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First the startling news was that the rain forests were burning, now that all the forests are going.

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2022-07-26
1.  Even a small rise in temperatures could decimate North American forests  

2022-08-11


Grist
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A new study warns that boreal forests are fast approaching a tipping point.

2.  Mass Death of Sequoias Is the Harbinger of Earth Systems Collapse  

2022-08-09


Truth Out
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We have entered an era where burned forests may not return unless we cool Earth to below the tipping point.

3.  200 million acres of forest cover have been lost since 1960  

2022-08-05


Grist
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“Unprecedented” logging, mining, and agricultural expansion are razing forests faster than they can replenish, report finds.

4.  Biden Administration Touts Plans to Plant a Billion Trees, Restore Forests Scarred by Wildfires  

2022-07-26


Yale E360
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The Biden administration has unveiled new plans to restore woodlands beset by drought, insect infestations, and wildfires, including planting more than one billion trees on federal lands.Read more on E360 →

5.  Alaska Is on Track for a Record Fire Season  

2022-07-06


Yale E360
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Alaska is on pace for a historic fire season, spurred on by warm temperatures, a diminished snowpack, and an apparent uptick in lightning strikes. Fires have ripped through 2 million acres so far this year, roughly 10 times the total area burned in all of 2021. Read more on E360 →

6.  Climate Change Will Limit How Much Carbon Forests Take Up, New Research Shows  

2022-05-13


Yale E360
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Governments are increasingly looking to forests to draw down carbon pollution, but worsening droughts threaten to stunt tree growth, while larger wildfires and insect infestations risk decimating woodlands, two new studies show.Read more on E360 →

7.  More Business as Usual: Biden’s Old-Growth Forest Plan  

2022-05-06


Counter Punch
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On 22 April 2022 (Earth Day), US President Biden issued an Executive Order to “Strengthen America’s Forests, Boost Wildfire Resilience, and Combat Global Deforestation” which purports to “expand his administration’s historic and bold efforts to tackle the climate crisis, make our nation more resilien...

8.  Cropped, 4 May 2022: UN land report; State of the forests; Indonesia bans palm oil exports  

2022-05-04


Carbon Brief
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Welcome to Carbon Brief’s Cropped. We handpick and explain the most important stories at the intersection... The post Cropped, 4 May 2022: UN land report; State of the forests; Indonesia bans palm oil exports appeared first on Carbon Brief.

9.  New Reports Show Forests Need Far More Funding to Help the Climate, and Even Then, They Can’t Do It All  

2022-05-04


Inside Climate News
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As government leaders and forestry experts gathered in South Korea this week to discuss the state of the world’s forests, new research suggests that ambitious international efforts to curb deforestation are making insufficient progress and the planet’s trees continue to disappear. On Wednesday, an internationa...

10.  The Giant Loop Hole in Biden’s Old-Growth Forest Executive Order  

2022-05-03


Counter Punch
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Last month, in honor of Earth Day, President Biden signed an executive order on Strengthening the Nation’s Forests, Communities, and Local Economies. While the EO represents progress in its acknowledgement that old-growth and mature forests are essential bulwarks against the worst impacts of climat...

11.  Despite COP26 pledges, the world is losing way too many trees  

2022-04-29


Grist
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A new report says the world's pristine forests were destroyed at a “relentless” rate in 2021.

12.  World Lost an Area of Forest the Size of Wyoming Last Year, Report Finds  

2022-04-29


Yale E360
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Globally, an area of forest the size of Wyoming succumbed to fires, logging, or other destructive forces last year, according to new report from Global Forest Watch, a project backed by the World Resources Institute. Read more on E360 →

13.  What I learned from pruning Milwaukee’s orphaned fruit trees  

2022-04-28


Grist
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People are planting more trees. But they're not always prepared to take care of them.

14.  Guest post: How climate change is driving forest loss in India  

2022-04-19


Carbon Brief
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India is home to 650 endemic tree species found nowhere else in the world, 8%... The post Guest post: How climate change is driving forest loss in India appeared first on Carbon Brief.

15.  How Logging Contributes to Climate Change  

2022-01-24


Counter Punch
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One of the arguments alleged by proponents of thinning or logging forests is that it will reduce the size of wildfires and hence carbon emissions from blazes. Proponents argue that more trees survive a fire if there has been “active forest management.” The problem with such ebullient pronouncements i...

16.  Big Bank, Corporate Destruction of Forests Worsening Climate Crisis: Report  

2022-01-13


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“Most companies and financial institutions with the greatest ability to halt deforestation are doing little or nothing.”

17.  Across the Boreal Forest, Scientists Are Tracking Warming’s Toll  

2022-01-11


Yale E360
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From Minnesota to the Northwest Territories, researchers are studying dramatic changes in the vast northern forests: thawing permafrost, drowned trees, methane releases, increased wildfires, and the slow transformation of these forests from carbon sinks to carbon emitters. Read more on E360 →

18.  Tropical Forests Grow Back Quickly on Abandoned Land, Study Finds  

2021-12-10


Yale E360
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In recent decades, cattle grazing has accounted for around two-thirds of deforestation in Brazil, with ranchers clearing forest to create pastures. Halting climate change demands not only stopping deforestation, but reversing it, for instance, by turning pastures back into woodlands. A new study of secondar...

19.  Salon: Wildfires are erasing Western forests. Climate change is making it permanent.  

2021-12-02


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The evidence is clear: Forests are shifting to scrublands across large swaths of the Western U.S.

20.  Wildfires are erasing Western forests. Climate change is making it permanent.  

2021-11-29


Grist
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The evidence is clear: Forests are shifting to scrublands across large swaths of the Western U.S.

21.  The bold plan to save Africa's largest forest  

2021-05-17


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The Congo Basin contains the world's second-largest rainforest, crucial for regulating the world's climate. Inside it, a plan to halt the forest's decline is bearing fruit.