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Archive: Forests

11 Jan 2016

Eyes in the Sky: Green Groups Are Harnessing Data from Space

by JACQUES LESLIE
An increasing number of nonprofit organizations are relying on satellite imagery to monitor environmental degradation. Chief among them is SkyTruth, which has used this data to expose the extent of the BP oil spill, uncover mining damage, and track illegal fishing worldwide. READ MORE

04 Jan 2016

How Science Can Help to Halt The Western Bark Beetle Plague

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
Entomologist Diana Six is focused on the beetle infestation that is wiping out conifer forests in western North America. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, she explains why the key to combating this climate-related scourge is deciphering the trees’ genetic ability to adapt. READ MORE

23 Nov 2015

Why Brazil’s New Pledges On Carbon Emissions Fall Short

by DIANE TOOMEY
Brazil has won international acclaim for curbing deforestation. But Brazilian forestry expert Maria Fernanda Gebara says her country has not gone far enough in its pledges to cut carbon emissions and continues to have a dismal record on developing wind and solar power. READ MORE

05 Nov 2015

Will Indonesian Fires Spark Reform of Rogue Forest Sector?

by LISA PALMER
Massive fires in Indonesia caused by the burning of forests and peatlands for agriculture have shrouded large areas of Southeast Asia in smoke this fall. But analysts say international anger over the fires could finally lead to a reduction in Indonesia’s runaway deforestation. READ MORE

26 Oct 2015

How 'Third Way' Technologies Can Help Turn Tide on Climate

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
In a Yale Environment 360 interview, Australian scientist and author Tim Flannery explains how the development of technologies that mimic the earth’s natural carbon-removing processes could provide a critical tool for slowing global warming. READ MORE

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11 Jan 2016: Scientists Warn of Biodiversity Impacts of Major Hydropower Projects

04 Jan 2016: How Science Can Help to Halt The Western Bark Beetle Plague

22 Dec 2015: Iberian Lynx Is Back from Brink, But Still Faces Major Challenges

11 Dec 2015: NASA Detects Carbon Monoxide Plume as Indonesian Forest Fires Burn

07 Dec 2015: Paris COP21 — How ‘Landscape Carbon’ Can Be Part of a Solution on Climate

01 Dec 2015: Paris COP21: To Save Forests, A Combination of Carrots and Sticks

23 Nov 2015: Interview: Why Brazil’s Pledges On Carbon Emissions Are Not Enough

20 Nov 2015: Global Forest Cover Estimates Vary Widely Based on Definition, Study Says

10 Nov 2015: New Online Tool Maps Lands Managed and Protected by Indigenous People

23 Oct 2015: Powerful Foreign Companies Behind Much of Laos' Illegal Deforestation


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