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Coverage of reforestation since February 3, 2021.

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US intelligence warns of dire climate consequences that biotech could ease

"...The 156-page “Global Trends 2040: A More Contested World” report, produced by the National Intelligence Council (NIC), predicts there will be more extreme storms, droughts and floods, as well as melting glaciers and ice caps. Rising sea levels will also accompany rising temperatures. The impact will disproportionately fall on the developing world and poorer regions and intersect with environmental degradation to create new vulnerabilities and exacerbate existing risks to economic prosperity, food, water, health and energy security..."

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Coffee waste used to reclaim formerly farmed land

"...Restoring post-agricultural land to tropical forest can be challenging, as the pasture grasses tend to choke out the native trees. A new study, however, indicates that waste from the coffee industry gives those trees a fighting chance. The coffee beans that many of us know and love are contained within a larger fruit known as the coffee cherry..."

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Forests on caffeine: coffee waste can boost forest recovery

"...The researchers also found that after two years, nutrients including carbon, nitrogen and phosphorous were significantly elevated in the coffee pulp treated area compared to the control. This is a promising finding given former tropical agricultural land is often highly degraded and poor soil quality can delay forest succession for decades..."

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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 uptake in regrowing Amazon forest threatened by climate and human disturbance

"...The findings were published today [date] in Nature Communications, and suggest a need for a better protection of these forests if they are to help mitigate the effects of climate change..."

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Mapping the best places to plant trees

"...Reforestation could help to combat climate change, but whether and where to plant trees is a complex choice with many conflicting factors. To combat this problem, researchers reporting in the journal One Earth on December 18 have created the Reforestation Hub, an interactive map of reforestation opportunity in the United States. The tool will help foresters, legislators, and natural resource agency staff weigh the options while developing strategies to restore lost forests..."

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In Panama, nitrogen-fixing trees unlock phosphorus and other scarce nutrients

"...IMAGE: Tropical forests in Panama are threatened due to agriculture, mining, development, and climate change. Reforestation is an important strategy to protect the tropical carbon sink. Nitrogen-fixing trees are known to..."

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Legume trees key to supporting tropical forest growth

"...An international team of scientists have explained how legume trees are key in liberating minerals locked in iron minerals and the benefits are passed on to nearby trees The research shows that the trees are able to alter their soils microbiome in a way that increases access to nutrients and supports growth The findings provide new insight into the role of these trees in safeguarding the function of tropical forests and sustainable reforestation..."

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Colombia Shows Leadership in the Race Against Climate Change

"...Colombia was one of the 71 countries that submitted updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement by the 2020 deadline, reinforcing their commitment to urgent climate action. Although Colombia represents only around 0. 4% of global emissions, its NDC is one of the most ambitious in the Latin America and Caribbean region thus far, and is much more closely aligned with the country's objective of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050..."

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Scientists propose three-step method to reverse significant reforestation side effect

"...With time being of the essence, one of the most popular methods of reforestation in humid, tropical regions is the planting of a single fast-growing species (monoculture) in a large area. This is especially important as a means of quickly preventing landslides in these regions that experience frequent typhoons and heavy rains..."

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B.C. will consider recommendations of report linking climate change to logging practices

"...“B. C. is renowned for its commitment to prompt, science-based reforestation as it is an important step to ensure sustainable forest management and address climate change – last year we set a new record with 300 million trees planted and we plan to plant 300 million more this year,” said ministry spokesperson Tyler Hooper..."

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First Person: Digging for victory in the Philippines

"...Ms. Mabulo, a 2019 UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Young Champion of the Earth, is the founder of The Cacao Project, which works to improve the livelihoods of Filipino farmers in the Bicol Region, by reviving barren lands through tree planting, creating economic forests and nurseries, and promoting fair trade and reforestation..."

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Forestry Specialist

"...Forestry Specialist works with individuals and community partners to increase the adoption of reforestation projects and good forestry practices in the watershed..."

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Silviculture Worker

"...Perform other silviculture duties duties such as collecting seed cones and pruning trees..."

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Operations Manager- Reforestation

"...Reporting to the Vice President of Operations, the Operations Manager is responsible and accountable for the safe and timely delivery of reforestation and vegetation..."

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Investing in Nature

Duration: 37:53

"...Happy Earth Day! ClimateBiz is celebrating Earth Day 2020 by looking into nature-based solutions, which use natural ecosystems and processes to solve societal challenges..."

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Rewildling and reforestation: Can trees save the planet?

Duration: 33:17

"...This week we're wandering through the topics of rewilding and reforestation! We find out how many trees we would need to help the UK become 'carbon neutral', learn about some of the amazing projects in Scotland, Yosemite and Mauritius in which fantastic teams of conservationists are restoring whole ecosystems and reintroducing species, and explore the ways in which taking inspiration from Mother Nature herself could help us save the world..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about reforestation.

Climate change in Romania | DW Documentary

"...What’s already happening in Oltenia is also threatening other parts of Europe, as the continent feels the effects of climate change: one summer of drought after another, with serious consequences for both environment and agriculture..."

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The global movement to restore nature's biodiversity | Thomas Crowther

"...Sharing the inside story of his headline-making research on reforestation, which led to the UN's viral Trillion Trees Campaign, Crowther introduces Restor: an expansive, informative platform built to enable anyone, anywhere to help restore the biodiversity of Earth's ecosystems..."

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Carbon Dioxide Removal. A BIG loophole for business?

"...Others are banking on throwing money at carbon offset schemes like large scale reforestation to enable them to carry on business as usual..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about reforestation relevant to the latest news.

Carbon Footprint of Karnataka: Accounting of Sources and Sinks

"...The forests ecosystems account for ~82% of the continental biomass, a source for higher terrestrial carbon sequestration, playing a vital role in maintaining the carbon cycle and provision of various goods and services, which play a primary role in human?s socioeconomic development..."

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The impact of reservoir construction and changes in land use and climate on ecosystem services in a large Mediterranean catchmen

"...We argue that a shift is needed to green infrastructures and nature based solutions, such as reforestation and sustainable land management, which may lead to similar benefits on ecosystem services, but without the negative impacts caused by grey infrastructures..."

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Back to the people: The role of community-based responses in shaping landscape trajectories in Oaxaca, Mexico

"...Two municipalities with reforestation trends were selected for an in-depth analysis of how community-based responses impacted natural resource management and conservation..."

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Enhancing the provisioning of ecosystem services in South Korea under climate change: The benefits and pitfalls of current fore

"...The aims of this study were to (i) project potential changes among forest ecosystem services under various scenarios, (ii) assess the impact of forest management (Sc1, controlled; Sc2, business as usual; and Sc3, adaptive management) and climate change through comparison among them, and (iii) find insight for strategies to implementing both sustainable society and environment..."

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Mountain ecosystem services affected by land use changes and hydrological control works in Mediterranean catchments

"...This paper brings together all the knowledge generated during more than one decade concerning the impact of land use changes, reforestation, and hydrological control works on several ecosystem services in a representative Mediterranean catchment..."

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Height growth stagnation of planted spruce in boreal mixedwoods: Importance of landscape, microsite, and growing-season frosts

"...Even if local tree species are adapted to withstand these harsh environmental conditions, spruce plantation failure after artificial regeneration occurs frequently, with important impacts on sustainable forest management..."

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Transformation of Forested Landscape in Bengal Duars: A Geospatial Approach

"...The Bengal Duars, a landscape of foothill ecology in Eastern Himalaya asherb of rich biodiversity with unique physiography and climate..."

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Farmer preferences for reforestation contracts in Brazil's Atlantic Forest

"...Payments for ecosystem services (PES) have been initiated throughout Brazil to encourage forest restoration on private lands, especially smaller properties that are out of compliance with national land use laws requiring conservation of native vegetation..."

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Groundwater Management Based on Vulnerability to Contamination in the Tropical Karst Region of Guntur Spring, Gunungsewu Karst,

"...The recommended management of the karst groundwater vulnerability included: (1) creating a protective structure at swallow holes; (2) reforestation and erosion management of thin soils on the crest of the karst hill; (3) addition of multilayer vegetation coverage to the upper, middle and bottom layers of the cockpit karst; (4) land-use and fertiliser limitations in the karst valley; and (5) restrictions on land use that produces pollutants around the lineaments, underground rivers and recharge points..."

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