Deforestation

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CM asks forest dept to incentivise tree plantation

Dehradun, Sept 18 (PTI) In a bid to incentivise tree plantation across Uttarakhand and expand the green cover, Chief Minister Harish Rawat today asked the Forest department to pay Rs 300 to everyone who plants a tree under a government scheme.He also ... [Published Press Trust of India - 18 mins ago]
Entities: Harish Rawat
First reported 39 mins ago - Updated 39 mins ago - 1 reports

Rumble In The Jungle Redux

The Centre must empower forest-dwellers and strengthen legislation instead of bypassing the Forest Rights Act and playing into increased conflict, says Ushinor MajumdarBouncing back Despite recent reverses, the Maoists claim to have added hundreds of ... [Published Tehelka - 39 mins ago]
First reported 50 mins ago - Updated 50 mins ago - 1 reports

Whats next for High Carbon Stock (HCS)

Steering Group Established to Oversee the High Carbon Stock (HCS) ApproachA number of global companies committed to removing deforestation from their supply chains have joined forces with NGOs and organisations including TFT to explore how the HCS approach ... [Published The Forest Trust - 50 mins ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Sweden backs new global fund to secure community land rights

By Megan RowlingBARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sweden plans to announce at the U.N. climate summit next week funding of around $14 million for a new body that will provide grants and expertise to help indigenous peoples and forest communities ... [Published Town Hall - 1 hour ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 4 reports

Climate Change Is Making Trees Grow Rapidly

The Earth’s forests are a crucial resource for absorbing human carbon output and slowing, at least to a degree, the pace of climate change. But climate change also is altering the forests themselves. For one thing, it seems to be making trees in some ... [Published Discovery Channel - 14 hours ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Conservation minister admits govt has failed to stop illegal logging

:05Ponetaung Ponenyar area in Magway region seen during 2013 (Photo-Aung Zaw Tun)The Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry is unable to control the illegal timber trade despite the export ban on raw logs imposed on April 1, its minister ... [Published Eleven Myanmar - 2 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Distressed business investment in the new environment - Part 2

The new environment makes possible a range of approaches for businesses at different levels of distress. Each is right for some occasions but they need to be used intelligently to avoid undue exposure to risk.Please click below for full newsletter:Part ... [Published Fladgate - 3 hours ago]
Entities: Environment, Risk
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 2 reports

California wildfire in national forest threatens at least 1,600 homes

Reuters: Fire crews in California's rugged Sierra Nevada battled to gain the upper hand on Wednesday against a blaze that threatened 1,600 homes and has displaced 2,100 residents as flames roared for a fifth day through dry timber and brush west of Lake ... [Published Water Conserve: News - 19 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 2 reports

Activists Appeal for Indonesian Environment

Activists have launched an urgent appeal calling upon outgoing Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to step up protection of the only ecosystem that houses Sumatran orangutans, rhinos, elephants and tigers.End of Icons, an initiative led by the ... [Published Epoch Times - 17 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 2 reports

Spruce cones harvested for Alaska reforestation

Alaska Division of Forestry officials say thousands of white spruce cones have been harvested in the Fairbanks area for future timber sale stock.Click to Continue » ... [Published South Carolina Enquirer-Herald - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 2 reports

Government shown red card for poor environmental performance

An influential committee of MPs has published a damning report cataloguing the current government's poor performance on environmental issues.The government has been given several red cards in the Environmental Audit Committee's 'Environmental Scorecard ... [Published Farming Online - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 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 - Sep 16 2014]

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"But we must also value the rights of those who inhabit these areas and are stewards of the natural resources they contain. Failure to do so has resulted in much of the local conflict plaguing economic development today.”"
"For students looking at universities around Ontario with respect to environmental initiatives, Laurentian's offerings might not have been that obvious -- despite our great logo (of a windblown tree) and our geographical location" said Buchanan. "The school will showcase that."
"By using science, we can address the vulnerability of certain coastal areas to storm surge of Typhoon Yolanda level,” said Japanese researcher Masaya Yoshikai during his presentation."
"The pending lawsuit is in mediation now, and we are dreading the potential results of possibly cutting down and further damaging this land. We never wanted mediation anyway. We felt the results would not be so much on the side of conservation" she said

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CM asks forest dept to incentivise tree plantation [Published Press Trust of India - 18 mins ago]
Rumble In The Jungle Redux [Published Tehelka - 39 mins ago]
Whats next for High Carbon Stock (HCS) [Published The Forest Trust - 50 mins ago]
Sweden backs new global fund to secure communit... [Published Town Hall - 1 hour ago]
Conservation minister admits govt has failed to... [Published Eleven Myanmar - 2 hours ago]
Distressed business investment in the new envir... [Published Fladgate - 3 hours ago]
Nineteen easy ways students can help save Mothe... [Published EcoSeed - 3 hours ago]
Deforestation increases in the Amazon [Published Fordaq - 4 hours ago]
REDD+ needs to protect forests and boost rural ... [Published Responding to Climate Change - 4 hours ago]
Protected areas in Uganda – reducing climate ch... [Published International Union for Conservation of Nature - 5 hours ago]
Dad was found hanged in woods [Published Oxford Mail - 6 hours ago]
Workshop for forest landowners set this weekend [Published The Washington Times stories: News - 6 hours ago]
Term limits (yet again) [Published Leadville Herald - 6 hours ago]
Finland: Earnings of nearly €100/ha of forest [Published Fordaq - 6 hours ago]
Watery grass or drought: the grazing challenges... [Published Irish Examiner - 7 hours ago]
Timber exploitation too high [Published Kuensel Online - 7 hours ago]
Editorial: Help police by staying out of the wo... [Published Pocono Record - 7 hours ago]
LU opens School of Environment in Sudbury [Published Sudbury Star - 7 hours ago]
A dream walk through a magical cloud forest [Published GMA News Online - 8 hours ago]
Grass growth figures: September dry-spell puts ... [Published Irish Farmers Journal Interactive - 10 hours ago]
Bear climbs up Lehighton tree, runs back into w... [Published WFMZ-TV Online - 10 hours ago]
Phl urged to tap S&T to boost coastal management [Published Philippine Star - 11 hours ago]
Suit over oceanfront views goes behind closed d... [Published Charleston Post and Courier - 11 hours ago]
Environmental tests ‘a must’, say r... [Published IrishExaminer.com - Ireland - 13 hours ago]
It takes a village of kids to raise of forest [Published Kamloops This Week - 13 hours ago]
Gas development might impact forest birds [Published Independentweekender.com - 13 hours ago]
Recession causes crash, slow recovery in Kansas... [Published Midwest Producer - 14 hours ago]
Climate Change Is Making Trees Grow Rapidly [Published Discovery Channel - 14 hours ago]
Ind. still land of farm & forest [Published Journal-Press - 15 hours ago]
War and peace – and war again? [Published Guardian.co.uk - 15 hours ago]
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Why U.S. Donuts Just Got More Environmentally F... [Published Think Progress - 17 hours ago]
CREDIT: Shutterstock As of Wednesday, your corner donut shop could be significantly more sustainable and forest-friendly. After months of urging, Krispy Kreme, the American global donut and coffee chain, committed to frying its donuts in palm oil ...
California wildfire in national forest threaten... [Published Water Conserve: News - 19 hours ago]
Reuters: Fire crews in California's rugged Sierra Nevada battled to gain the upper hand on Wednesday against a blaze that threatened 1,600 homes and has displaced 2,100 residents as flames roared for a fifth day through dry timber and brush west of Lake ...
Dunkin’ Donuts cleans up its palm-oil act [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - Sep 16 2014]
If you were looking for an excuse to stop and get a cruller at Dunkin’, here you go: Dunkin’ Donuts just committed to buy all its palm oil from sources that do not cut down the rainforest. In case you didn’t know: Doughnuts have been fried in palm ...
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 ...
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Ready for a "much better growth environment"? [Published Your Money with Chuck Jaffe - Jul 10 2014]
Multi-year study sees species wiped-out by fore... [Published Reuters Video: Business - Apr 13 2014]
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Foresters receives A.M. Best "A" Excellent rati... [Published Financial Services - Jul 17 2014]
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