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4 per 1000 Initiative launches New Digital Hub to Reverse Degradation of World Soil
19 September, 2018
Global Summit
There's been a big shift taking place at the Global Climate Summit this week - government and donors are waking up to nature as the forgotten solution to climate change. The land sector is finally at the top of the climate change agenda. And rightly so. read more
7 secrets that forests are keepings from you
31 August, 2018
7 secrets that forests are keepings from you
Where would you find the world's largest recreation center and the most natural supermarket? Forests wouldn't have been your first answer, would it? That's the thing about forests. They keep secrets. For too long we have seen trees as purely functional or ornamental... read more
Australian Forestry Company Uses Drone to Spot Koalas Before Cutting Down Trees
28 August, 2018
Australian Forestry Company Uses Drone to Spot Koalas Before Cutting Down Trees
The Latrobe Valley-based Hazelwood Forestry company in Victoria, Australia is using unmanned aerial vehicles to keep an eye on the local koala population. According to the Latrobe Valley Express, the implementation of camera drones is helping Eloise and Russel Cluning spot the animals... read more
Expect more wildfires, experts warn
24 August, 2018
Expect more wildfires, experts warn
As the world gets hotter and drier, and alien plant species thrive, more wildfires are inevitable, experts have warned. The world is getting hotter and drier, and there are more wildfires than ever. All over the world, from Portugal to California, Mexico, Australia, Indonesia and South Africa. read more
Ethiopia’s new forestry law: A win for landscapes and livelihoods?
22 August, 2018
CIFOR
The Ethiopian government has a big dream: restoring 22 million hectares of degraded lands and forests by 2030. By doing so, the country aims not only to increase tree cover and restore degraded forests, but also to significantly enhance the forestry sector's contribution... read more
What will climate change mean for SA agriculture?
21 August, 2018
What will climate change mean for SA agriculture?
What are the small shifts that mean big changes, particularly for agriculture, in a changing climate? Mandi Smallhorne finds out. Tshwane 2014. A meeting of commercial farmers from across South Africa. A middle-aged man stands to ask a question. read more
New research demonstrates a strong positive benefit to native trees following invasive species removal
20 August, 2018
New research demonstrates a strong positive benefit to native trees following invasive species removal.
New research published in PLOS ONE this week demonstrates dramatic positive benefits for native trees following rat removal at Palmyra Atoll, a magnificent National Wildlife Refuge and natural research laboratory located about 1000 miles south of Hawaii. read more
Trees and climate change: Faster growth, lighter wood
15 August, 2018
Trees and climate change: Faster growth, lighter wood
Trees are growing more rapidly due to climate change. This sounds like good news. After all, this means that trees are storing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in their wood and hence taking away the key ingredient in global warming. read more
All abuzz about bees
14 August, 2018
All abuzz about bees
The Department of Agriculture, working with bee associations in the Western Cape, has released a new strategy aimed at ensuring the sustainability of the bee population in the province. The honeybee is as important to agriculture as water, land and air. read more
This tiny worm has saved South African companies more than R400 million
10 August, 2018
This tiny worm has saved South African companies more than R400 million
Every Monday, scientists at the University of Pretoria's biological control facility send small plastic sandwich bags containing a cloudy liquid and more than 6-million microscopic worms, called nematodes to pine plantations all over the country. read more

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