Back to the Forest ? but first, Flamingos!

10,000 Birds

There aren’t many places on the planet where one can mention the words ‘forest’ and ‘flamingo’ together. Thankfully, this uncommonly seen tanager casually went about its business and I was afforded the luxury of being able to adjust my settings for the forest. Those experiences also served to illustrate a point that was enforced several times during our birding session within the forest that morning. Lists for the coast and forest.

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One Billion Trees: Expanding Global Forest Conservation

Conservancy Talk

By Bill Toomey, Conservation Science Lead for Plant a Billion Trees. One billion trees. . Even for someone who, everyday, deals with the science and mathematics around the question of how many trees can we plant to help save the planet, one billion is a hard number to comprehend. It’s planting one million trees one thousand times. That’s a lot of trees. And we need forests: Trees and forests help sustain all life on Earth.

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Sustainable forest management benefits people and the Planet

Green (Living) Review

That’s why we need fresh fiber harvested from responsibly managed forests, too. Would it not be for the paper industry many thousands – tens of thousands – of hectares of forest land would not exists and those forests could they not be used for the production of paper would end up being built upon and thus giving us even more urban and suburban developments and less green spaces. forest management forestry sustainable forestry

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To tree or not to tree, that is the question

Green (Living) Review

Often it is reckoned that a real tree is better than an artificial one for reasons that the latter is made from oil-based materials, often, and thus has a serious impact on the environment. Natural Christmas trees, however, also are not without an impact on the environment and the Planet. Far from it and especially the “Christmas tree farms” are a problem to the environment in that they, more often than not, are the wrong kind of trees in the wrong place.

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Monkey puzzles: an iconic tree under threat

Green (Living) Review

The monkey puzzle tree is under threat in its native Chile, but UK gardeners can help. Robbie Blackhall-Miles explains how Listen to Robbie Blackhall-Miles talk about monkey puzzles in our new podcast on trees I sat in a state of dismay as I read about the forest fires threatening Chile. Climate change has been causing the country’s Araucanía region to become increasingly hotter and drier and the forest fires it sees to become ever more frequent.

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Why Real Christmas Trees Are the Better Choice

Green Furniture Home Design

For many years, people thought that an artificial Christmas tree was the better choice for the environment. After all, you can re-use the fake tree year after year, and you don’t have to take a tree out of the forest. In the past decade, there has been a growing resurgence of the Christmas tree farm, which are farms that grow trees specifically for use in people’s homes. An acre of growing Douglas fir trees can absorb 11,308.7

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Food Forests Could Bring Healthy Organic Food To Everyone – For Free

Green (Living) Review

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 fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, running vines and perennial vegetables. Beneficial plants and companion planting is a big part of the food forest system. Why Food Forests?

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Food Forests Could Bring Free Healthy Organic Food To Everyone For The Same Cost As Roadside Grass

Green (Living) Review

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 fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, running vines and perennial vegetables. Beneficial plants and companion planting is a big part of the food forest system. Why Food Forests? food forests permaculture

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Encouraging planting trees will sequester carbon and conserve habitat

Green (Living) Review

They have needed a university study again to “discover” something that every proper forester has known for ever and a day. Rewarding landowners for converting farmland into forest will be key to sequestering carbon and providing wildlife habitat, according to a new study by Oregon State University and collaborators. " "Policymakers have tools to increase tree cover and limit urban sprawl, such as targeted taxes, incentives and zoning," he added.

Estée Lauder shows the planet beauty is more than skin deep

Green Prophet

The cost of fuel, fertilisers, packaging, servers – producing anything has a cost for our planet. Some proponents to carbon offsets, believe planting trees, not burying carbon in direct air capture, is the only sustainable and long-term solution to climate change. .

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Calculating Uncertainty in the Forest Carbon Equation

Nature Conservancy - Science

Calculating forest carbon emissions just got easier — Nature Conservancy scientists have devised a new way to bring together global, regional, and local carbon emissions datasests on deforestation and degradation, including a way to account for the uncertainty behind this tricky data mash-up. Tropical forest areas that have been deforested through a process of slash and burn. A Lung Scan for the Planet: A New Global Forest Change Interactive Map.

New Hope for an Ancient Forest

Conservancy Talk

Sanjayan travels deep into some of the most spectacular forests on the planet, from uncharted areas of the Amazon to the jungles of Sumatra. Tonight’s episode demonstrates that in forests around the world, nature and people can thrive together. Great Bear is full of massive old growth forests spread across a vast landscape of mountains, fjords and waterways. Nearly 60 percent of the planet’s original coastal temperate rainforests have been logged or developed.

8 alternative Christmas trees green up your holiday!

Green Prophet

Celebrate Christmas without a tree? You’ll save a tree, save the planet , and save money too. No need to “tree up” since we weren’t staying home, which meant the run-up to the day was fairly Scrooge-like in terms of decor. Amanda took it on herself to make tabletop trees out of painted cardboard, like those I crafted from old magazines in a 1970s Girl Scout troop (lead image), or the one shown below made from corrugated cardboard.

New Science: Mangrove Forests as Incredible Carbon Stores

Nature Conservancy - Science

My colleagues and I have just published a study in Conservation Letters that works out how much carbon there is in the world’s mangrove forests , give or take a bit. And here’s why these findings are tremendously important: They quantify what some of us in marine conservation have been saying for a decade or more: That mangrove forests are among the most carbon-rich habitats on the planet. Mangrove in Papua, Indonesia. Photo credit: Ethan Daniels.

Calculating Uncertainty in the Forest Carbon Equation

Nature Conservancy - Science

Calculating forest carbon emissions just got easier — Nature Conservancy scientists have devised a new way to bring together global, regional, and local carbon emissions datasests on deforestation and degradation, including a way to account for the uncertainty behind this tricky data mash-up. Tropical forest areas that have been deforested through a process of slash and burn. A Lung Scan for the Planet: A New Global Forest Change Interactive Map.

Regenerative Agriculture is our only hope for saving the planet

Green Prophet

A Flawed Solution to Feeding the Planet . Land degradation is a process that begins when forests are initially cleared for agriculture and ultimately overfarmed or overgrazed until the carrying capacity of the land has dwindled. Once the original tree cover has been stripped from the entire piece of land, a slow death of desertification ensues as endless rows of a single crop (monocropping) are planted and harvested year after year, depleting the soil with every passing season.

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Harvesting Whitebark Pine Cones to Save a Forest

Nature Conservancy - Science

You are at the very top of a whitebark pine ( pinus albicaulus ) tree, where the main trunk narrows down to four inches or so in diameter, and the cones you are here to cage and protect for later harvest are still eight feet or more above you. The high country winds are blowing, and the tree sways with you like a mighty ship on a moderate sea. Saving the Forest for the Beers. The Toughest Most Noble Tree. It’s the biggest tree that can grow at the highest altitude.

PRESERVING THE FORESTS

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) According to a survey Over 90% of The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) members believe that developing countries should be compensated by the international community for preserving their forests. This online survey by the Institution asked ‘Should developing countries be compensated by the international community for preserving their forests?’ Every tree lost is part of the lungs of the Planet lost.

On Earth Day: Stop Junk Mail and keep trees in the forests

Green (Living) Review

41pounds.org Keeps Trees at Work Protecting a Healthy Climate by Michael Smith (Veshengro) FERNDALE, MI, April 2010: The danger of dramatic climate change underlines the need for each of us to find sensible ways we can contribute to keeping the planet healthy. The nonprofit 41pounds.org service stops your paper junk mail – and keeps more trees in the forest providing oxygen for us to breathe and absorbing carbon to cool the planet.

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Heroines for the Planet: Tea Expert and Climate Change Scientist Selena Ahmed

Eco Chic

Eco-Chick.com: You’ve traveled the world conducting research in forest-dwelling communities like the V enezuelan Amazon, Indian Himalaya, Belize, Dominican Republic, Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco and southwestern China. I am particularly inspired by the immense ecological knowledge of some of the individuals in the forest-dwelling communities that I work that links them to the natural world. Selena conducting ecological sampling in a tea forest.

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Food Forests Could Bring Healthy Organic Food To Everyone – For Free (VIDEO)

Green (Living) Review

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 fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, running vines and perennial vegetables. Beneficial plants and companion planting is a big part of the food forest system. Why Food Forests?

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Can Robots and Artificial Intelligence Save the Planet?

Green Prophet

But how is the new era of technology really helping the world we live in and, moreover, how much of a role can it play in restoring the planet’s health? Various projects have surfaced in recent years, utilizing robots to repopulate forests that have been affected by human hand or natural disasters. Robots can plant trees ten times faster than a human hand, helping forests recover from damage and making cities a much greener and healthier environment.

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The Christmas tree debate… real or fake?

Green Life Smart Life

I wondered if I had done something really wrong by cutting down my Christmas tree yesterday and decided to find out the truth, which is more eco-friendly, fake trees or real trees? Artificial trees have come a long way and do look more and more real every year, they have come a long way from when they were manufactured by a toilet brush company. The only thing really missing is that beautiful pine tree smell.

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Forest Carbon Sequestration and Carbon Offsets

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report in 2004 indicated that United States forests sequestered 10.6% America's urban trees sequestered another 1.5%. Terrestrial carbon sequestration is simply a forest's or grassland's ability to take in and lock up atmospheric carbon dioxide during photosynthesis over a significant period of time.

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A Pop-Up….Forest? A Daring Project to Bring Nature to Times Square

Eco Chic

PopUP Forest: Times Square will give visitors an immersive natural area experience in the most un-natural place on the planet. Towering trees, native wildflowers, and ferns underfoot will bring a piece of wilderness to the heart of Manhattan. Nearly 1/8 of the Big Apple is forests, marshes, and meadows, more than any other city in North America. We think PopUP Forest: Times Square is the answer! The post A Pop-Up… Forest?

CELEBRATE OUR PLANET!! Words of motivation from John Muir…

Wend Magazine

I hope you found a way to appreciate our planet, and as often as possible… Whether it’s the sea or the mountains, the desert or the prairie, a canyon or even the weeds in your backyard… the natural world has so much more to offer than monetized resources! Muir saw divinity in nature… “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness,” he said. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. HAPPY EARTH DAY!!

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The “Edible Gardens” that will help Restore our Planet’s Ecosystem. {Infographic}

Elephant Journal

You can think of them as edible gardens constructed out of perennial woody crops (fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, fruiting vines) in the form of a forest. Enlightened Society Green Health & Wellness ecosystem edible garden elephant magazine environment environmental footprint environmental impact food forest green regenerative agriculture save the planet

Arbor Day: Earth Day’s Wingman

Conservancy Talk

Leigh Greenwood is Director of Don’t Move Firewood , an international outreach and education campaign managed by The Nature Conservancy’s Forest Health Protection Program. It’s a day to celebrate the magnificence of our planet – from the oceans to the mountain tops and every bit in between. Starting Friday, April 26 th and continuing through the weekend, millions of Americans will observe Arbor Day by planting new trees in their communities. Forest Service wood products

Heroines for the Planet: Tea Expert and Climate Change Scientist Selena Ahmed

Eco Chic

Eco-Chick.com: You’ve traveled the world conducting research in forest-dwelling communities like the V enezuelan Amazon, Indian Himalaya, Belize, Dominican Republic, Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco and southwestern China. I am particularly inspired by the immense ecological knowledge of some of the individuals in the forest-dwelling communities that I work that links them to the natural world. Selena conducting ecological sampling in a tea forest.

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Trees4Life Tell British Muslims To Plant Trees In Palestine And Reduce Waste

Green Prophet

Trees4Life , a British grassroots organisation has branched out as far as Palestine and Indonesia, to facilitate positive solutions to environmental problems in the form of tree-planting programs. In the faithful hopes of trying to make us aware of our environmental obligations, Trees4Life believes planting a tree is the first small step in being a green Muslim. As Muslims, we have an obligation to preserve the planet, and what better way than planting a tree.”

Heroines for the Planet: Tea Expert and Climate Change Scientist Selena Ahmed

Eco Chic

Eco-Chick.com: You’ve traveled the world conducting research in forest-dwelling communities like the V enezuelan Amazon, Indian Himalaya, Belize, Dominican Republic, Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco and southwestern China. I am particularly inspired by the immense ecological knowledge of some of the individuals in the forest-dwelling communities that I work that links them to the natural world. Selena conducting ecological sampling in a tea forest.

5 Fun Things to do in Woodlands, Parks, and Forests

Green Living Ideas

There is plenty to do in UK woodland that costs next to nothing and can even help the environment, such as joining a group to plant new trees. Just use your eyes or take some hand-held binoculars and download a star and planet map from the Internet to get you going. Do it the good old fashioned way and take a map and compass and navigate your way from one end of the forest to the other. Green Lifestyle activities forests Fun things to do hiking Woodlands

Cleaner Cookstoves for a Cooler Planet

Green Prophet

Cleaning up these emissions may be the fastest, cheapest way to cool the planet.” Cutting down trees for fuel causes natural habitats to dry up, forests to disappear and soil to erode.”. Nearly 3 billion people lack safe and efficient cooking gear. It’s time to make the problem in the kitchen sexier. Half the world’s households prepare their meals over open fires or with jerry-rigged cookers fueled by scrap wood, coal, combustible waste and dung.

UN Plans To Plant Seven Billion Trees By End Of 2009

Eco Friendly Daily

Trees help give us oxygen! Naturally, with that nugget of information we choose to use trees not to give us oxygen, but to turn into toilet paper for, well you know. One of the greatest travesties of our current era is how little regard we seem to have for the trees. We know how much life is in the rain forest, yet we continue to cut it down. We know how important trees are but we seem to not care anything about them. News Flash!

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Marine Restoration Week: Restoring Blue Forests–Opportunities for Mangroves

Nature Conservancy - Science

They have to be this way – they live in muddy coastal waters which are among the most dynamic places on the planet. All you need to do is snap them off and stick them in the ground and presto, you’ve planted a tree. In a wonderful, crazy example 300 volunteers, with no mechanical aids, planted over 500,000 trees in a day. That same year 30 million trees were planted in Senegal. So they opt for speed planting and the trees don’t take.

FilesAnywhere Saves the World One Tree at a Time!

Green (Living) Review

Plant a Tree in April: An Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration Launched from the Cloud. Bedford, TX, April 9, 2012 : FilesAnywhere , a pioneer in cloud storage and collaboration since 1999, is teaming up with the Arbor Day Foundation and FilesAnywhere customers to plant a forest’s worth of trees. In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day 2012, FilesAnywhere will plant a tree for every new, paid sign up and account upgrade during the month of April.

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Rise and fall of Roman Empire ‘recorded in trees’

Green (Living) Review

The recent study of tree rinds offers a link between changes to the climate and the rise and fall of human societies. An extensive study of tree growth rings says there could be a link between the rise and fall of past civilizations and sudden shifts in Europe’s climate. Chopping down forests, more or less wholesale, changes micro-climates and the general climate without doubt. We must reconsider everything that we do and consider our impact on the Planet.

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Reducing CO2 to cool the Planet

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Renewable, sometimes called alternative, energy, wind, wave and sun, are touted as a way to reduce CO2 emissions and cool down our, unfortunately, overheating Planet. In addition to that it puts a strain on the environment and the Planet. Forests for carbon sequestration When it comes to capturing CO2, the so-called carbon capture, or carbon sequestration, only one thing really can guarantee success and that is forests for carbon capture.

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Burning wood for the Planet's good

Green (Living) Review

In fact wood, that is to say firewood is, in the form of proper logs, to my knowledge, the only carbon neutral fuel, so far, for heating and cooking, as it releases only the amount of CO2 that it absorbed during the lifetime of the tree and no more. While coal, and even peat, are both also plant matter and even trees, in a way, only much older, their impact when burned is not carbon neutral. as biomass, planted and hence more CO2 captured by those that are best at in, namely trees.

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Kenya Turning Green With New Trees

Eco Friendly Daily

Nope, it comes from Kenya, a place that has some of the highest poverty levels on the planet. The United Nations has put forth an initiative to plant billions of trees to help the environment. Called Plant for the Planet: Billion Trees Campaign, it has the goal of planting trees all over the planet over the next few years to reduce greenhouse gases and to help make the world a greener place, like it used to be before humans got chainsaw happy around the planet.

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Taksim Protest Not Just About Turkey’s Trees at Gezi Park

Green Prophet

Spotty media coverage blurs underlying causes; a real-life case of not seeing the forest for the trees. Greenpeace sent Green Prophet an update saying that is has declared solidarity with the park protestors, demanding the right to peaceful protest and urging that people and planet come before private profit. Motivation behind Turkish demonstrations is more complicated than protection of public green space.

Human health linked directly to forest health

The Green Changemakers

© Martin HARVEY / WWF-Canon With population increase and urbanisation, water supplies are under threat - making the water purification services of catchment forests vital to maintaining human health. Our research confirms what we know instinctively: Human health is inextricably linked to the health of the planet,” says Chris Elliot, WWF’s Executive Director of Conservation. Tags: Happiness Forest

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Harvesting urban timber

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I know that this sounds a little on the drastic side but fact is that there are times where urban trees have to be felled or have to have a real serious haircut, be it street trees, those in parks, or those on private properties. In the wild trees are getting harder to come by, and thus lumber for the making of various things, because too many of our woodlands are not properly managed and have not been for many decades.

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