pal fell for Forestry NSW

A dazed juvenile brushtail possum rescued by Forestry Corporation of NSW staff has given a cheeky wave of thanks after a recent fire on Perricoota State Forest. The photo was taken by Forestry Corporation staff Jean Dind of colleague Phil Murphy relocating the possum while they were firefighting. Source: Timberbiz “The possum appeared to have been affected by smoke and fell out of its tree in ...

Mongabay -2 months ago

Palm oil, logging firms the usual suspects as Indonesia fires flare anew

JAKARTA — Oil palm and logging companies in Indonesia have come into public glare once again as another season of forest fires flares up in Sumatra. Hotspots have been detected in 12 concessions in Sumatra’s Riau province, a perennial tinderbox where huge swaths of the land have been carved up for palm estates and logging […]...

CFS -2 months ago

Factors influencing fire suppression success in the province of Quebec (Canada)

In the managed forest of Canada, forest fires are actively suppressed through efficient initial attack capability; however, the impact of different factors on the suppression success remains to be understood. The aim of this paper was to analyze the influence of operational suppression objectives (fire detection, initial attack, and fire control) along with fire intensity, fuel type, fire ignition...

ScienceDaily -3 months ago

Wild bees flock to forested areas affected by severe fire

A groundbreaking two-year study in southern Oregon found greater abundance and diversity of wild bees in areas that experienced moderate and severe forest fires compared to areas with low-severity fires....