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Viewing entries posted in February 2015
Women in Nepal become forest conservationists
Women in Nepal have become stewards of a community forest in the Terai Arc, which they rely on for necessities like food, water and shelter, as well as income and firewood. This article tells their story through a series of pictures.
New Brunswick environmental group finds success selling carbon offsets
Community Forests International, a Sackville-based forestry and environmental group, has been making about $70,000 per year on their 71 hectare woodlot by selling carbon offsets to five Canadian companies. These companies are paying CFI to manage this land sustainably.
Warming climates are causing expanded ranges and earlier arrivals for blacklegged ticks
Warmer spring temperatures in northeastern US are leading to earlier arrivals of Lyme disease-carrying blacklegged ticks and increasing their geographic range.
Learn more here... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150218122947.htm
Dwindling supply of hardwood sawlogs shuts down local flooring manufacturer
Another hardwood flooring manufacturer has had to close its doors due to a lack of hardwood sawlogs being harvested in the province.
Small private woodlot owners are essential to successful forest conservation efforts
In the U.S, over a third of forested land is owned by individuals or families. It is therefore necessary to support and collaborate with them for successful forest conservation and sustainability efforts. The article highlights 5 benefits of responsible forest management: clean water, continuous wood supply, wildlife habitat, recreation opportunities, and carbon capture and storage.
EU renewable energy policies drive demand for wood pellets
Demand for wood pellets is increasing in the EU due to renewable energy policies.
Read more here... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150130132845.htm