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Archive: Forests

26 Feb 2015

In Kenya’s Mountain Forests, A New Path to Conservation

by FRED PEARCE
Kenya’s high-elevation forests are the source for most of the water on which the drought-plagued nation depends. Now, after decades of government-abetted abuse of these regions, a new conservation strategy of working with local communities is showing signs of success. READ MORE

22 Jan 2015

Wood Pellets: Green Energy or New Source of CO2 Emissions?

by ROGER REAL DROUIN
Burning wood pellets to produce electricity is on the rise in Europe, where the pellets are classified as a form of renewable energy. But in the U.S., where pellet facilities are rapidly being built, concerns are growing about logging and the carbon released by the combustion of wood biomass. READ MORE

12 Jan 2015

Giving Local Women a Voice In Grass-Roots Conservation

by DIANE TOOMEY
As “gender advisor” at Conservation International, Kame Westerman seeks to include local women’s perspectives and priorities into the planning of projects in developing countries. This approach, she says, can be critical in determining whether a project succeeds or fails. READ MORE

04 Dec 2014

A Decade After Asian Tsunami, New Forests Protect the Coast

by FRED PEARCE
The tsunami that struck Indonesia in 2004 obliterated vast areas of Aceh province. But villagers there are using an innovative microcredit scheme to restore mangrove forests and other coastal ecosystems that will serve as a natural barrier against future killer waves and storms. READ MORE

20 Nov 2014

In Romania, Highway Boom Poses Looming Threat to Bears

by ALASTAIR BLAND
Romania, one of Europe’s poorest nations, badly needs a modern highway system. But conservationists warn that unless the movements of wildlife are accommodated, a planned boom in road construction could threaten one of the continent’s last large brown bear populations. READ MORE

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18 Dec 2014: Clearing Rainforests Distorts Global Rainfall and Agriculture, Study Says

08 Dec 2014: Latin American and Caribbean Nations Pledge Major Forest Restorations

17 Nov 2014: Old-Growth Forest in China Shrinking Despite Protections, Study Says

11 Nov 2014: New Mapping Tool Highlights Carbon-Trapping Forests in Peru

27 Oct 2014: Forests Protect Waterways From Nitrogen Pollution, Researchers Find

23 Oct 2014: Drones Can Help Map Spread Of Infectious Diseases, Researchers Say


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