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A Drone Test In The Amazon Rain Forest Delivers An Unexpected ... - NPR

Amazon Forest News - February 13, 2017 - 3:17pm

NPR

A Drone Test In The Amazon Rain Forest Delivers An Unexpected ...
NPR
A drone test in a remote Amazonian village in Peru failed. And that, says one of the testers, was the best possible outcome.

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Landsat Eyes Help Guard the World's Forests - United States Geological Survey (press release)

Boreal Forest News - February 13, 2017 - 10:01am

United States Geological Survey (press release)

Landsat Eyes Help Guard the World's Forests
United States Geological Survey (press release)
“We're seeing the loss of forests in many places,” said Matthew Hansen, a professor at the University of Maryland. “Dynamics include increasing tropical deforestation, more frequent and severe boreal forest fires, disease in temperate forests and the ...

Harlan Daily Enterprise | How many trees are there? - The Harlan Daily Enterprise

Boreal Forest News - February 12, 2017 - 6:21am

Harlan Daily Enterprise | How many trees are there?
The Harlan Daily Enterprise
Satellites peering down at the Earth are providing some amazing information about our planet's soil, water and plant life. One interesting bit of trivia is that ...

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Why Wangari Maathai's Journey Should Serve as Inspiration for African Girls - The African Exponent (blog)

Congo Forest News - February 12, 2017 - 3:39am

The African Exponent (blog)

Why Wangari Maathai's Journey Should Serve as Inspiration for African Girls
The African Exponent (blog)
In 2005, she was appointed as a goodwill ambassador to the Congo basin forest ecosystem by the eleven heads of states. Maathai wrote four inspiring books about her life and work. There are many lessons to learn from Wangari as she was an inspiring and ...

NATURALLY TEXAS: Sandpipers make stopovers - San Angelo Standard Times

Boreal Forest News - February 12, 2017 - 2:10am

San Angelo Standard Times

NATURALLY TEXAS: Sandpipers make stopovers
San Angelo Standard Times
At San Angelo, least sandpipers are still far from their destination on the Arctic tundra and northern Boreal Forest. There they nest and rear a brood of chicks that as youngsters, less than 2 months old, must find their way south as far as South America.

Critically endangered monkeys caught on camera in the Congo - Earth Touch

Congo Forest News - February 11, 2017 - 1:39am

Earth Touch

Critically endangered monkeys caught on camera in the Congo
Earth Touch
... that sustain them. "The Congo Basin rainforest is the second-largest rainforest in the world," says Kate Detwiler of Florida Atlantic University, "and contains some of the least-known species on the planet, many of which are threatened from hunting ...

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DRC Cancels Illegal Logging Licenses - Voice of America

Congo Forest News - February 10, 2017 - 3:59pm

Voice of America

DRC Cancels Illegal Logging Licenses
Voice of America
The forest covers much of northern DRC, as well as parts of five other countries in the Congo Basin. Irene Wabiwa Betoko, forest campaign manager at Greenpeace Africa, told VOA that her organization discovered these two illegal awards and asked for a ...

Geoglyphs in Amazon rainforest a mystery to scientists - CBC.ca

Amazon Forest News - February 10, 2017 - 1:51pm

CBC.ca

Geoglyphs in Amazon rainforest a mystery to scientists
CBC.ca
Hundreds of circles in the ground of the Amazon rainforest that date back thousands of years have been discovered, but scientists don't know what purpose they served. The Amazon rainforest has long been thought of a pristine ecosystem that was ...

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Lost & Found in the Amazon: Ancient Geoglyphs Reveal Forests ... - Sputnik International

Amazon Forest News - February 10, 2017 - 7:29am

Sputnik International

Lost & Found in the Amazon: Ancient Geoglyphs Reveal Forests ...
Sputnik International
Over 450 massive geometrical geoglyphs have been discovered in the Amazonian rainforest. Stretching across an area of 13000 sq km the series of earthworks ...
Ancient Amazon Tribes Built More Than 450 Mysterious Earthworks ...MobiPicker

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World's largest tropical peatlands discovered in swamp forests of Congo Basin - Mongabay.com

Congo Forest News - February 9, 2017 - 6:58pm

Mongabay.com

World's largest tropical peatlands discovered in swamp forests of Congo Basin
Mongabay.com
A vast area of peatlands in the swamp forests of the Congo Basin, known as the Cuvette Centrale peatlands, has just been mapped for the first time and shown to be the largest in all of the tropics. The peatlands, which weren't even known to exist as ...

SC Johnson Brings VR to CSR With Amazon Rainforest Project - brandchannel.com

Amazon Forest News - February 9, 2017 - 3:51pm

brandchannel.com

SC Johnson Brings VR to CSR With Amazon Rainforest Project
brandchannel.com
SC Johnson has announced an acre-for-acre matching challenge to help protect the Amazon rainforest, as part of the company's ongoing partnership with Conservation International (CI). The public affairs initiative is being brought to life with a virtual ...

BRAZIL WANTS TO CUT PROTECTED AMAZON FOREST AREA BY 65 PERCENT - plus55 (blog)

Amazon Forest News - February 8, 2017 - 1:15pm

plus55 (blog)

BRAZIL WANTS TO CUT PROTECTED AMAZON FOREST AREA BY 65 PERCENT
plus55 (blog)
Brazil's federal government is currently considering bill which would reduce the its protected rainforest area by 65 percent. The conservation areas in question include four protected forests and the extinction of a fifth area. Although the bill ...

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Guardians of a Vast Lake, and a Refuge for Humanity - New York Times

Boreal Forest News - February 7, 2017 - 6:44pm

New York Times

Guardians of a Vast Lake, and a Refuge for Humanity
New York Times
The surrounding area is wilderness too — a sprawling land of untouched boreal forest and tundra, rivers and mountains. The only human settlement on its shores is the town of Deline, population 503. This isolated community is mostly Sahtuto'ine ...

Amazon forest was transformed by ancient people: study - Yahoo News

Amazon Forest News - February 6, 2017 - 4:39pm

Yahoo News

Amazon forest was transformed by ancient people: study
Yahoo News
Miami (AFP) - Long before European settlers arrived in the Americas in 1492, the Amazon rainforest was transformed for thousands of years by indigenous people who carved mysterious circles into the landscape, researchers said Monday. While the purpose ...
More Than 450 Ancient Earthworks Resembling Stonehenge Built In Amazon RainforestTech Times
Hundreds of ancient earthworks resembling Stonehenge found in Amazon rainforestTelegraph.co.uk
Mysterious ancient geoglyphs discovered in Amazon rainforestMother Nature Network
Mirror.co.uk -Live Science -NEWS.com.au -PNAS
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How we discovered the world's largest tropical peatland, deep in Congo - Christian Science Monitor

Congo Forest News - February 6, 2017 - 7:00am

Christian Science Monitor

How we discovered the world's largest tropical peatland, deep in Congo
Christian Science Monitor
We then used satellite data to map these two specific peat swamp forests to determine the boundaries of the Congo Basin peatlands. Combining this area with peat depth and peat carbon content from our laboratory analyses allowed us to calculate that ...

Forest protection funds flow to DRC despite 'illegal' logging permits - Mongabay.com

Congo Forest News - February 1, 2017 - 12:47pm

Mongabay.com

Forest protection funds flow to DRC despite 'illegal' logging permits
Mongabay.com
REDD+ aims to help forest countries reduce their carbon emissions and develop sustainably. DRC holds about 60 percent of the Congo Basin's forests. In October, CAFI approved the first payment of $40 million. The agreement stipulates that disbursement ...

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Peter Foster: The boreal forest 'agreement' was an eco-radical shakedown. Thankfully, it's finally dead - Financial Post

Boreal Forest News - January 31, 2017 - 4:55pm

Financial Post

Peter Foster: The boreal forest 'agreement' was an eco-radical shakedown. Thankfully, it's finally dead
Financial Post
The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA), one of the most ignominious deals in Canadian business history, is being quietly euthanized. Last week, its Ottawa-based secretariat was closed, without fanfare or eulogy. However, most of the agreement's ...

Logging in certified concessions drove intact forest landscape loss in Congo Basin - Mongabay.com

Congo Forest News - January 30, 2017 - 4:12pm

Mongabay.com

Logging in certified concessions drove intact forest landscape loss in Congo Basin
Mongabay.com
Certification of logging concessions, which aims to ensure sustainable forest management practices, had a “negligible” impact on slowing the fragmentation of intact forest landscapes (IFLs) in the Congo Basin, according to the study. According to Corey ...

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