Latest Reforestation Stories
Widespread agricultural expansion in Brazil destroys equally as much rainforest, negating any benefits for the region. In fact, researchers, publishing a paper in the journal Environmental Research Letters, have called the practice a “no-win situation.”
According to a new study, urban trees store a total of over 700 million tons of carbon at an estimated value of $50 billion. The trees also take in an additional 21 million tons of new carbon each year at a value of about $1.5 billion.
Holmen Skog installed 2100 units of Valoya Ltd’s LED lights to its fully automated tree nursery in Friggesund, Sweden.
In the face of unprecedented deforestation and biodiversity loss, policy makers are increasingly using financial incentives to encourage conservation.
In celebration of Earth Day 2013, one non-profit organization made a bold attempt to preserve one of America’s oldest natural treasures. By protecting and preserving California’s ancient redwood trees, the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive (AATA) is hoping that the towering timbers will be saved from climate change.
Deforestation is the act or process of removing trees from forested lands by cutting or burning. There are many reasons for deforestation. Logs are sold as a commodity and cleared lands can be used for pastures and human settlements. The damage caused by deforestation, however, can be great. If land is not somewhat reforested it can cause damage to habitats for wildlife and other plant life, affect the aridity of the region, and possibly encourage degradation into wasteland. Due to negligent...
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