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Storm damage to forests costs billions – here’s how artificial intelligence can help
24 April, 2018
Storm damage to forests costs billions – here’s how artificial intelligence can help
High-intensity storms cause billions of pounds of damage every year, and climate change is set to make this worse in future. We already appear to be seeing more frequent and intense windstorms. Ex-hurricaneOphelia and Storm Eleanor both wreaked havoc in the British Isles. read more
Climate-smart forestry a robust option
24 April, 2018
Climate-smart forestry a robust option
Anthropogenic climate change is impacting all aspects of human life. The current capability of human-designed systems and processes to deal with the impacts of climate change is no match for the scale and spontaneity at which such impacts are experienced. read more
Cambodia: where saving the forests is a matter of life and death
24 April, 2018
Cambodia: where saving the forests is a matter of life and death
"After the murders, not many people dared to go inside the jungle," Ouch Leng writes in an email.In 2016, Leng won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for his fearless work bringing to light the defoliation and deforestation of his native Cambodia. read more
Algae-forestry, bioenergy mix could help make CO2 vanish from thin air
24 April, 2018
Algae-forestry, bioenergy mix could help make CO2 vanish from thin air
An unconventional mélange of algae, eucalyptus and bioenergy with carbon capture and storage appears to be a quirky ecological recipe. But, scientists have an idea that could use that recipe to help power and provide food protein to large regions of the world. read more
Killer beetles invade Knysna trees
18 April, 2018
Killer beetles invade Knysna trees
Following a presentation by a scientist last week, it has become clear that there is a beetle in town, which is capable of destroying many trees, not only Oaks,Knysna-Plett Herald reports. The comprehensive presentation by Dr Wilhelm de Beer from FABI... read more
Lego plans new sustainable pieces
17 April, 2018
Lego plans new sustainable pieces
Fans of Lego can rest assured that when they come to use tree, leaf or bush pieces they will now more closely resemble the real thing. This is because the Danish toymaker is introducing new plant-based material to be used on its botanical elements, starting from this year. read more
Tree planting exercise in Mt Kenya forest hits record breaking
16 April, 2018
Tree planting exercise in Mt Kenya forest hits record breaking
Leading environmental conservation, community and business entities have Tuesday undertaken a record breaking 35,000 indigenous trees planting on the slopes of Mt Kenya. As part of the ongoing National Tree Planting Campaign spearheaded by Environment... read more

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