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Archive: Forests

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

13 Mar 2014

In the Pastures of Colombia, Cows, Crops and Timber Coexist

by LISA PALMER
As an ambitious program in Colombia demonstrates, combining grazing and agriculture with tree cultivation can coax more food from each acre, boost farmers’ incomes, restore degraded landscapes, and make farmland more resilient to climate change. READ MORE

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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

28 May 2014: Video Report: Americans on the Front Lines of Climate Change

23 May 2014: Oil Drilling Permits Issued for Key Area of Yasuni Park

22 May 2014: Donors Commit $220 Million To Protect and Expand Huge Amazon Reserve

20 May 2014: Widespread Greenland Melting Due to Forest Fires and Warming, Study Says

09 May 2014: Biodiversity, But Not Community Composition, Surprisingly Stable Over Time


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