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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