Logging Threatens Reef Fish Nurseries in the Solomon Islands

Nature Conservancy - Science

In the Solomon Islands, near-shore logging operations significantly reduce populations of juvenile bumphead parrotfish on their nursery grounds, according to new research from Nature Conservancy scientists, jeopardizing both reef health and local livelihoods.

Mapping Reduced-Impact Logging With Lidar

Nature Conservancy - Science

New research from Nature Conservancy scientists demonstrates that lidar — a way of remotely mapping forests with lasers — is an effective and accurate tool to measure the effects of reduced-impact logging in Indonesia, but it’s still not as cost effective as traditional ground-based monitoring.

Logging Carbon by Trailing Loggers

Nature Conservancy - Science

Carbon emission performance of commercial logging in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Carbon emissions performance of commercial logging in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Instead, Griscom and colleagues went where the logging action was actually happening.

Logging Ash to Save Hemlocks

Nature Conservancy - Science

It’s a tough choice made tougher by this important fact: one of the main reasons Woodbourne Preserve was established was to prohibit any logging on the property. But these are tough decisions, especially at a preserve with a strict no logging policy.

Bioacoustics Reveal How Biodiversity Changes Across Borneo’s Logged Forests

Nature Conservancy - Science

I’m deep in a logging concession in Indonesian Borneo, and I’ve just witnessed the routine harvesting of a dipterocarp tree bound for the plywood mill. Where Logging Reigns, Going Beyond Sharing vs Sparing. 1 of 7 Rows of recorders awaiting programming back in the logging camp.

Migration and More: A Bird News Update

10,000 Birds

Don’t put off that birding trip to Ghana on your to-do list—if trends continue, illegal logging may leave you with nothing left to see. News Audubon Bahamas California Condor Egypt European Kestrel geolocator Ghana International Bird Rescue logging migration power lines Prothonotary Warbler September 11th Tribute in LightWith fall migration well underway everywhere, it’s a good time to see what’s flying in bird news.

DIY Bedroom – Build Your Own Log Bed

Green Furniture Home Design

How about a log bed? But, you ask, how are log beds made? A log bed is a type of bed frame built totally from logs, which are cut and shaped to tie jointly with no any nails or screws. In the early periods log beds were produced from cross rails and a mattress used to top them. Contemporary log beds embrace a box spring in addition to a mattress, and thus there is no need for cross rails. Below are the steps required to make a log bed.

Natural Hand Peeled Log Beds

Green Furniture Home Design

We have found that you can buy rustic log beds built from artfully hand-peeled cedar and aspen logs. Beds hand peeled log bed rustic bedroom design rustic modern bedroomHere at Eco-Friendly Furniture Design Ideas, we love the look and feel of a cabin by the lake, or cozy little lodge nestled on a tree-covered mountainside. Getting closer to nature is what we’re all about, but, we live in the city.

Wood-Mizer Releases MP100 Log Moulder Planer

Green (Living) Review

This product is anideal tool for woodworkers and log home builders. log home builders Wood-Mizer woodworkers portable sawmills press release

4 Ways to Cultivate a Vacation Mindset in our Daily Lives.

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) everyday lives getting away log off mindset relax rest vacation workaholic In order to be healthy, happy human beings, we all need to truly get away from our routines now and then.

Jordan Steps Up Anti-Logging Efforts Over Winter

Green Prophet

Authorities in Jordan are stepping up the monitoring of forests to stop illegal logging over the winter months. The onset of winter can only mean one thing- the weather is going to get colder and in Jordan, that means a rise in illegal logging.

Citizen Science Tuesday: oldWeather

Nature Conservancy - Science

Replica of a ship’s log from the Grand Turk. Citizen scientists volunteering for oldWeather transcribe ships’ logs. Ships’ logs from this time period were handwritten. Sometimes the logs record a unique perspective on historic events.

Canary in the Cornfield: Why the Fuss about Monarchs?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Increased protections and monitoring by the Mexican government and conservation organizations has all but stopped illegal logging in the MBBR (Vidal 2012), making deforestation less of a threat. Logging within protected areas: spatial evaluation of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve.

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Rules of Engagement: Solomon Islanders Prepare for Mining

Conservancy Talk

The logging industry, once the nation’s biggest export earner, is diminishing and the government is rapidly moving to mining as the next big national earner.

How to Make Firebricks and Wood Stove Logs for Free!

Green (Living) Review

Here’s Jamie’s down and dirty tutorial… Firebricks and Wood Stove Logs Tutorial This process only requires: Two buckets, a drill (or stabbing weapon), piece of wood (or bottom of another bucket), kinda a custom drill bit, water.

Log Cabin Recipe

Green Earth Journey

According to the pioneer cookbook, Log Cabin Cooking : "imagine yourself in 1835.saying goodbye to friends and family.loading up the wagon for adventure into parts unknown; hoping to outrun Cholera, food shortages.your survival will depend on hard work and resourcefulnes." ( buy the book ) On the heels of Reduce Footprints' Change The World Wednesday, I visited my local grist mill to purchase some locally ground flour. I purchased this book from the general store there.

New Heat Logs Released by Midland Bio Energy

Green (Living) Review

Atherstone, Warwickshire : Midland Bio Energy has introduced a new product to their already established range of briquette heat logs. We are also offering these new heat logs for the exceptionally good price of £250 for a pallet consisting of 100 x 10kg packs."

The horse in forestry operations

Green (Living) Review

horse forestry operations horses logging forestry horse loggingby Michael Smith (Veshengro), RFS, RFA, EcoFor Horses were very valuable to farmers and gave the farmer extra income by hauling timber in the winter.

Let’s Stop the Ecological Genocide of Monarch Butterflies. ~ Jeff Kart

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green butterfly Canada herbicide illegal logging mexico monarch butterfly U.S. A drastic decline in the monarch butterfly population requires us to reduce our herbicide usage and get involved.

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The Last Tree for Orangutans

Conservancy Talk

The Nature Conservancy has been working in East Kalimantan since 1991 to protect the habitat of this great ape by working with local communities to sustainably log Indonesian forests.

More Male Ovenbirds in Logged Areas?

10,000 Birds

Interesting results from a study in Canada’s Algonquin Provincial Park. But is it just me or is the constant characterization of the Ovenbirds as “choosing” to produce more males weird? The original paper does not have that language. Asides

How the Redwoods Schooled Me in Forgiveness. ~ Jennifer Brinn

Elephant Journal

Watch: Indiscriminate logging in Latvia is fueled by Britain’s markets

Green Blog

Al Jazeera English takes a closer look at the forests in Latvia which are being cut down at an unsustainable rate in one of their recent episodes of People & Power (see the video above).

10 Reasons Why I Love My Log-Burner. ~ Amanda Burnett

Elephant Journal

Log-burner In the beginning, it was a testing relationship to say the least: the initial monetary outlay—more than a part-time English teacher, part-time aspiring yoga teacher, part-time ''I''m a writer but am struggling to get anything down on paper right now'' writer could fork out without a slight sensation of panic rising up from the gullet.

Cathay Pacific: what free miles can give you

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Cathay Pacific: what free miles can give you 24 March 11 · 0 comments | Flying High To China | N otes from the Green Travel Guru’s flight log….

Amazon Rainforest Fights Illegal Logging with Tracking Devices


Brazilian authorities are installing tracking devices in the Amazon rainforest to help battle deforestation and illegal logging. Read More The post Amazon Rainforest Fights Illegal Logging with Tracking Devices appeared first on Ecorazzi.

“What’s on your mind?” The Honest Reply from Someone who Suffers from Depression.

Elephant Journal

I logged into Facebook a couple of hours ago in an attempt to distract myself from what I was feeling. As usual, the first thing I saw was the same box and the same question, "What's on your mind?". Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality anxiety depression facebook how to help a friend socially accepted socially awkward

Barcodes Protect Tropical Rainforests from Illegal Logging

Eco Friendly Daily

But in the effort against illegal logging, barcodes could offer an innovative solution. Barcodes are so common in consumer items that we barely notice them. Most of them probably don’t even understand its significance.

UN Report: 90% of illegal logging may be linked to organised crime

Green Prophet

Illegal logging is not only killing the planet – it is supporting organised crime too. Back in 2010 we reported on the case of Moroccan activist Mohammed Attaoui who was facing imprisonment for his stance against illegal logging. Living in the Moroccan Atlas Mountains, Attaoui insisted that ‘mafia-style’ corruption was behind illegal logging which threatened the protected cedar of Morocco.

30 Day Startup Video Blog, Day 21: The Consequences of Taking Time Off.

Elephant Journal

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The Deceit of Yes/No Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

Say ‘No’ to Logging Santa Cruz’s Redwoods? On an intermittent basis, the community is faced with a choice, framed in a familiar way: should we allow logging in the redwoods? A “no” to logging in Santa Cruz does not reduce timber demand.

Lessons from the Log Pile. ~ Rebekah Moore-Hart

Elephant Journal

There will be few moments of surprise in the words that follow for folk who are blessed enough to have spent some part of their lives living on the land. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Meditation Yoga Yoga Practice city life gratitude karma yoga nature wilderness

After the Clearcuts: People and Ecology in an Alaska Rainforest

Nature Conservancy - Science

This is young growth forest, trees that have grown following extensive logging, often by clearcutting, thirty years ago. National forest and tribal land account for much of the island, and by the 1980s, most of it was being logged. We need to get the most out of a log that we can.

Simple summer pleasure: golden ants on a log

Eco-Vegan Girl

However, I had to share this yummy treat that is free of gluten, soy, oil, and refined sugar: ants on a log! It's always interesting to see how your diet changes while on vacation. In my case, I haven't been eating as well as usual since I've been traveling on the East Coast.

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4 great ways to have an eco-friendly family holiday in the UK and beyond

Green Traveler Guides

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Maybe substitute "time since I last had to open the SAS log file" (for those economists over the age of, say, 44)

Environmental Economics

An example of utility theory from XKCD : Weird. I was thinking the exact same thing the last time I opened xorg.conf.

Learning to Dance With an Absolute: Treeplanting, Disappointment, Grind & Bliss. ~ Nik Beeson

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Green Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) deforestation environment Environmentalism forest green human experience logging tree treeplanting

Google’s Clean Energy Business Logs on with Serious Intent

Eco Friendly Daily

Google’s server may be burning a lot of carbon, but it cannot be denied that the search engine giant is not serious about going green. In fact, Google has a green business arm called what else but Google Energy. One of the points on its charter is promoting the use of clean renewable energy.

Organizations Investigate Illegal Logging In Madagascar; Majority Of Demand From China

Eco Friendly Daily

Unfortunately, Madagascar is also home to immense illegal logging. The logging is even threatening national parks in the country in addition to areas outside the parks. Tree species and animal species are all threatened by the logging.

A Tribute to a Friend who Died too Young.

Elephant Journal

I logged onto Facebook in the morning, ready to send my friend birthday wishes. The day was April 14th, 2015. I went to her profile and immediately saw that something was wrong. Dreadfully wrong. Her profile picture showed her smiling face. But her Facebook cover photo contained the words “Remembering Radha.” ” No, I thought. It […]. Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Meditation Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy