User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-Independent
Category: Land Management :: Forestry
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Love trees? Prioritize wildfire restoration and fighting deforestation 22.10.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Love trees? Prioritize wildfire restoration and fighting deforestation Heather Clancy Thu, 10/22/2020 - 02:00 Back in my former life as a tech journo, my coverage was informed by the infamous " hype cycle " phrase coined by research firm Gartner to describe the arc of emerging technology adoption from the spark of innovation to mainstream adoption. Lately, I’ve been mulling that framework a great deal in the context of a much-ballyhooed nature-based solution for removing carbon emissions: planting trees. Heck, even the climate-denier-in-chief loves the idea . Right now, we are clearly in the "peak of inflated expectations" phase of the tree-planting movement, with new declarations hitting my inbox every week. Pretty much any company with a net-zero commitment has placed tree projects at the center of its short-term strategy, often as part of declarations related to the Trillion Trees initiative.   As a verified tree-hugger, I’m encouraged. But, please, it’s time to refine the dialogue: While ...
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Europe’s wood pellet market is worsening environmental racism in the American South 21.10.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Europe’s wood pellet market is worsening environmental racism in the American South Danielle Purifoy Wed, 10/21/2020 - 00:45 This story was originally published by Southerly , in partnership with Scalawag and Environmental Health News for its Powerlines series, which looks at climate change, justice, and infrastructure in the American South. The series is supported by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University, and is part of their  POWER project .  In 2013, when Enviva Biomass opened a new plant near Belinda Joyner’s community in Northampton County, North Carolina, she already knew what to expect. As the Northeast Organizer for  Clean Water for North Carolina , she’d met with residents of a small, majority Black town called Ahoskie, 40 miles from her home. Enviva had built its  first North Carolina plant  there two years before.  The corporation, which manufactures wood pellets as a purportedly renewable alternative to coal, did what most industries do in ...
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The lessons of Redwood Summer, thirty years later 29.9.2020 Current Issue
A summer of protest ultimately marked a turning point in environmental activism.
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Amid devastating forest fires, One Trillion Trees movement puts down U.S. roots 27.8.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Amid devastating forest fires, One Trillion Trees movement puts down U.S. roots Heather Clancy Thu, 08/27/2020 - 00:02 This week marks the launch of the first regional chapter of the ambitious global movement to plant 1 trillion trees  — a natural climate solution seen as critical for helping draw down the earth's carbon debt, and an idea that has been spreading like wildfire since it was planted in January in Davos, Switzerland. There are more than two dozen launch partners for the new U.S. branch of 1t.org, spearheaded by the World Economic Forum and American Forests. Collectively, the group — which includes tech giants Microsoft and Salesforce, consumer products companies Timberland and Clif Bar, financial services powerhouses Bank of America and Mastercard and the cities of Detroit and Dallas — hopes to grow more than 855 million trees covering 2.8 million acres. It's a bold goal, especially poignant in the context of the devastating forest fires raging in California, which have claimed more than 1.2 ...
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Investors say agroforestry isn’t just climate friendly — it’s profitable 10.8.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Sid Brantley/U.S. National Agroforestry Center Close Authorship Traditional livestock farming, for instance, is carbon intensive. Trees are cut down for pasture, fossil fuels are used as fertilizer for feed, and that feed is transported across borders, and sometimes the world, using even more fossil fuels. Livestock raised in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), produce more methane than cows that graze on grass. A silvopasture system, on the other hand, involves planting trees in pastures — or at least not cutting them down. Farmers rotate livestock from place to place, allowing soil to hold onto more carbon. There are similar benefits to other types of agroforestry practices. Forest farming, for instance, involves growing a variety of crops under a forest canopy — a process that can improve biodiversity and soil quality, and also support the root systems and carbon sequestration potential of farms. A changing debate Etelle Higonnet, senior campaign director at campaign group Mighty Earth, ...
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Planting tiny urban forests can boost biodiversity and fight climate change 7.8.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Planting tiny urban forests can boost biodiversity and fight climate change Alex Thornton Fri, 08/07/2020 - 00:30 How much space do you think you need to grow a forest? If your answer is bigger than a couple of tennis courts, think again. Miniature forests are springing up on patches of land in urban areas around the world, often planted by local community groups  using a method inspired by Japanese temples. The idea is simple — take brownfield sites, plant them densely with a wide variety of native seedlings and let them grow with minimal intervention. The result, according to the method’s proponents , is complex ecosystems perfectly suited to local conditions that improve biodiversity, grow quickly and absorb more carbon dioxide. The Miyawaki method The method is based on the work of Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki . He found that protected areas around temples, shrines and cemeteries in Japan contained a huge variety of native vegetation that co-existed to produce resilient and diverse ecosystems. ...
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The border wall threatens decades of binational wildlife conservation 8.6.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Binational groups are preserving migratory corridors and restoring degraded areas in the Borderlands. Will the landscape be severed?
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Rethinking the Trillion Trees Act could help the US economy 28.4.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Coronavirus has caused unemployment to skyrocket. Tree restoration could be a cost-effective way to put Americans back to work.
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Resilience after recession: 4 ways to reboot the U.S. economy 14.4.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
It's important to choose wisely.
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In semi-arid Africa, farmers are transforming the 'underground forest' into life-giving trees 9.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Revitalization of a traditional agricultural practice known as farmer managed natural regeneration is bringing new life to millions of acres of degraded land while boosting food, fuel, habitat and carbon storage.
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Why protecting soil carbon is a win-win for farmers and the planet 2.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The benefits of protecting and restoring soil carbon go well beyond any one farm or any one year. But not enough people are taking these steps.
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Why Silicon Valley is taking a big interest in trees 24.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
Forest data startups such as Pachama and Silviaterra can help the biggest players in tech tackle their emissions.
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Conserving and restoring forests won’t be cheap and easy after all 10.2.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The corporate world has fallen for trees. But to be effective, the cost of offsetting CO2 emissions with the sequestration power of forests will have to go up. Are companies willing to pay?
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Trump administration manipulated wildfire science to promote logging 29.1.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Emails show Interior appointees crafted a narrative that blamed forest protection efforts for wildfires.
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Trend: Companies warm to nature-based solutions 27.1.2020 GreenBiz.com
More than 350 companies have made commitments to help reverse nature loss and restore vital natural systems on which economic activity depends.
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How climate change has altered cocoa farming in Ivory Coast 25.1.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Severe droughts have caused soil fertility to decline and therefore, yields hampered.
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Could abandoned agricultural lands help save the planet? 14.1.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Some researchers contend there is an opportunity for ecological restoration that could help fight climate change and stem the loss of biodiversity.
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What’s the best way to save California’s redwoods? 20.12.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Scientists debate whether controlled burns and logging are really the best way to preserve the state’s iconic forests.
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Skoolies; preservation vs. profit; forest therapy 28.10.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
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Lumber salvaged from Baltimore’s houses and trees creates jobs and cuts wood waste 25.10.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Plus, shared stewardship may increase social cohesion and promote community development.
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