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Archive: Forests

23 Jul 2015

With Camera Drones, New Tool For Viewing and Saving Nature

by DIANE TOOMEY
Filmmaker Thomas Lennon says camera drones have opened up dramatic new possibilities for seeing the natural world and inspiring the public to protect it. In an e360 interview, he talks about how his drone video from the Delaware River illustrates the potential of this new technology. READ MORE

16 Jul 2015

The High Environmental Cost Of Illicit Marijuana Cultivation

by DIANE TOOMEY
Marijuana growers are ravaging forests in northern California to produce their lucrative crop. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, biologist Mary Power talks about the massive ecological footprint of marijuana growing and why nationwide legalization could help alleviate it. READ MORE

13 Jul 2015

Resilience: A New Conservation Strategy for a Warming World

by JIM ROBBINS
As climate change puts ecosystems and species at risk, conservationists are turning to a new approach: preserving those landscapes that are most likely to endure as the world warms. READ MORE

21 May 2015

A Grassroots Effort to Save Africa’s Most Endangered Ape

by JOHN C. CANNON
The Cross River gorilla population in equatorial Africa has been pushed to the brink of extinction. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, a Nigerian scientist working to save the gorillas describes how local villagers are vital to protecting these apes. READ MORE

12 May 2015

As Andes Warm, Deciphering The Future for Tropical Birds

by DANIEL GROSSMAN
Scientists have theorized that tropical birds in mountainous regions will move uphill as the climate warms. But new research in the Peruvian Andes suggests that the birds will stay put and face a new threat — predator snakes that will climb into their territory to escape the heat. READ MORE

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31 Jul 2015: Severe Droughts Affect Forests And CO2 Storage for Years, Study Shows

16 Jul 2015: Interview: The High Environmental Cost of Illicit Marijuana Cultivation

01 Jul 2015: Church of England Divests from Oil Firm Exploring Virunga National Park

25 Jun 2015: Photo Gallery: Scenes From The Golden Age of Animal Tracking

16 Jun 2015: Human Data Can Improve Ecosystem Service Models, Study Says

04 Jun 2015: Seven Tiny Frog Species Are Discovered in Brazilian Forest

26 May 2015: Officials Uncover “Mass Graves” Of Illegal Timber in Malaysia Forest Reserve

22 May 2015: Many Trees in Southeast U.S. Closely Related to Tree Species in Asia

21 May 2015: Interview: A Grassroots Effort to Save Africa’s Most Endangered Ape

15 May 2015: Indonesia Extends Major Logging Moratorium, Which Critics Decry as Weak


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