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Archive: Forests

16 Oct 2014

Electric Power Rights of Way: A New Frontier for Conservation

by RICHARD CONNIFF
Often mowed and doused with herbicides, power transmission lines have long been a bane for environmentalists. But that’s changing, as some utilities are starting to manage these areas as potentially valuable corridors for threatened wildlife. READ MORE

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

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e360 digest

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

16 Oct 2014: Global Boom in Natural Gas Unlikely to Help the Climate, Study Suggests

13 Oct 2014: E360 Video Winner: A Legacy of Toxic Pollution in Southern Waters

01 Oct 2014: E360 Video: Indonesian Villagers Use Drones to Protect Their Forest

30 Sep 2014: Half of the Planet's Animals Lost Since 1970, Report Says

24 Sep 2014: Nations Announce Agreement To End Forest Loss by 2030 at UN Summit

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


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