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Archive: Forests

21 Dec 2016

The Legacy of the Man Who Changed Our View of Nature

by DIANE TOOMEY
The 19th-century German scientist Alexander von Humboldt popularized the concept that the natural world is interconnected. In a Yale e360 interview, biographer Andrea Wulf explains how Humboldt’s vision helped create modern environmentalism. READ MORE

15 Dec 2016

Aimed at Refugees, Fences Are Threatening European Wildlife

by JIM O'DONNELL
A flood of migrants from the Middle East and Africa has prompted governments in the Balkans to erect hundreds of miles of border fences. Scientists say the expanding network of barriers poses a serious threat to wildlife, especially wide-ranging animals such as bears and wolves. READ MORE

08 Dec 2016

How Tracking Product Sources May Help Save World’s Forests

by FRED PEARCE
Global businesses are increasingly pledging to obtain key commodities only from sources that do not contribute to deforestation. Now, nonprofit groups are deploying data tools that help hold these companies to their promises by tracing the origins of everything from soy to timber to beef. READ MORE

16 Nov 2016

Are Trees Sentient Beings? Certainly, Says German Forester

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
In his bestselling book, The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben argues that to save the world’s forests we must first recognize that trees are “wonderful beings” with innate adaptability, intelligence, and the capacity to communicate with — and heal — other trees. READ MORE

01 Nov 2016

Ghost Forests: How Rising Seas Are Killing Southern Woodlands

by ROGER REAL DROUIN
A steady increase in sea levels is pushing saltwater into U.S. wetlands, killing trees from Florida as far north as New Jersey. But with sea level projected to rise by as much as six feet this century, the destruction of coastal forests is expected to become a worsening problem worldwide. READ MORE

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19 Jan 2017: Goldman Prize Winner Is Shot to Death in Northern Mexico

27 Dec 2016: Scientists Take Closer Look At CO2 Impacts of Forest Fragmentation

21 Dec 2016: Interview: The Legacy of the Man Who Changed Our View of Nature

07 Dec 2016: Indonesia Bans the Burning Of Peatland; Will Help Reduce CO2 Emissions

16 Nov 2016: Interview: Are Trees Sentient? Certainly, Says German Forester

20 Oct 2016: The Moth Snowstorm: Finding True Value in Nature’s Riches

29 Sep 2016: Climate Change Could Double Wildfire Extent in Canada by 2100

22 Sep 2016: What’s Killing the Native Birds in The Mountain Forests of Kauai?

14 Sep 2016: Islamic Leaders Issue Fatwa on Indonesia’s Slash-and-Burn Agriculture

08 Sep 2016: The World Has Lost 10 Percent Of Its Wilderness Over Last Two Decades


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