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( Last updated Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:19 am EDT)
COVID-19: Ban on eating wild meat deprives some forest communities
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 31 2020 As efforts to curb the COVID-19 pandemic accelerate around the world, wildlife conservationists have welcomed a move by the Chinese government to outlaw the hunting and consumption of all terrestrial wild … Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:26 am EDT

Researcher offers recommendations on using remote sensing to quantify forest health
While using large swaths of coarse satellite data can be an effective tool for evaluating forests on a national scale, the resolution of that data is not always well suited to indicate whether or not those forests are growing or degrading. A new study led … Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:26 am EDT

Trail talk: 'Forest bathing' is path to peace
Shinrin-yoku. No, I didn’t just sneeze, although I admit there is a heightened awareness of coughing and sneezing right now and with good reason. The air of uncertainty, and the stress it can induce, is why I want to write about shinrin-yoku. As you might … Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:26 am EDT

A major scorecard gives the health of Australia's environment less than 1 out of 10
Mar 29, 2020 (MENAFN via COMTEX) -- (MENAFN - The Conversation) 2019 was the year Australians confronted the fact that a healthy environment is more than just a pretty waterfall in a national park; a nice extra we can do without. We do not survive without … Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:26 am EDT

Authority believes open burning among causes of Binsuluk forest fire
File picture of firefighters battling peat land fire at Kuala Langat March 3, 2020. — Picture by Miera Zulyana KOTA KINABALU, March 29 — The authority believes fire at Binsuluk Forest Reserve near here to have started from fishing and open burning … Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:26 am EDT

Model: What increased woody biomass use looks like for the global forest ecosystem
Incentivizing both sequestration and avoidance of emissions— using a carbon rental or carbon tax and subsidy approach—versus only a carbon tax encourages protection of natural forests by valuing the standing stock, according to a new study led by Georgia … Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:26 am EDT

Forest Service to close developed recreation facilities but keep forest trails open
USDA Forest Service (USFS) has closed its developed recreation facilities on National Forest land in California in order to assist people in abiding by Governor Newsom's recent statewide shelter-in-place order. They will be closed until at least April … Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:26 am EDT

Forest campgrounds, cabins, day use sites temporarily closed
The health and safety of visitors, as well as Forest Service employees and volunteers, is paramount during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working to meet the social distancing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to help reduce the spread … Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:26 am EDT

How to spot sustainable wine that is less damaging to the environment
Over six gallons of water are required to produce one gallon of wine. “Irrigation, sprays, and frost protection all [used in winemaking] require a lot of water,” explains winemaker and sommelier Keith Wallace, who’s also a professor and the founder of the … Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:26 am EDT

Forest Districts still renewing for spring during COVID-19 pandemic
In DuPage County, the south Herrick Lake Shelter, built by the Civilian Conservation Corp. in 1937, is undergoing repairs and renovations. The building hasn’t seen any repair work since the mid-1990s. (Photo courtesy of Forest Preserve District of DuPage … Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:26 am EDT



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