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September 28 2010

Forestry plantings heading for 60-year low

Next year's planted forestry area is set to be the lowest since 1947 unless the capital expenditure budget for forestry is increased, the Association of Irish Forestry Consultants (AIFC) has warned.

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Cashing in on carbon

Environment Waikato is considering using its $60 millon investment fund for a massive tree planting scheme to cash in on the Government's Emissions Trading Scheme.

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September 17, 2010

Boost for one million trees project

THE Department of Forestry has received planting equipment from the International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN, to support the Fiji One Million Trees Initiative.

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August 1st, 2010

Anhui Province Suzhou City forestry the first time five billion yuan of GDP

Year of the Tiger Spring comes early in 1000 the village is busy planting trees. When the spring again blowing Suzhou earth, people were happy to find that piece of the green throughout the city, look exceptionally beautiful.

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August 26, 2010

New Zealand Farmers Harvest Carbon Credits

In New Zealand, where the sheep outnumber humans 9 to 1 and National Lamb Day is celebrated every Feb. 15, a carbon emission trading system that kicked off in July is upending the economics of sheep farming, a once crucial sector of the economy. Sheep farmers are walking away from the business of selling wool and lamb chops and are converting their grazing lands into tree farms that could prove valuable when the country's agricultural sector is forced to pay for greenhouse gas emissions starting in 2015.

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Aug. 25 2010

The US way of rescuing our climate...

For individuals and business, air travel is a fact of life. The world is our playground and we are not going to stop exploring new places and opportunities.

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25 Aug 2010

Malaysia: Seeing REDD in climate tool

COMMENT In the last three weeks, Sarawak was abuzz with news of a particular climate change mitigation mechanism called REDD (Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries).

First, a news article by Reuters informed that an Australian carbon trading company has signed a carbon offset deal with nine tribal leaders that would purportedly preserved more than 100,000ha of forests in the state.

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August 19, 2010

Beijing plans $3B on alternative energy, trees

Beijing has worked out a plan to invest up to 20 billion yuan (US$3 billion) in the next decade on forestation and develop alternative energies.

Wu Jian, a senior engineer with the State Forestry Administration, said at a news conference that the trees will fight climate change by absorbing carbon and will produce material for bio-diesel and ethanol fuels by 2020.

The plan aims to have 23 percent of the country covered with forests in 10 years, up 3 percent increase from the current level.

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Aug. 19, 2010

Groups oppose genetically engineered eucalyptus trees

Environmentalists are challenging the plans of a S.C.-based biotechnology firm to grow genetically engineered eucalyptus trees in the South, saying the fast-growing Australian species could spread uncontrollably.

ArborGen LLC won federal permits in May to plant 330 acres of a eucalyptus hybrid in South Carolina and six other states. The test sites include Marlboro County, S.C., about 75 miles southeast of Charlotte.

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Aug 18, 2010

Carbon Profit Grows on Trees as Kiwi Farmers Ditch Sheep

New Zealand’s sheep farmers are flocking to a government carbon trading program that pays more to plant trees than sell wool and mutton.


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