Rise in Forest Clearance Increasing Greenhouse Gases

Environmental News Network

Forest clearance in Southeast Asia is accelerating and leading to unprecedented increases in carbon emissions. Rise in Forest Clearance Increasing Greenhouse Gases

Satellites Reveal How Forests Increase Cloud and Cool Climate

Environmental News Network

Forests are not only key to moderating our climate by sequestering atmospheric carbon, but they also create a cooling effect by increasing low-level cloud. Satellites Reveal How Forests Increase Cloud and Cool Climate

A Forest with No Canopy

Environmental News Network

A lush canopy is a defining feature of most of the planet’s forests. A Forest with No CanopyBut canopy-forming species can be particularly vulnerable to disturbances and environmental change. .

Operation Ponderosa: Saving a Forest, Pandemic Edition

Nature Conservancy - Science

The post Operation Ponderosa: Saving a Forest, Pandemic Edition appeared first on Cool Green Science. From the Field Forests Restoration TNC ScienceAn inspiring solo adventure to help save Texas’s ponderosa pines.

New Report: State of the Science on Western Wildfires, Forests and Climate Change

Environmental News Network

New Report: State of the Science on Western Wildfires, Forests and Climate ChangeExceptionally hot and dry weather this summer has fueled dozens of wildfires across the western U.S., spewing smoke across the country and threatening to register yet another record-breaking year. .

How Climate Change and Fires Are Shaping the Forests of the Future

Environmental News Network

As temperatures rise, the risk of devastating forest fires is increasing. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are using artificial intelligence to estimate the long-term impact that an increased number of forest fires will have on forest ecosystems. .

The IOC creates an Olympic Forest

A Greener Life

It has announced the details of a project in which they set out to plant what they call the ‘Olympic Forest’ in Mali and Senegal which they say will be part of their climate-positive strategy. Africa CSR environment forests Sports sustainability IOC Olympic Forest The Olympics Tokyo 2020

Forest bathing in Green Wine Country

Green Traveler Guides

All California Green Wine Country North America Sonoma United States forest bathing forest therapy green wine tourism Red Car Vineyards shinrin-yoku| No Soap, No Stress | We eco-travelers seek experiences that offer connections with the natural world. They leave us inspired, rejuvenated and, often, more relaxed.

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Fortnite to save old growth forests 

Green Prophet

This online gaming company has decided they will use company profits to help save an Old Growth Forest in North Carolina. The post Fortnite to save old growth forests appeared first on Green Prophet. Business Nature carbon offset forests online gaming

Climate Science Researcher Contributes to Tropical Forest Vulnerability Index

Environmental News Network

Climate Science Researcher Contributes to Tropical Forest Vulnerability IndexClimate science researcher Katia Fernandes contributed to a large National Geographic-sponsored project to develop a tropical rainforest vulnerability index.

Recovery: Restoring the Floodplain Forest

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Forests Restoration TNC ScienceRestoring elms and other native trees benefits wildlife in the Connecticut River Valley.

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Tropical Forests in Africa’s Mountains Store More Carbon Than Previously Thought – But are Disappearing Fast

Environmental News Network

Scientists studying tropical forests in Africa’s mountains were surprised to uncover how much carbon they store, and how fast some of these forests are being cleared. Tropical Forests in Africa’s Mountains Store More Carbon Than Previously Thought – But are Disappearing Fast

Forest Surprise: A Wolf Story

Nature Conservancy - Science

What happens when the coyote you see on your morning hike isn't a coyote, but a lone Mexican grey wolf on a walkabout. Wildlife Endangered Species Wolves

Seeing the Forest for Its Carbon Storage

Nature Conservancy - Science

Climate Change From the Field Economics Ecosystem Services Forest Carbon Forests Natural Climate Solutions TNC ScienceIn Maine, carbon offsets markets provide a new revenue stream to keep forestlands as forestlands.

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Deforestation, Warming Flip Part of Amazon Forest From Carbon Sink to Source

Environmental News Network

Deforestation, Warming Flip Part of Amazon Forest From Carbon Sink to SourceThe study area, which represents about 20 percent of the Amazon basin, has lost 30 percent of its rainforest.

Tissues And Our Forests

Green Living Tips

Do the tissues you use contribute to the destruction of old growth forests? What we blow our noses into can impact negatively on the environment. articles & guides family personal care

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Roadless Forests See More Blazes and Greater Severity, But Fire Resilience is the Result

Environmental News Network

Roadless national forests in the American West burn more often and at a slightly higher severity than national forests with roads, but the end result for the roadless forests is greater fire resilience, Oregon State University researchers say.

Researchers help track the growth of ginseng forest farming in Pennsylvania

Environmental News Network

Researchers help track the growth of ginseng forest farming in PennsylvaniaThere is good and bad news about ginseng collection and production in Pennsylvania, and likely much of Appalachia, according to a new study conducted by Penn State researchers.

Oregon State Scientists Collaborate on Road Map for Adapting Dry Forests to New Fire Regimes

Environmental News Network

Oregon State University scientists and collaborators from throughout the West say that thinning and prescribed burning are crucial parts of adaptive management for seasonally dry, fire-dependent forests such as those east of the Cascade crest.

Extreme Heat, Dry Summers Main Cause of Tree Death in Colorado’s Subalpine Forests

Environmental News Network

Even in the absence of bark beetle outbreaks and wildfire, trees in Colorado subalpine forests are dying at increasing rates from warmer and drier summer conditions, found recent CU Boulder research. Extreme Heat, Dry Summers Main Cause of Tree Death in Colorado’s Subalpine Forests

Will Russia’s Forests Be an Asset or an Obstacle in Climate Fight?

Environmental News Network

It is the world’s largest forest, and it has been soaking up carbon dioxide from the air at an unprecedented rate. Will Russia’s Forests Be an Asset or an Obstacle in Climate Fight

NASA Study Finds Tropical Forests’ Ability to Absorb Carbon Dioxide Is Waning

Environmental News Network

NASA Study Finds Tropical Forests’ Ability to Absorb Carbon Dioxide Is WaningThe finding comes out of an effort to map where vegetation is emitting and soaking up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

A Walk in the Woods: Reading New England’s Forests

Nature Conservancy - Science

Using clues hidden in the landscape, it’s often possible to figure out what a patch of forest used to look like 100 years ago. From the Field Forests Natural History Our Nature Reads Traveling Naturalist

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Forests can bounce back after acid rain

Green Prophet

Even though 70s and 80s suffered through Acid Rain, new research shows that forest soils can bounce back. Acid rain was the fallout of industrial chemicals and pollution into forests and lakes. Wilde Distinguished Lectureship on Forest Soils. .

Can Pine Squirrels Change the Evolution of a Forest?

Nature Conservancy - Science

forests look? Wildlife Birds Forests Mammals Natural History Nature Pop ResearchCould the loud but small pine squirrel have an outsized impact on how Western U.S.

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A food forest emerges in LA's famous Venice neighborhood

Inhabitant

Community “food forests” are popping up around cities and towns across the U.S., including one on Glencoe Avenue in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Venice

"A Carbon Offset Market for [Tropical Forests]"

Environmental Economics

Time to update the encyclopedia (don't follow that link unless you can stomach self-promotion): Tropical forests store huge amounts of carbon. Forests’ carbon reserves can be monetized and sold as offsets to greenhouse gas emitters who need them to comply with regulatory emissions limits, or who voluntarily want to reduce their carbon footprint.

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Groundbreaking UML-LED Research Sheds Light On Forests’ Role in Transferring the Atmospheric Pollutant to the Environment

Environmental News Network

Toxic mercury is being deposited in forests in much higher quantities than previously thought, posing a concern for the health and well-being of people, wildlife and waterways, according to a UMass Lowell scientist investigating the source of the pollution. .

Deciding the Fate of Myanmar?s Forests

Nature Conservancy - Science

After decades of overharvesting, Myanmar’s forests teak are at a crisis point. From the Field Acoustics Asia Pacific Biodiversity Forests Myanmar forests expedition Research Science Impact ProjectBut with recent political change comes great opportunity.

Creating Mini-forests Anywhere!

Green (Living) Review

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 it carbon neutral. Using multi-layering, these forests grow 10 times faster, have 100% more biodiversity and are 30 times more dense than a typical forest. forests green living Shubhendu Sharma is an industrial engineer, who used to work for a well known car company.

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Forests: A Rising Global Climate Superpower?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Despite increasing crop and timber demands to feed a growing human population, despite the impacts of climate change on forests, and despite deforestation emissions in the tropics that are on par with those from the global transportation sector, global forests are a net sink for atmospheric carbon. By Bronson Griscom, Director of Forest Carbon Science. I make the case here that forests are a big part of the solution. Forest Ecology and Management.

Human Health At Risk As Tropical Forests Disappear

Nature Conservancy - Science

Widespread forest clearing in Indonesia could be putting people’s health at risk, as trees provide powerful cooling services. Climate Change From the Field Asia Pacific Climate Forest Carbon Forests Human Well-Being Research

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Earth911 Inspiration: Forests Are the Lungs of Our Land

AGreenLiving

Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States: “A… The post Earth911 Inspiration: Forests Are the Lungs of Our Land appeared first on Earth911. See the original post: Earth911 Inspiration: Forests Are the Lungs of Our Land. Eco appeared-first earth911 earth911-inspiration forests lungs scott the fix-it guy the-repairThis week’s quotation is from Franklin D.

Invest in future foresters

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The British Royal Forestry Society has launched an appeal and a program for investment in future foresters to encourage young people into forestry, and help them gain skills. Today 55% of foresters in this country are over 40 and only 11% are under 25. Personally I hate to use the word “industry” for forestry and woodland management and working in forests and woodlands but we lack another term for it.

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Forest restoration and thinning operations

Green (Living) Review

Forest restoration initiatives reduce wildfire risk and produces responsible timber by Michael Smith (Veshengro), RFS, RFA, EcoFor Forests that are overcrowded with small diameter trees are more susceptible to devastating wildfires, as smaller trees act as kindling to fuel the blaze and as veritable ladders that allow flames to reach the forest canopy. What is forest thinning? Nobody wants to clear-cut the forests, as that would be rather counterproductive.

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A tropical forest will soon grow in Helsinki and provide all the citys heat

Inhabitant

Hot Heart is a series of islands that store thermal energy and can support tropical forest ecosystems from all over the world

Who Owns the Forest?

Cool Green Science

But this March, his commitment to his land and people ended in triumph when he, together with the current village head, led his Dayak Lebo community to become the first village in Berau District to have an area of 8,245 hectares (more than 20,000 acres) allocated by the Ministry of Forestry as their designated village forest. The Forest is Central to Identity. Instead, the Ministry of Forestry in Jakarta and the district governments largely determine how forests will be managed.

Illegal Logging & Energy Shortages Pressure Myanmar’s Forests

Nature Conservancy - Science

Facilitated by organized crime, illegal logging threatens to destroy Myanmar’s forests. From the Field Asia Pacific Energy Forest Carbon Forests Myanmar forests expeditionBut a national energy crisis and the ensuing fuelwood demand pose an equal threat.

Even Forest Superpowers Have Limits

Nature Conservancy - Science

The author (background) in the field investigating forest superpowers. By Peter Ellis, Forest Carbon Scientist. Can Forests Save Us? A new paper out in the Journal Nature this week adds a frightening twist to an enduring mystery around the role of forests and climate change. Forests’ biosequestration superpowers may be running out. Forests have superpowers? We’ve long appreciated the important role forests play in the global carbon cycle.

The Nobel Prize in forest economics?

Environmental Economics

valuation of forest protection programs": Journal of Forest Economics 17 (2011):35-52. piece of research in applying contingent valuation of welfare effects of forest conservation in the special case of Eastern Hemlock in the. forest sites with different environmental benefits. Elsevier, and the Department of Forest Economics at the Swedish. Yours sincerely, Runar Brännlund, Ola Carlén, Peichen Gong Editors Journal of Forest Economics.

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In Pictures: A Journey Through Myanmar?s Great Teak Forests

Nature Conservancy - Science

A week spent living and working in an active logging camp deep in some of Myanmar’s best remaining teak forests where people are working to save their most valuable natural resource, before it’s too late. From the Field Forests Myanmar forests expedition Photography Sustainability

Food forests manage themselves

Green (Living) Review

On a suburban Kansas lot at the corner of 55th and Mastin streets, an experiment is underway: A food forest is growing crops, creating economic value and, most notably, doing most of the work on its own. The 10,000-square-foot garden is not tended to daily, at least not by human beings.

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The Oldest Food Forest in Britain

Green (Living) Review

Visit Graham and Nancy Bell, permaculture teachers and creators of the oldest permaculture food forest in Britain. Now one of Britain''s first forest gardens is a diverse temperate food forest that mostly takes care of itself. forest gardens green living permaculture Over 20 years ago, they began planting a wide range of fruit trees, vegetables, perennials and much more in a field behind their cottage.

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