ESDO’s demand Ban Single Use Plastic More Biodiversity Loss Outside of Cities Due to Urban Growth Getting tough on air pollution MSC starts bunkering with greener blend of fuel oil as it looks to cut emissions Farm forests deliver many benefits Five dead and eight missing after New Zealand volcano erupts Colgate’s New Bamboo Toothbrush Is A Sign That Tides Are Changing Temperature drops below 10C at Panchagarh Dead Whale, 220 Pounds of Debris Inside, Is a ‘Grim Reminder’ of Ocean Trash Brick kilns torn down to fight toxic smog
Category archives for: Forest & Land

Farm forests deliver many benefits

Over the past twenty-five years 23,000 landowners (83% farmers) have converted some of their land to forestry, creating a sustainable and complementary farm resource. Well planned and sustainably-managed forests can provide commercial environmental and recreational opportunities. There are many attractive planting options and models available for farmers and landowners, each with significant potential to deliver […]

Helping countries better monitor and report on forest and land-use under the Paris Climate Agreement

FAO and GEF team up in new project to make forest data more transparent, accessible and available 11 November 2019, Rome – FAO today launched a new $7.1 million project supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to make forest data more accessible, transparent and available, and, in particular, help developing countries to meet the Paris Climate Agreement's enhanced […]

Forests and wildlife in danger

A major report, “Below the Canopy”, jointly written by the conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Zoological Society of London (ZSL), has brought to the fore some startling findings. The study found that the population of wildlife in the world’s forests has declined by more than half in just over four decades. Read More:

US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here’s why it matters and how you can stop it

(CNN)If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study. But tree cover in US cities is shrinking. A study published last year by the US Forest Service found […]

US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here’s why it matters and how you can stop it

(CNN)If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study. But tree cover in US cities is shrinking. A study published last year by the US Forest Service found […]

Europe’s forests are booming. Here’s why.

Around the world, forests are shrinking due to deforestation, urban development and climate change, but in Europe that trend has been reversed.  Large areas of the continent have seen a forest boom that means today more than two-fifths of Europe is tree-covered. Between 1990 and 2015, the area covered by forests and woodlands increased by 90,000 square kilometres […]

How to erase 100 years of carbon emissions? Plant trees—lots of them.

An area the size of the United States could be restored as forests with the potential of erasing nearly 100 years of carbon emissions, according to the first ever study to determine how many trees the Earth could support. Published today in Science, "The global tree restoration potential” report found that there is enough suitable land to increase […]

‘To save a forest you have to destroy a nicer one’: U.S. Marines target forest in Guam

The U.S. Marine Corps is building a base on Guam that will destroy 400 hectares (1,000 acres) of limestone forest, habitat for numerous endangered species. Read More: https://news.mongabay.com/2019/05/to-save-a-forest-you-have-to-destroy-a-nicer-one-u-s-marines-target-forest-in-guam/

Floodplain forests under threat

A team from the Institute of Forest Sciences at the University of Freiburg shows that the extraction of ground water for industry and households is increasingly damaging floodplain forests in Europe given the increasing intensity and length of drought periods in the summer. The scientists have published their results in the journal Frontiers in Forests and […]

Climate change limits forest recovery after wildfires

New University of Montana research suggests climate change makes it increasingly difficult for tree seedlings to regenerate following wildfires in low-elevation forests, which could contribute to abrupt forest loss. The study, "Wildfires and Climate Change Push Low-elevation Forests Across a Critical Climate Threshold for Tree Regeneration," was published March 11 in the Proceedings of the National […]

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