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The first fine-scale mapping of global forest
cover shows the rate of forest
loss in the tropics has increased over the past 12 years.
The use of remote sensing satellite data to chronicle changes in global land cover is not new. But in ...
In a clearing at the edge of one of the largest intact forest
s on Earth, Laura Kavajecz flits about like a tree fairy with a clipboard, slipping long mesh tubes over tiny seedlings. The sun beats down. It's buggy. The ground is covered with a ...
Throughout the year, birders look forward to changing seasons and avian scenes as they explore woods, grasslands, and wetlands: the spectacle of spring migration, the songs of breeding birds, the autumn southward flight of wintering species from ...
When the wildfire reached Jon Cummings’ backyard last summer, it had already traversed 50 miles of rugged terrain in Idaho’s Salmon-Challis National Forest
. Thick smoke dimmed daylight and embers sailed on hot currents. While firefighters were ...
As the old adage suggests, it is important to see the forest
s for more than just the trees. While an estimated 500 million people depend directly on forest
s for their livelihoods, the entire world depends on them for food, water, clean air, and ...
A tenuous truce in the woods between forest
ry companies and environmental groups has suffered a setback after Greenpeace Canada withdrew from a conservation pact, alleging logging
violations by Resolute Forest
"This comes ...
Greenpeace says it's no longer a member of the Canadian Boreal Forest
The environmental group says it has proof from GPS-tagged video and pictures that Resolute Forest
Products is building logging
roads in areas forbidden by ...
What do you get when the world’s largest environmental organization and the world’s largest “sustainable” logging
company shake hands? Answer: a half dozen press-releases that’ll increase donations to the eco- bureaucracy, a green-washed face ...
The UN-REDD Programme is trying to unite economic and environmental interests in the deforestation debate by encouraging a sustainable industry.
Deforestation in the Atlantic Forest
near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The global rate ...
Last week, on the eve of the environmental review for the $5.5-billion Northern Gateway pipeline project that would carry Alberta oil to Kitimat for export to Asia, Canada’s Minister for Natural Resources, Joe Oliver, expressed concern that ...
A proposed mechanism to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by protecting tropical forest
s has evolved considerably since it started to gain momentum during the 2005 climate talks in Montreal. Known then as "avoided deforestation", the concept was ...
2011 was designated as "Year of the Forest
s" by the United Nations. While there was relatively little progress on intergovernmental forest
protection programs during the year, a lot happened elsewhere. Below is a look at some of the biggest ...
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In the high alpine forest
s of Montana outside Yellowstone National Park, Jesse Logan, a skier and biologist, has watched ancient whitebark pines, the region’s mountaintop guardians, die off one by one. These long-living pines once provided highly ...
IN HOMER, Alaska, jazz singer Mary Jane Shows once belted out songs to her spruce trees every night. Now all the tall trees are dead and Shows has moved away. "It will never go back to what it was," she says.
Just south of Alaska in the ...
In the spring of 1995, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service captured several wolves from west central Alberta and set them loose the next year in Yellowstone National Park, hoping they would fill in the missing link in the park’s complex system of ...
s absorb much more greenhouse gas than previously known
s absorb almost 9 billion tons of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide every year, according to a new study published Thursday in the journal ...
S play a larger role in Earth's climate system than previously suspected for both the risks from deforestation and the potential gains from regrowth, a benchmark study released Thursday has shown.
The study, published in Science, ...
s play a larger role in the earth's climate system than previously suspected for both the risks from deforestation and the potential gains from regrowth, a benchmark study has shown.
The study, published in Science on Thursday, ...
Canada needs to create large protected areas of woodlands to help save caribou from the threat of extinction, scientists and environmentalists said Wednesday.
In a study on the plight of the caribou in Canada's vast boreal forest
The World’s Tropical Forest
Are Already Feeling the Heat
Much attention has been paid to how global warming is affecting the world’s polar regions and glaciers. But a leading authority on tropical forest
s warns that rising ...
Efforts to combat climate change and diminishing wildlands have increasingly focused on the vast belt of northern forest
that rings the globe south of the Arctic. The boreal forest
is a vast repository of stored carbon and, in much of northern ...
On Jan. 12, 2002, in the Australian state of New South Wales, biologist Justin Welbergen was observing a colony of flying foxes for his Ph.D. research. The temperatures that day on Australia’s subtropical, eastern coast reached record highs, ...
s across the Northern hemisphere are undergoing rapid, transformative shifts as a result of a warming climate that, in some cases, is triggering feedback loops producing even more regional warming, according to several new ...
An American research centre says Canada's boreal forest
provides hundreds of billions of dollars of value every year, mostly by sucking up greenhouse gas emissions, and its preservation must become a global priority.
The Pew Environment ...