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Sacred Seedlings

Carbon. Climate. Change.

climate change and deforestation

Carbon, Climate, Change Promote, develop, balance, manage, contribute and protect. Those are the strategies the St. Catharines Urban Forest Advisory Committee is hoping to achieve in a proposed private property tree bylaw. The city wants to hear residents’ input on the proposed bylaw designed to protect trees on private property, and will host the first of […]

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climate change and deforestation

Haitian Reforestation Vital To Stabilization Small farmers could play an important part in making Haiti – where just two percent of trees are still standing – green again. With a population of 10 million and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 7.8 billion dollars, Haiti, the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country, has been crippled by environmental degradation […]

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deforestation and biodiversity India

Forests Can Partially Regenerate Once great wrongs are done, it’s rarely possible to undo them. Earth, the most exuberant planet known to exist in any galaxy, carries great wounds upon its lovely face: denuded hills, fertile farmlands being washed into the sea or turned to dust, treasure houses of biodiversity annihilated, air, land and water […]

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elephant conservation Africa

Biodiversity Collapsing One day around 66 million years ago — it was in June or July if the evidence from fossilized pollen traces has been interpreted correctly — an asteroid somewhat larger than Manhattan ploughed into the Earth near what is now Chicxulub in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico at 45,000 mph. As it hit with […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Laser Technology Measures Trees American Forests is proud to announce a series of tree measuring webinars and a grant program in partnership with Laser Technology, Inc. (LTI). For the grant program, American Forests and LTI have teamed up to create a unique opportunity for state coordinators and certifiers to upgrade their equipment to more accurately […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Forest Mismanagement European settlers transformed America’s Northeastern forests. From historic records and fossils, researchers know the landscape and plants are radically different today than they were 400 years ago. But little direct evidence exists to prove which tree species filled the forests before they were cleared for fields and fuel. Swamp-loving plants, like sedges and tussocks, are the fossil survivors, […]

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biodiversity and deforestation

Some Trees 1,000 Years Old Trees in the Amazon basin grow slower and are older than scientists thought, a discovery that has implications for computer models about climate change. Up to half of all trees greater than four inches (10 centimeters) in diameter in Amazon tropical forests are more than 300 years old, the study found. Some […]

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forest conservation and global warming

World Summit On Natural Capital Until we fully account for the value and benefits of our forests and ecosystems, society and industry will continue to exploit them in unsustainable practices. The following chart helps remind us of the importance of watersheds, ecosystems, forests and the endangered species within. Trees can make our communities and homes […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Reforestation Can Capture Carbon This is a proposal to help the Government of Ethiopia to move away from subsistence to surplus production and towards integration into the global economy by demonstrating, the through modeling, the economic, financial and institutional feasibility of mountain reforestation and creation of forest/forest based industries. The main anticipated beneficiaries/ customers/investors are […]

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tiger conservation and habitat conservation

Tribute To World Wildlife Day Without action to protect biodiversity at a time of disappearing habitats and increased poaching, black rhinos, Sumatran tigers, western lowland gorillas and thousands of other animals are on the verge of extinction. The loss of iconic species is a tragedy with broad and deep impact. Animal, plant and marine biodiversity keeps ecosystems functional. […]

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