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29 Feb 2012

Warming to Ignite the Carbon Bomb

Rising temperatures are drying out northernforests and peatlands, producing bigger and more intense fires.

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10 November, 2011

Mixed forestry reaction to National promises

National Party promises to adopt some of the recommendations made by the panel that reviewed the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) have been welcomed by forest owners. But they say much more policy work is needed if forestry is to achieve its potential for New Zealand.

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August 16, 2011

New solutions needed for wildfire woes

In the aftermath of the disastrous wildfires in 2003 that burned hundreds of homes and caused millions of dollars in property damage in and around the communities of Kelowna and Barriere, the City of Cranbrook began doing what hundreds of other communities across B.C. must do if they wish to better protect themselves from future wildfires.

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August 18, 2011

Effectiveness of Strict vs. Multiple Use Protected Areas in Reducing Tropical Forest Fires: A Global Analysis Using Matching Methods

Protected areas (PAs) cover a quarter of the tropical forest estate. Yet there is debate over the effectiveness of PAs in reducing deforestation, especially when local people have rights to use the forest.

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9 August 2011

Russian forests burn for second successive year

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Climate Change And Forest Fires Linked In New Study

A study released this week predicts a grim future for the ecosystem in and around Yellowstone National Park.

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10 May 2011

Growing number of mega-fires may contribute to global warming

10 May 2011, Rome/Sun City - Whilst changing climatic conditions may be exacerbating the growing number of mega-fires round the world, these fires may also themselves be a contributing factor to global warming, said FAO in a report presented today at the 5th International Wildland Fire Conference in Sun City, South Africa.

The agency called upon countries to implement more comprehensive fire management strategies and improve the monitoring of wildfire carbon gas emissions that cause global warming.

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5 April 2011

GEF Project in Komi Republic Saves Emissions by Reducing Fires and Illegal Logging

5 April 2011: A Global Environment Facility Project is reported to be helping the Government of Komi (Russian Federation) to improve the sustainability of the national protected area system and measure carbon stocks and reduced emissions from deforestation.

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15 March 2011

Carbon storage and forest fire influences in tropical rainforests

Seeing Through the Haze:How NGOs Work the Forests

As they do every year, Greenpeace and nongovernmental organizations like “Eyes on the Forest,” which is supported by the WWF and other western environmental groups, have squarely blamed the plantation industry for the seasonal fires in Sumatra.

This generates sympathy for the anti-forestry campaign NGOs have been waging in Indonesia for many years, which pits economic development against the environment.

But this perspective is simplistic and wrong.


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