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Malawi is Putting its Money Where its Forests Are 13.12.2018 WRI Stories
Malawi is Putting its Money Where its Forests Are Comments|Add Comment|PrintMalawian youth will plant fruit trees and bamboo and learn how to manage their local forests. Photo by Sabin Ray/WRI Nearly all – 96 percent -- of Malawi’s rapidly growing population depends on wood or charcoal for cooking. Meanwhile, land is continuously being cleared to grow crops, since nearly 80 percent of Malawians rely on agriculture for their livelihoods. As in other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, these two... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Your Christmas tree has an environmental footprint. Here's how to minimize it 5.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
There's no clear answer on whether real or artificial trees are best -- minimizing impact depends on how each person purchases and disposes of their tree.
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Barbary macaques – threatened and unique. 5.12.2018 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
How can you describe the threats existing to species, both large and small? Using the highly-threatened primates, we can perhaps see how they have contrived to exist until the current time. Then we can better understand just how we can prevent factors simply wiping them from the face of the earth, often through ignorance, lack of care, prejudice and of course the universal profit motive. Conservation begins in our minds, but demands much more than that.
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Fast-tracking logging on federal lands may not lessen wildfire risk 29.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The current version of the Farm Bill includes House-backed provisions that would streamline logging projects on federal land. The administration argues logging could mitigate wildfire risk.
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Thanks to science, you can eat an apple every day 26.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
After harvest, apples can be stored for months in controlled atmosphere storage rooms where the temperature, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and humidity levels are adjusted to put them into hibernation.
Burning to solve climate change: The BECCS paradox 14.11.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
For land rights and justice, the international climate solution is controversial.
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Home Depot is coming full circle 14.11.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The home improvement giant is building the circular economy into the built environment.
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Stressed Southern Timber Growers Get Hit Again 27.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Owners of forest land along the Florida Panhandle and beyond are grappling with at least $1.6 billion in timber losses after Hurricane Michael.
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Minnesota Zoo's Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is a walk through time 20.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
More than 5,000 carved and intricately etched pumpkins await visitors to the Minnesota Zoo's first Jack-O'-Lantern Spectacular. Head carver offers home artists tips on creating jack-o'-lanterns.
Did Trump's lumber tariffs make your new house more expensive? 17.10.2018 Philly.com News
In May 2018, the cost of lumber hit its highest price on record, making builders nervous about the rising cost of building a home. How much was passed on to you? Why was there a tariff in the first place? We break down all of your questions here.
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In a leafy New Jersey suburb, a block fights for its sycamores 9.10.2018 Philly.com News
What with extreme weather, disease, pests and aging, street trees have it tough in New Jersey. A repaving project in Haddon Heights may make things even tougher.
Lessons learned from centuries of indigenous forest management 28.9.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Ecologist Charles M. Peters discusses how, in an era of runaway destruction of tropical forests, the centuries-old understanding of indigenous woodland residents can lead restoration efforts.
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Climate change and corporate greed combine to destroy forests with fire and felling 26.9.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Ed Finn The razing of millions of acres of forests by wildfires has been increasing in scale and intensity for the past few decades. This year has set new records for the number of trees and shrubs destroyed by fire -- not just in the United States and Canada, but also in many other countries, including England, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Sweden, Latvia, and North Korea. Wildfires, of course, have been a yearly occurrence in the summer months for centuries. Triggered mainly by lightning, they were nature's way of disposing of dead timber and providing fertile ground for new plant growth. That is still an important natural process, although many conflagrations today are unnaturally caused by human carelessness, such as poorly tended campfires and flipped-away cigarette butts. Far more devastating for the world's forests today, however, are the effects of global warming, mostly caused by the greenhouse gas emissions that emanate from the burning of fossil fuels. One of the detrimental effects of climate ...
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Help for São Paulo’s Complex Water Woes: Protect and Restore Forests 26.9.2018 THE CITY FIX
In 2014, São Paulo nearly ran out of water. Schools closed, crops faltered and reservoirs were left at a tiny 5 percent of their capacity for the city and its surrounding population of 22 million. It was the worst drought in eight decades. ...
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Storms spawned at least five tornadoes in southern Minnesota 22.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The National Weather Service says at least five tornadoes touched down in southern Minnesota on Thursday evening as severe storms raced across the region.
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Sourcing Legally Produced Wood 24.8.2018 WRI Stories
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Tracking Deforestation in DRC's Forest Concessions Is Complicated 8.8.2018 WRI Stories
Tracking Deforestation in DRC's Forest Concessions Is Complicated Comments|Add Comment|PrintRoad near the village of Ilanga in the DRC. Photo by Molly Bergen/WCS, WWF, WRI The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) contains more than half of the remaining Congo Basin rainforest, the second-largest tropical forest on Earth. These forests are increasingly threatened by slash-and-burn agriculture and logging for timber, charcoal and fuelwood. While most logging is carried out by small or... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Radio Helps Niger Farmers Bring Life Back to Their Land 7.8.2018 WRI Stories
Radio Helps Niger Farmers Bring Life Back to Their Land Comments|Add Comment|PrintRestored landscapes now thrive across Niger. Credit: Gray Tappan/USGS Ali Malam remembers what his farm used to look like. Fifteen years ago, his land was dry and barren, and barely produced enough food to feed his family. Now, his farm thrives. Healthy, mature trees dot the landscape, shading his land from the sun. Sakina Mati, another local farmer, has a similar story. Together they have begun sharing their... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana receives environmental offsets from the Ecological Society of America 7.8.2018 EcoTone
NEW ORLEANS, LA. — The Ecological Society of America (ESA) will donate over $17,500  to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) to offset the environmental costs of the Society’s 103rd Annual Meeting, held this year in New Orleans, LA. More than 3,500 attendees convene from across the globe this week to impart, discuss, and share ...
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6 reasons why the practice of silvopasture will help save modern farming 4.8.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The ecological connectivity practice offers benefits to us all.
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