Deforestation

First reported 38 mins ago - Updated 38 mins ago - 1 reports

Temperature drives forest biomass distribution [Ecology]

Peter B. Reich a , b , 1 , Yunjian Luo c , John B. Bradford d , Hendrik Poorter e , Charles H. Perry f , and Jacek Oleksyn a , g a Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota , St. Paul, MN 55108; b Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, ... [Published PNAS - 38 mins ago]
Entities: Biomass, Ecology, Carbon, Climate
First reported 40 mins ago - Updated 40 mins ago - 1 reports

Food forest growing in the middle of Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. –  The Charleston Area Alliance has turned urban blight into an urban orchard. CAA unveiled its food forest on Charleston’s West Side Tuesday. Community members turned out to help plant fruit trees.They were donated through funding by ... [Published WVMetroNews - 40 mins ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

You Might Have Just Bought an Illegally Cut Piece of the Rainforest

If you've just been shopping at the supermarket or hardware store, chances are you've brought a little bit of tropical rainforest home with you. And chances are some of it was illegally cleared.That's because the goods you bought contain everyday commodities ... [Published Huffington Post Canada - 1 hour ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Don't Believe the Alarmist Talk About Forests

Should we be worried about the future of our forests? You might think so if you've come across one of several recent media stories citing a University of Maryland study prepared in collaboration with environmentalist groups like Greenpeace. According ... [Published Huffington Post Canada - 1 hour ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Over 500 Forest Owners attend Timber Marketing events in Kilkenny and Westmeath

Teagasc, in association with the Forest Service and the Irishtimber industry, held two regional timber marketing events incounties Kilkenny and Westmeath over the last few weeks. Morethan five hundred forest owners, with forests coming up forthinning, ... [Published Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority - 1 hour ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Protecting the endangered Orang-Utan

A pioneering study carried out by researchers from the School of Biosciences have identified new ways to protect Borneo’s endangered orang-utans. The research examined opportunities to improve wildlife corridors in a rapidly changing environment.More ... [Published MyScience - 2 hours ago]
Entities: Threat, Borneo, Environment
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

EAC: Gov gets 'red card' for environmental performance during parliament on wildlife protection, flooding prevention and air quality

Tuesday 16th September 2014 | 00:01 Environmental Audit Committee press releaseThe Government has been given a ‘red card’ for its efforts to reduce health-damaging air pollution, protect biodiversity and prevent flooding in a scorecard assessment of its ... [Published PoliticsHome - 12 hours ago]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 3 reports

Govt Denies Report of Illegal Land Clearing for Palm Oil Use

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Agriculture Minister Suswono denies accusations of illegal forest clearings for oil palm plantation use. Palm oil plantations, he said, make use of abandoned land to reduce global emissions. "Deforestation occurred in the past. Abandoned ... [Published Tempo.co - 7 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 2 reports

Nature's bounty from province's vast forests

Northeast China's Heilongjiang province is renowned for its massive forest coverage - one third of the nation's total - and an abundance of other natural resources.To protect the forest, workers no longer log trees but have instead starting to work in ... [Published CHINAdaily - 14 hours ago]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 2 reports

Amazon Rainforest Is Losing Its 'Flying Rivers' Due to Climate Change

A lack of "flying rivers," vapor clouds from the Amazon that carry rain, is drying up rivers and reservoirs in central and southeast Brazil.The Amazon rainforest acts as a huge "water pump" to spread humidity from the trees through the air, but that vital ... [Published Auto World News - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 3 reports

Private landowners unveil charter

An organisation representing Scottish landowners has unveiled a set of commitments to good land ownership.Scottish Land and Estates said its new charter included a "need for all landowners to be open, inclusive, enabling and responsible".The body said ... [Published BBC - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 4 reports

Fire in grass cuttings

(10327356)First published in News by A FIRE broke out in some grass cuttings behind Carlisle Road, Ronkswood, Worcester, at 1.22pm today.One crew attended but they were not required. ... [Published Dudley News - Sep 14 2014]

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...Greenpeace is calling on Indonesian citizens to be part of the "Tigers Eye Community'ù, to protect the Indonesian forest from destruction. Greenpeace is urging the government to take immediate action to protect the habitat by expanding moratorium areas, evaluate existing permits and implement full peatland forest protection."
An Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) is defined as "an unbroken expanse of natural ecosystems within the zone of current forest extent, showing no signs of significant human activity, and large enough that all native biodiversity, including viable populations of wide-ranging species, could be maintained." Note that this definition does not exclude human activity, as long as it is low-intensity activity
...been because of some ill-advised urban planning," said Salim Beigh, member of the National Monument Authority at a seminar in Press Club of India. "The government needs to restore the flood plains and rejuvenate water ways to act as cushions for floods"
...and diverse forest ecosystems within the state of Texas ," Hughes Simpson , project manager for the Texas longleaf conservation grant, said. "The forest sector contributes $27 billion dollars to the Texas economy annually. This project will add to that contribution, while providing critical habitat to endangered plant and animal species in Texas , resulting in healthy, working forests."

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Food forest growing in the middle of Charleston [Published WVMetroNews - 40 mins ago]
You Might Have Just Bought an Illegally Cut Pie... [Published Huffington Post Canada - 1 hour ago]
Don't Believe the Alarmist Talk About Forests [Published Huffington Post Canada - 1 hour ago]
Over 500 Forest Owners attend Timber Marketing ... [Published Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority - 1 hour ago]
Protecting the endangered Orang-Utan [Published MyScience - 2 hours ago]
Beach Town Residents Reject Mangrove Deforestat... [Published Irrawaddy - 2 hours ago]
Kashmir floods - a story of destroyed ecology [Published Hindustan Times - 2 hours ago]
FFF Holds Sensitization On Alternative Energy S... [Published AllAfrica.com - 2 hours ago]
1,500 mangrove trees planted to preserve forest [Published Selangorku - 3 hours ago]
Protecting and restoring biodiversity: Chiquita... [Published Fresh Plaza - 4 hours ago]
Method, system and program product for simulati... [Published Free Patents Online - 5 hours ago]
Study links deforestation, climate change [Published Yale Daily News - 6 hours ago]
Paper : Funding Available to Private Landowners... [Published 4 Traders - 6 hours ago]
Mandate for a new green tax commission [Published Regjeringen.no - 7 hours ago]
Wyden should resist timber industry’s push for ... [Published Register-Guard - 7 hours ago]
Concern over Governmentâs moves to dilute the n... [Published AlertNet - 7 hours ago]
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âDeep, recurrent structural problemsâ lie behin... [Published AlertNet - 8 hours ago]
Scots landowners launch charter to cut bad prac... [Published Farmers Weekly Interactive - 8 hours ago]
Rugged notepads to manage sustainable forests [Published EE Publishers - 9 hours ago]
Tale of two commodities—rubber and palm oil [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - 10 hours ago]
11 000 trees to create urban forest [Published Property24 - 10 hours ago]
VP: Economic activities should correspond to en... [Published Islamic Republic News Agency - 11 hours ago]
2014 state election environment forums: in the ... [Published Wilderness Society Australia - 11 hours ago]
ECHO supports Granger’s call for local govt. el... [Published Kaieteur News - 11 hours ago]
Green award: Forester’s 42 years of work marked [Published Yorkshire Evening Post - 12 hours ago]
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Food Forests Could Bring Healthy Organic Food T... [Published Green (Living) Review - Sep 14 2014]
Food forests or Forest gardening have been around for a long time with many of the native cultures practicing this form of sustainable agriculture. It is a form of low-maintenance plant-based food production which replicates natural ecosystems, incorporating ...
Creating Mini-forests Anywhere! [Published Green (Living) Review - Sep 13 2014]
Shubhendu Sharma is an industrial engineer, who used to work for a well known car company. Now he makes mini forests - everywhere. Whilst at the car company, Shubhendu met Akira Miyawaki who was brought in to grow a forest in the factory to make ...
Latin America Green News: Energy and deforestat... [Published Switchboard, from NRDC - Sep 12 2014]
Carolina Herrera, Latin America Advocate, Washington DC Latin America Green News  is a selection of weekly news highlights about environmental and energy issues in Latin America.   September 8th – 12th, 2014 Energy The Chinese energy firm, Envision, ...
Poll shows wide partisan gap in importance of e... [Published E2-Wire - Sep 12 2014]
Democratic voters are nearly twice as like as Republicans to say the environment is “very important” in this year’s midterm elections, a new poll has found.Sixty-nine percect of Democrats said the environment was very important, making it the third.. ...
FSC makes big strides [Published Greenpeace news - Sep 12 2014]
This week, Greenpeace has been squirreled away in meetings with members of the FSC's General Assembly, the membership body that makes decisions about how FSC is governed. To be frank, we've been pretty critical of FSC over the last few years. ...
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Ready for a "much better growth environment"? [Published Your Money with Chuck Jaffe - Jul 10 2014]
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