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Climate change fight: Countries urged to make forest protection a priority
16 November, 2017
Climate change Uganda
According to the state of Uganda's Forestry Report 2016, Uganda has been losing on average 122,000 ha/year of forest every year from 1990-2015. Members at the conference said putting a stop to the destruction of forests is crucial to tackling climate change. read more
India regrows forests to trap carbon emissions
16 November, 2017
Indian forests
Large-scale tree planting efforts in India, China and South Korea have removed more than 12 billion metric tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere over the past 20 years, according to new analysis. Examining different afforestation, reforestation... read more
Converting carbon emissions into 'green' concrete
20 October, 2017
Friday offcuts
An Australian pilot project capturing carbon emissions and storing them in building materials aims to have a full-scale production plant by 2020. Mineral Carbonation International, an Australian company developing carbon-utilisation technology has officially launched its technology... read more
China’s building 19km treetop walkway
20 October, 2017
Friday offcuts
China's magnificent new walkway is giving people a treetop experience of Fuzhou's sub-tropical forests unlike any before. Singapore-based LOOK Architects recently completed the first phase of the Fuzhou Forest Walkway, a snaking treetop walkway... read more
New study finds nature is vital to beating climate change
18 October, 2017
Beating climate change
Washington DC, USA and London, UK, 16 October 2017 - Better stewardship of the land could have a bigger role in fighting climate change than previously thought, according to the most comprehensive assessment to date of how greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced and stored in forests... read more
A win-win for spotted owls and forest management
13 October, 2017
News.com.au
Remote sensing technology has detected what could be a win for both spotted owls and forestry management, according to a study led by the University of California, Davis, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station and the University of Washington. read more
Developing sustainable forest ecosystems in Africa will help boost its economies
10 October, 2017
How we made it in Africa
Humanity has long appreciated forests for the energy, food and medicine they provide, and as a source of wood products for construction and other purposes. But the role of forests in supporting agriculture, preserving biodiversity, protecting water supplies, creating jobs... read more
Scientists find a better way to measure if we are doing enough to combat climate change
10 October, 2017
Research matters
Climate change is here and governments around the world are trying their best to stem its debilitating impacts. REDD+ (Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation), a programme to encourage the sustainable management of existing forests... read more
NBI takes on massive water challenge
21 September, 2017
Dolphin bay chemicals
The National Business Initiative (NBI) has introduced an ambitious new project aiming to help ensure long-term water security for both business and communities across South Africa. Called Kopano ya Metsi, meaning "meeting for water", this project is examining public-private partnerships... read more
SA helps municipalities to go green
19 September, 2017
Eprop
Municipalities across the country are set to go greener with the introduction of a new national strategy The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has developed the national greening strategy, which aims to assist municipalities to develop greening plans at local level. read more

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