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Apple invests in Colombian forest

The fishing community of Cispatá Bay on the coast of Colombia might seem like the unlikely site of an investment for Apple. But the tech giant, which is funding the protection of a 27,000-acre mangrove forest in the area, sees it as a strategic part of its fight to mitigate climate ch
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US to plant five million trees in 2019

Wildfire, insect infestation, disease, and severe weather have degraded hundreds of thousands of acres of National Forest land in the US. The damage has destroyed wildlife habitat, impaired watersheds, stressed drinking water sources, degraded places people recreate, and compromised t
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Human health and forestry go together

The Forest Europe Expert Group on Human Health and Well-being has published a book that summarizes current knowledge on the health benefits of forests and integration of social aspects of forests into sustainable forest management (SFM). The publication presents evidence on the health
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Canada to fight ‘unfair’ US lumber duties

Canada will appeal the recent decision by a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel to allow the United States to use “zeroing” to calculate lumber anti-dumping tariffs, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said. Canada had launched the technical dispute with the WTO in 2017, saying it wou
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Notre Dame rebuild compromised by no comparable forests

As flames erupted in the attic of Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday, some 400 firefighters rushed to save one of Europe’s great historical and architectural symbols. The blaze, the cause of which remains unknown, raged for 12 hours, toppling Notre Dame’s 13th Century centre spire
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Linking with Deere is now a little less dear

John Deere Construction and Forestry in the US is decreasing its annual JDLink Ultimate subscription and the division is consolidating JDLink Ultimate Forestry with the larger JDLink offering. Source: Timberbiz “Machine connectivity is key for our customers, who rely on this technolog
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Chinese appetite for timber depletes other countries

From the Altai Mountains to the Pacific Coast, logging is ravaging Russia’s vast forests, leaving behind swathes of scarred earth studded with dying stumps. The culprit, to many Russians, is clear: China. Since China began restricting commercial logging in its own natural forests two 
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Scientists look for climate change remedy in the forest

Climate change disproportionately affects the world’s most vulnerable people, particularly poor rural communities that depend on the land for their livelihoods and coastal populations throughout the tropics. We have already seen the stark asymmetry of suffering that results from
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UK Government urged to plant for carbon removal

Independent advisers have told the UK Government that planting trees and building with wood is a “simple, low cost option” to remove large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere – a message also highlighted by Sir David Attenborough. However, the UK Government is still way behind
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Denmark among the treetops

Denmark has been waiting for two years for its forest tower but it has been worth the wait as the Camp Adventure Park now has a 900-meter treetop walk connected to a 45-metre tall observation tower that creates the opportunity to take a walk above the treetops and experience the stunn
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