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Archive: Forests

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

28 Aug 2014

Fate of the Passenger Pigeon Looms as a Somber Warning

by JOEL GREENBERG
This September 1 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the last known passenger pigeon on earth. The extinction of this once-abundant North American bird still stands as a cautionary tale. READ MORE

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

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18 Sep 2014: Trees Growing Significantly Faster in Warming Climate, Study Finds

11 Sep 2014: Brazilian Amazon Deforestation Jumps by 29 Percent, Government Says

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


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