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Archive: Forests

04 Dec 2014

A Decade After Asian Tsunami, New Forests Protect the Coast

by FRED PEARCE
The tsunami that struck Indonesia in 2004 obliterated vast areas of Aceh province. But villagers there are using an innovative microcredit scheme to restore mangrove forests and other coastal ecosystems that will serve as a natural barrier against future killer waves and storms. READ MORE

20 Nov 2014

In Romania, Highway Boom Poses Looming Threat to Bears

by ALASTAIR BLAND
Romania, one of Europe’s poorest nations, badly needs a modern highway system. But conservationists warn that unless the movements of wildlife are accommodated, a planned boom in road construction could threaten one of the continent’s last large brown bear populations. READ MORE

30 Oct 2014

A Conservationist Sees Signs of Hope for the World’s Rainforests

by RHETT BUTLER
After decades of sobering news, a prominent conservationist says he is finally finding reason to be optimistic about the future of tropical forests. Consumer pressure on international corporations and new monitoring technology, he says, are helping turn the tide in efforts to save forests from Brazil to Indonesia. READ MORE

16 Oct 2014

Electric Power Rights of Way: A New Frontier for Conservation

by RICHARD CONNIFF
Often mowed and doused with herbicides, power transmission lines have long been a bane for environmentalists. But that’s changing, as some utilities are starting to manage these areas as potentially valuable corridors for threatened wildlife. READ MORE

02 Sep 2014

Badru’s Story: Early Warnings From Inside an Impenetrable African Forest

"Badru’s Story," which documents the work of researchers in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, is the first-place winner of the Yale Environment 360 Video Contest. Filmmakers Benjamin Drummond and Sara Joy Steele trek along with scientist Badru Mugerwa and his team as they monitor the impact of climate change on one of Africa’s most diverse forests and its extraordinary wildlife. READ MORE

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e360 digest

18 Dec 2014: Clearing Rainforests Distorts Global Rainfall and Agriculture, Study Says

08 Dec 2014: Latin American and Caribbean Nations Pledge Major Forest Restorations

17 Nov 2014: Old-Growth Forest in China Shrinking Despite Protections, Study Says

11 Nov 2014: New Mapping Tool Highlights Carbon-Trapping Forests in Peru

27 Oct 2014: Forests Protect Waterways From Nitrogen Pollution, Researchers Find

23 Oct 2014: Drones Can Help Map Spread Of Infectious Diseases, Researchers Say

16 Oct 2014: Global Boom in Natural Gas Unlikely to Help the Climate, Study Suggests

13 Oct 2014: E360 Video Winner: Intimate Look At the Bighorn Sheep of the Rockies

01 Oct 2014: E360 Video: Indonesian Villagers Use Drones to Protect Their Forest

30 Sep 2014: Half of the Planet's Animals Lost Since 1970, Report Says


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