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Coverage of afforestation since May 20, 2020.

Deforestation, forest conversion and palm oil plantations linked to disease outbreaks

"..."We don't yet know the precise ecological mechanisms at play, but we hypothesize that plantations, such as oil palm, develop at the expense of natural wooded areas, and reforestation is mainly monospecific forest made at the expense of grasslands," says lead author Dr Serge Morand, who has joint positions at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in France and Kasetsart University in Thailand. "Both land use changes are characterized by loss of biodiversity and these simplified habitats favor animal reservoirs and vectors of diseases. "..."

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Carbon crusaders

"...While the climate crisis makes adopting all these approaches critical, natural climate solutions also simultaneously provide many co-benefits. Peatlands are rich ecosystems that offer habitat favoured by birds such as the sandhill crane and palm warbler. And keeping wetlands healthy safeguards water quality and helps control flooding elsewhere..."

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Evaluating the effect of plain afforestation project and future spatial suitability in Beijing

"...Taking the "One Million-Mu (666 km2)" Plain Afforestation (Phase I) Project as an example, the authors characterized the growth status and temporal trends of forest patches using time series NDVI. They selected forest patches with greater than 50 ha in size as the main objects for analysis. Using the maximum NDVI in the base year (2012), they calculated the change ratio of forest patches in different years..."

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Field fixes

"...“The majority of our work is on marginal or uneconomic farmland identified by participants for enrolment in the program,” says Ellis. “What we’re doing is putting natural features back on that land, whether it be wetland restoration, afforestation or restoring grasslands. ”..."

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Size matters for bioenergy with carbon capture and storage

"...There has been a growing interest in the use of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) to achieve a net reduction in greenhouse gases. BECCS involves the combustion of biomass to generate energy, using trees and grasses grown on both agricultural land and marginal land unsuitable for food crops. The resulting CO2 emissions are captured, compressed, and transported to suitable underground storage sites..."

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Incentives to afforestation can be harmful to the environment

"...In the same way, the study -which aims to assess the impacts of an incentive to afforestation on carbon sequestration, forest cover and biodiversity- was possible thanks to various sources of financing and information, given that "having classified maps of satellite images was an immense task of the three universities", says Echeverría, adding that they had "financing from various Fondecyt projects and from the LEP's own resources and other funds obtained by the leading author, Robert Heilmayr, during his PhD studies", he details. Regarding the main scientific conclusions of the recent study, Echeverría details that the increasing establishment of exotic plantations caused "small negative impacts on the total carbon stored in the above-ground biomass. Additionally, the policy produced the substitution of native forests for plantation which resulted in a significant decrease in the richness of species of flora and fauna"..."

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Study: Planting new forests is part of but not the whole solution to climate change

"...Inspired to find better data The research was inspired by a 2010 workshop at Princeton, which led to a high-profile publication on the global forest carbon sink in Science by U. S. Forest Service scientist Yude Pan..."

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When planting trees threatens the forest

"...A closer look reveals faults in the optimistic plans. For example, nearly 80 percent of commitments to the Bonn Challenge involve planting monoculture tree plantations or a limited mix of trees that produce products such as fruit and rubber rather than restoring natural forests. Plantations typically have significantly less potential for carbon sequestration, habitat creation and erosion control than natural forests..."

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The potentials and limitations of tree plantings as a climate solution

"...Planting trees in areas that were previously forested (reforestation) and in areas with no prior tree cover (afforestation) are two relatively cheap and readily available solutions to help mitigate the effects of climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions[6]. Trees actively remove carbon from the atmosphere as they grow and can store this carbon for long periods of time[7]. As a result, forests generally function as a carbon sink and are currently estimated to absorb 4..."

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Building Back Better with nature-based climate solutions Corporate Knights

"...Planting trees on marginal agricultural lands reduces atmospheric carbon dioxide levels by sequestering carbon. So does restoring wetlands and converting marginal cropland to perennial grassland cover. These are all examples of land use that delivers essential ecological services to society..."

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Offsetting the future with Kai Landwehr

"...Emissions are reduced thereby replacing fossil energy resources with renewable energies, and by implementing local afforestation measures with smallholder farmers and energy-efficient technologies..."

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Perception of climate change and adaptation strategies in tea plantations of Assam, India

"...Adaptive measures executed to combat climate change included rainwater harvesting, irrigation, afforestation, biodiversity conservation, soil mulching and creation of wind barriers..."

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Annual 30-m land use/land cover maps of China for 1980?2015 from the integration of AVHRR, MODIS and Landsat data using the BFA

"...Annual mapping results provided a detail process of urbanization, deforestation, afforestation, water and cropland dynamics over the past 36 years..."

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Climate mitigation and intensified forest management in Norway: To what extent are surface waters safeguarded?

"...In this study, we ask whether surface waters are sufficiently safeguarded in relation to the 2015 launch of a series of measures to intensify forest management for mitigation of climate change in Norway..."

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Understanding direct and indirect effects of Payment for Ecosystem Services on resource use and wildlife

"...Our results suggest there may be opportunities for PES programs to extend the multi-benefit approach of balancing human needs and ecosystem services to increase potential benefits to wildlife and biodiversity..."

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A review of ecological mechanisms for management practices of protective forests

"...Most protective forest studies are dependent on forestry eco-engineering, such as the Great Plains Shelterbelt Project in the United States, the Great Plan for the Transformation of Nature in the Soviet Union, and the Three-North Afforestation Program in China..."

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Impact of agricultural land conversion on climate change

"...Climate change and land use conversion are two major global environmental issues..."

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Determining afforestation areas by using social, economic and ecological scales

"...Factor analysis is performed on degraded forest areas (DEGFRST), the ratio of non-forest areas to provincial general area (NFL), average of total monthly rainfall (ATMR), air pollution (PM10), the amount of migration (AMGR), annual average population density (AAPD), gross domestic product by industrial activity (I_GDP), socio-economic development index (SEDI) of provinces, export (EXP) and import (IMP) amount of provinces, average number of cars per one thousand people (ACNPT), and average electricity consumption per person (AECPP) variables for all provinces in Turkey (KMO?=?0..."

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Effectiveness of re-vegetated forest and grassland on soil erosion control in the semi-arid Loess Plateau

"...For long-term restoration, a 60% vegetation cover maximizes the benefits of reducing soil erosion and maintaining enough soil water supply that prevents possible soil drought..."

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Evolution of traditional agroforestry landscapes and development of invasive species: lessons from the Pyrenees (France)

"...However, the relationship between agroforestry and invasive species is rarely addressed, even though the spread of such species is an important issue, not only ecologically but also economically and socially..."

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Evaluating the effect of plain afforestation project and future spatial suitability in Beijing

"...Taking the ?One Million-Mu (666 km2)? Plain Afforestation (Phase I) Project (Phase I afforestation) in Beijing city as an example, we monitored the growth status of planted forest using long-term remote sensing images, and evaluated the impacts of afforestation on land use change and vegetation growth..."

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