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CBD -4 days ago

Driven away by forest fires, wild horses return to Turkey's Antalya

One month after the forest fires that ravaged the southern Turkish province of Antalya, wild horses who fled their habitat are back to Eynif Plain. Herds of free-roaming horses in Ibradi district, one of the locations hit by the forest fires that continued from July to August, dazzle visitors to the plain....

USFS -2 weeks ago

Bark charcoal reflectance may have the potential to estimate the heat delivered to tree boles by wildland fires

Currently, our ability to link wildland fire behaviour to fire effects is through the lens of fire severity assessments, because there are no ground-based post-fire metrics that are able to quantitively capture aspects of heat transfer to plants. This presents a particular challenge when considering tree mortality linked to cambial damage, which can occur in both low-intensity surface fires throug...

Mongabay -2 weeks ago

After surge, Amazon deforestation slows for second straight month

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon declined for the second straight month according to data released today by the Brazilian government. Brazil’s national space research institute INPE detected 918 square kilometers of forest clearing during August 2021, down 32% from a year ago. That follows a 10% year-over-year decline in July. Year to date, INPE’s DETER […]...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Long-range drone Avy Aera tested to fight fires in Holland

The go-ahead was given for the test phases 2 and 3 to detect wildfires with the long-range drone Avy Aera. The Veluwe Forest Fire Committee (VBC) and Avy are jointly investigating the use of drones for the early detection of wildfires. Using artificial intelligence to find such fires is new in The Netherlands. Source: Timberbiz Test phase 1, which took place in February demonstrated that the drone...

USFS -3 weeks ago

Disturbance refugia within mosaics of forest fire, drought, and insect outbreaks

Disturbance refugia – locations that experience less severe or frequent disturbances than the surrounding landscape – provide a framework to highlight not only where and why these biological legacies persist as adjacent areas change but also the value of those legacies in sustaining biodiversity. Recent studies of disturbance refugia in forest ecosystems have focused primarily on fire, with a ...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Finland’s forests fire up debate over EU green strategy

Donald Trump was so impressed by Finland’s forestry management that the former US president famously claimed that the Nordic nation had all but eliminated forest fires due to “raking and cleaning”. The comments may have been met by widespread bemusement in a country that is more covered by forest than any other in Europe. Source: Financial Times But now Finland’s forests, how they are...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Opinion: Brian Butler – Canada needs a balanced conversation on forests

I was extremely concerned by Anthony Britneff’s commentary “Move BC’s (Canada) forestry jobs into other sectors,” which suggested the transition of 40,000 forest workers into “non-destructive forest and value-added enterprises” (ie tourism). Not only was his statement extremely offensive to forest workers, but he ignores BC forestry’s leading sustainable forest management practices...

CBD -3 weeks ago

Study shows impacts of deforestation and forest burning on biodiversity in the Amazon

A new study, co-authored by University of Arizona researchers and published in the Sept. 1 issue of Nature, provides the first quantitative assessment of how environmental policies on deforestation, along with forest fires and drought, have impacted the diversity of plants and animals in the Amazon....

CBD -1 month ago

Burning forests and burning coal: Turkey's climate conundrum

The forest fires that raged across the Mediterranean for the past few weeks have brought levels of devastation to the Southern coast of Turkey not seen in decades. With almost 300 blazes and a total scorched area that is nine times the average of previous years, the blazes initially overwhelmed Turkish firefighters, and offers of support came flooding in from near and far....

timberbiz -1 month ago

French oak the latest wood to be in short supply

A dwindling supply of French oak has seen the price of barrels soaring to around $2000 a pop in Australia, which is also experiencing shipping delays. As if Australia’s wine producers had not had enough to contend with over the past 18 months. Sources: The Drinks Business, The Australian, Timberbiz Their problems have included soaring temperatures and forest fires hitting the volume and quality ...

Springer -2 months ago

Geoecological parameters indicate discrepancies between potential and actual forest area in the forest-steppe of Central Mongolia

Abstract Background Forest distribution in the forest-steppe of Mongolia depends on relief, permafrost, and climate, and is highly sensitive to climate change and anthropogenic disturbance. Forest fires and logging decreased the forest area in the forest-steppe of Mongolia. The intention of this study was to identify the geoecologica...

CBD -2 months ago

Disaster-struck Turkey faces toll of climate change

From flash floods to forest fires, drought to "sea snot", Turkey is bearing the brunt of increasingly frequent disasters blamed on climate change, putting pressure on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to act....

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