Forestry

Russian overtures: Moscow is regaining sway in the Balkans

Russian overturesMoscow is regaining sway in the Balkans<p>Aid, warplanes and propaganda convince Serbs that Russia is their friend<p>print-edition …

Russia

Tasmanian Parliament set for fiery first session

Tasmania's Premier has hosed down claims he is picking a fight with councils, as his Resources Minister warns he will "fight in the trenches" to get …

Australian News

National Geographic exhibit shows how curious kids turned into explorers

Kenny Broad began scuba diving at age 11. He turned what soon became a passion into a profession. Today, as an environmental anthropologist in Miami, Florida, Broad investigates blue holes, or underwater caves that few, if any, people have visited.<p>National Geographic calls him an explorer, and he’s …

Lifestyle

Poetry Daily

[March]<p>Eight months on, grief burns itself out,<br>leaves quiet, smearing ash. A face,<br>a spit-damp rag. A blackened field<br>in rain. My smile's willed<p>and …

Poetry

Reconnect: Global Mother & Daughter Getaways

Whether your idea of family fun is spending a week on safari in South Africa, hiking through rain forest on a remote Chilean island, or rafting the …

Travel

Wisconsin budget proposal moves forestry division up north

A Wisconsin lawmaker says he believes Gov. Scott Walker's plan to move the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' forestry division up north will …

Why long-term investors should take another look at Canadian forestry stocks

Investors, start your chainsaws.<p>Canadian forestry stocks have been lagging their international peers amid a trade dispute with the United States and the prospect of crippling duties on their softwood-lumber exports.<p>But the uncertainty is good news for anyone who recognizes trees as a valuable …

Stocks

Record drought + record rain = toppled trees. How do you know if your tree is in trouble?

At Elysian Park near Dodger Stadium last weekend, hikers walked their dogs along the popular hiking trail, unconcerned by a recently toppled tree.<p>But with more winter storms predicted, and news of a 100-year-old pine tree falling on a house and car in Pasadena on Tuesday, it’s hard for homeowners …

Lifestyle

Flow

You must live with your own strength.<p>You must live with your own thoughts.<p>You must live with your own mind.<p>You need to control yourself.<p>Even though …

Energy

Forestry threat to 'iconic' landscapes

MOVES by the Scottish Government to pursue large scale afforestation are being challenged by two unlikely allies – the Scottish Gamekeepers …

Scottish Government

Children's Books on Costa Rica

One of the best ways to armchair family travel is by reading books based in different locations. As a family, we love reading books that teach us …

Costa Rica

Conquering the Highlands

Deforestation of Scotland began millennia ago and by the early 20th century woodland cover was down to about 6 per cent of the total land area. A …

Forests

Why Killer Viruses Are On The Rise

Pygmy elephants. Monkeys with noses the size of beer cans. And a deer so small you could cradle it like a baby.<p>And right there, sitting on a leaf, is the strangest bug we've ever seen<b>.</b><p>"Check out the size of it," says virus hunter Kevin Olival as he picks up a ginormous roly-poly. "It's the size of …

Forests

Japan - How Japan Saved its Forests: The Birth of Silviculture and Community Forest Management

• <b>Author</b>: Gerry Marten• <b><br>Posted</b>: June 2005<br>• This story is excerpted from Environmental Tipping Points: A New Paradigm for Restoring Ecological Security, …

Forests

Tree failure at Botanic Gardens unlikely due to lack of space: Former NParks arborist

SINGAPORE - The 40m tembusu tree that on Saturday (Feb 11) uprooted and killed a 38-year-old woman and left four others injured was unlikely to have …

Gardening

Chile's forest fires have been raging for weeks. What caused them?

It started with a burst of flames in the steep Chilean hillsides of Valparaíso, two days after crowds celebrated New Year’s. Then flames started popping up farther south. Since then, almost 100 fires have burned hundreds of thousand of acres across the country.<p>A month later, many of the fires are …

Forests

Forestry worker praised for carving roadside memorial out of dead tree

Blake Murray saved lifeless ash tree that marked fatal collision<p>A City of Ottawa forestry worker who fashioned a roadside memorial from the trunk of …

As Victoria weighs forestry's future, report says national park could be jobs boon

The creation of a long-mooted national park on Melbourne's fringe could create up to 750 jobs by turning the area into an eco-tourism hub, an …

Australian News

Long Before Making Enigmatic Earthworks, People Reshaped Brazil’s Rain Forest

Deep in the Amazon, the rain forest once covered ancient secrets. Spread across hundreds of thousands of acres are massive, geometric earthworks. The carvings stretch out in circles and squares that can be as big as a city block, with trenches up to 12 yards wide and 13 feet deep. They appear to …

Archaeology

Japan farm exports hit record-high ¥750.3 billion

Japan’s exports of agricultural, forestry and fishery products in 2016 grew 0.7 percent from the previous year to ¥750.3 billion, hitting a record …

Exports

The Giving Tree: Israeli Researcher Discovers Trees Interact, Share Resources

Trees are truly amazing. Besides producing nearly half the earth’s oxygen, providing habitat for millions of species, and creating the soil and …

Forests

M.S. and Ph.D. Programs

Graduate Programs<p><i>Masters of Science in Forestry (M.S.)</i><br>Students interested in pursuing a M.S. in Forestry may choose between Research-Intensive (Plan …

Education

When Forest Fires Devastated Chile, This Rescue Team Stepped in to Save Countless Animals

Humane Society International‘s (HSI) Disaster Response Team recently touched down in Chile after the country was affected by severe forest fires. The …

Veganism

The secret life of trees: Is nature less selfish than we think?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nature might not be all about a ruthless "survival of the fittest". Research suggests that trees don't just compete for survival, but also cooperate and share resources using underground fungi networks.<p>"A forest has an amazing ability to communicate and behave like a single organism -- an …

Forests

Chile ends state of emergency as forest fires draw to an end

The Chilean government has ended a state of emergency and says no significant new fires have broken out. This after over two weeks of devastating forest fires in the South American country.<p>The forest fire season lasts until April and the country must remain vigilant, President Michelle Bachelet …

UK News

Forest fires cause national emergency in Chile

<b>Almost a quarter of a million square miles of forest have been destroyed as fires rage out of control across central and southern Chile.</b><p><i>SÃO PAULO, 3</i> …

Forests

Chile's forest fires will cost government $333 million, minister says

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's massive forest fires that have killed 11 people and destroyed nearly 1,500 homes will cost the government $333 million dollars, Finance Minister Rodrigo Valdes told reporters on Friday.<p>The government will reallocate $100 million from the current budget to mitigate the …

Environment

How Human Actions are Compromising the Largest Mammal Migration – and Why YOU Need to Care

The Great Migration sees approximately two million beautiful beings moving around within the Serengeti ecosystem, chasing what the fresh rains have …

Veganism

Huge planes help fight Chile forest fires

Huge supertanker planes from the US, Russia and Brazil have been deployed to fight forest fires in Chile.<p>The fires are the worst in modern history and have spread to affect 480,000 hectares (1,186,105 acres) so far.

UK News

Laissez-faire is not good enough for reforestation

If degraded and logged areas of tropical forests are left to nature, the populations of certain endangered tree species are not able to recover. This …

Biology