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Archive: Forests

20 Aug 2014

How Drones Are Emerging As Valuable Conservation Tool

by CRYSTAL GAMMON
Lian Pin Koh believes drones can be a key part of conservation efforts, particularly in remote regions. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, he talks about how his project, ConservationDrones, is promoting the use of drones for everything from counting orangutans to stopping poaching. READ MORE

01 May 2014

In a Troubled African Park, A Battle Over Oil Exploration

by FRED PEARCE
Congo's Virunga National Park has long been known for its mountain gorillas and for the lawless militias that operate there. But the recent shooting of the park warden and plans to begin oil exploration in the park have sparked concern about the future of this iconic World Heritage Site. READ MORE

10 Apr 2014

Will Increased Food Production Devour Tropical Forest Lands?

by WILLIAM LAURANCE
As global population soars, efforts to boost food production will inevitably be focused on the world’s tropical regions. Can this agricultural transformation be achieved without destroying the remaining tropical forests of Africa, South America, and Asia? READ MORE

27 Mar 2014

On Ravaged Tar Sands Lands, Big Challenges for Reclamation

by ED STRUZIK
The mining of Canada’s tar sands has destroyed large areas of sensitive wetlands in Alberta. Oil sands companies have vowed to reclaim this land, but little restoration has occurred so far and many scientists say it is virtually impossible to rebuild these complex ecosystems. READ MORE

17 Mar 2014

Rebuilding the Natural World: A Shift in Ecological Restoration

by RICHARD CONNIFF
From forests in Queens to wetlands in China, planners and scientists are promoting a new approach that incorporates experiments into landscape restoration projects to determine what works to the long-term benefit of nature and what does not. READ MORE

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e360 digest

20 Aug 2014: Interview: Drones Are Emerging As Valuable Conservation Tool

06 Aug 2014: Western U.S. In Its Quietest Fire Season In A Decade, Officials Report

05 Aug 2014: Forests Already Seeing Effects of Climate Change, European Researchers Say

30 Jul 2014: New Maps of Peru Forests Could Help Set Conservation Priorities

28 Jul 2014: Trees Save Lives and Billions in Health Costs Annually, Forest Service Finds

24 Jul 2014: Protecting Community Forests Is a Major Tool in Climate Fight, Study Says

23 Jul 2014: Earth Observation Satellites Help Scientists Understand Global Change

03 Jul 2014: Human Activity Has Boosted Plant Growth Globally, NASA Data Show

23 Jun 2014: How Citizen Scientists Are Using The Web to Track the Natural World

06 Jun 2014: Brazil Leads the World In Cutting Deforestation, Analysis Finds


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