User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-National
Category: Conservation :: Restoration
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Tropical forest restoration is a global, high-value opportunity 19.7.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Forests have valuable ecological services and economic benefits, and this is where we should focus.
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Why Sustainable Forestry Is a Good Investment 11.7.2019 WRI Stories
Why Sustainable Forestry Is a Good Investment Comments|Add Comment|PrintSenegalese villagers plant mangrove trees. A decade ago, 100,000 volunteers from the Senegalese villages of Casamance and Siné Saloum joined together to replant 80 million mangrove trees, the world’s largest mangrove restoration program. Ten years later, the mangroves have sequestered more than 160,000 tons of carbon, the equivalent of taking more than 100,000 cars off the road every year. The restored coastal ecosystem... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Stop Building a Spaceship to Mars and Just Plant Some Damn Trees 4.7.2019 Mother Jones
When it comes to climate change research, most studies bear bad news regarding the looming, very real threat of a warming planet and the resulting devastation that it will bring upon the Earth. But a new study, out Thursday in the journal Science, offers a sliver of hope for the world: A group of researchers […]
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Trees could reduce carbon in the atmosphere to levels not seen in nearly 100 years 4.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green
The Earth could support enough additional trees to eliminate about two-thirds of the carbon that's in the atmosphere today as a result of human activities.
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RELEASE: Latin America and the Caribbean Working Toward Carbon Neutrality Through Landscape Restoration 19.6.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Latin America and the Caribbean Working Toward Carbon Neutrality Through Landscape Restoration17 countries commit to restoring degraded lands to help the region achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (June 18, 2019)— Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean reinforced today their commitment to restore degraded landscapes that are key for sustained economic growth, with less carbon emissions and better agriculture productivity.  This is why — through Initiative... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Behind the story of the Bob Hope house restoration 6.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

F. Scott Fitzgerald famously remarked that “there are no second acts in American lives,” but the remaking of the Bob Hope house in Palm Springs might be considered an exception to that rule.

Thanks to the drive and deep pockets of billionaire investor Ron Burkle, the restoration of the 24,000-square-foot...

9 things you should know about the Bob Hope house in Palm Springs — and its restoration 6.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Here are nine quick takes on Los Angeles architect John Lautner; the house he designed and built in the 1970s for comedian Bob Hope and wife Dolores in Palm Springs; the home’s new owner, Ron Burkle; and architect Helena Arahuete, who worked with a talented team of artisans to restore the house...

A 5-Step Plan to Protect and Restore Indonesia's Forests 4.6.2019 WRI Stories
A 5-Step Plan to Protect and Restore Indonesia's Forests Comments|Add Comment|PrintForest on the Mamberamo River in Papua. Flickr/CIFOR A version of this post originally appeared at Jakarta Post. The most recent global survey of tree cover released by Global Forest Watch revealed a worrying panorama: The world lost 3.6 million hectares (8.9 million acres) of old-growth rainforest in 2018, an area the size of Belgium. But one country stood out as a success story: Indonesia reported a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Coastal recovery and resilience: bringing a damaged wetland back to life 31.5.2019 GreenBiz.com
An ambitious wetlands restoration project is underway on Delaware Bay, where scientists are using innovative methods to revive a badly damaged salt marsh.
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Policy News: May 28, 2019 29.5.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: House Appropriations Bills Propose Funding Increases for Ecological Science NSF receives a seven percent increase. Senate appropriations process remains stalled. Member Opportunities Apply to join the Rapid Response Team. Attend ESA communications training in Flagstaff, AZ. Call for emerging policy issues. Congress House Natural Resources Committee holds hearing on IPBES Global Assessment ...
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Restoration Opportunities Atlas of India 9.5.2019 WRI Stories
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After relocating oaks on protected land, a couple is on the hook for nearly $600,000 9.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When Toni and Peter Thompson decided to build a new home on their 34-acre property, they wanted to make it and their surrounding buildings more beautiful by adding greenery.

The Santa Rosa couple didn’t look far. They hired contractors who excavated three heritage oak trees to move from one part...

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Scientists to monitor ecology while Left Hand Creek site undergoes flood restoration this summer 6.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Work to restore portions of Left Hand Creek altered by the 2013 flood to more disaster-resilient and environmentally healthy conditions will continue this summer, with a side of ecological scientific monitoring.
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This Massive Coastal Restoration Project Will Defend Southwest Louisiana 2.5.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
This Massive Coastal Restoration Project Will Defend Southwest Louisiana
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Louisiana’s Coast is Front-and-Center at First Hearing of US House Select Committee on Climate Crisis 8.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Louisiana’s Coast is Front-and-Center at First Hearing of US House Select Committee on Climate Crisis
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PODCAST: Changing the Dynamics of Land Degradation Throughout Latin America 3.4.2019 WRI Stories
PODCAST: Changing the Dynamics of Land Degradation Throughout Latin America Comments|Add Comment|PrintConsidering the miro tree in Costa Rica. Flickr/World Resources Institute. Photo by Aaron Minnick. For most projects, restoring 20 million hectares (49 million acres) of forest sounds like enough. But Walter Vergara, coordinator of Initiative 20x20, describes that as only their "short-term" goal. The long-term goal is even more ambitious: to change the dynamics of land degradation throughout... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
Western Monarch Butterfly Report Identifies Urgent Opportunities for Conservation 2.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Western Monarch Butterfly Report Identifies Urgent Opportunities for Conservation
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The Salton Sea is a disaster in the making. California isn't doing anything to stop it 29.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California’s largest internal body of water is steadily drying up, exposing a lake bed that threatens to trigger toxic dust storms and exacerbate already high levels of asthma and other respiratory diseases in Southern California.

Yet there is something about the Salton Sea that leads many lawmakers...

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3 Ways Well-Intentioned Forest Laws and Their Enforcement Can Block Restoration 27.3.2019 WRI Stories
3 Ways Well-Intentioned Forest Laws and Their Enforcement Can Block Restoration Comments|Add Comment|PrintA woman sorting plants in Guatemala. Flickr/USAID Biodiversity & Forestry Picture a Guatemalan landholder who wants to put her land to good use. She plants her trees, waits for them to grow. She even receives a government subsidy for restoring her previously degraded land. Her trees remove carbon from the air, help clean the local river and provide habitat for many native birds. Yet when... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Planting trees only works if the restored forests stand for more than 10 or 20 years 20.3.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Ecological resoration is supposed to help damaged and deforested ecosystems recover — but early-stage forests aren't the same as mature ones.
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