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The New York Times

Moises Velasquez-Manoff

25 April 2019

Scituate, Rhode Island, United States

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A dark synergy of extreme weather and emboldened pests could imperil vast stretches of woodland. Foresters are only starting to wrestle with solutions.

The New York Times

Margaret Renkl

22 April 2019

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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In Nashville, a city better known for its music than its wildlife, a flock of sheep has become a tool for environmental preservation. It’s a way to “manage invasive vegetation in a safe, ecologically sensitive and cos...

Mongabay

Sahana Ghosh

21 March 2019

Gundalba, Odisha, India

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Biodiversity and forest cover in Gundalba rebounded after a women-led group started using whistles and rotational patrols to scare away timber smugglers and woodcutters. The group also helped neighboring villages coor...

La Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

21 January 2019

Hojancha, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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In 1976, the Costa Rican city Hojancha preserved only 2% of its land as forest, and as a result their water supply (the Río Nosara river basin) dried up from the lack of vegetation. Sixteen years into the crisis, two ...

The Daily Yonder

Bryce Oates

12 December 2018

Weaverville, Washington, United States

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In the western United States, a couple nonprofits are working to kill two birds with one stone: reducing catastrophic wildfires while creating a profitable (yet sustainable) market for harvested wood. Yet these manage...

Ensia

Nithin Coca

6 December 2018

Japan

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Nishiawakura, a village in Japan, was once the site of complete forest devastation due to the need for timber during and after World War II. Through trial and error, the country has learned what does and doesn't work ...

Making Contact

Salima Hamirani

24 October 2018

Alameda, California, United States

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Climate change will impact everyone, but not necessarily equally, so organizations across the US are advocating for smaller-scale and locally owned and produced energy resources in order to better distribute these res...

New York Magazine

Dan Nosowitz

4 October 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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Kenya's indigenous communities are fighting the government's attempts to seize the land they live on using an app called This is My Backyard, or TIMBY. The app helps users to securely encrypt videos and pictures that ...

OZY

Justin Higginbottom

20 September 2018

India

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Drones aren't just for filmmaking and covert operation anymore. A team in India has devised a way to turn these flying contraptions into seed-dropping tools that also measure the progress and success of reforestation ...

The Huffington Post

Carrie Budge

5 September 2018

Kenya

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During the Industrial Revolution, farmers began harvesting monoculture crops which produced promising profits but proved harmful to the soil and weakened the immune capabilities of native plants. Lately, however, perm...

Mongabay

David Njagi

31 August 2018

Kerita, Kenya

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Climate change coupled with an increasing human population is reducing the amount of land that Kenya farmers are able to use for profitable crops. To get the most out of what's left of the arid land, many are turning ...

Portland Press Herald

Kevin Miller

12 August 2018

Maine, United States

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Maine has 17 million acres of forestland making it the ideal region for implementing a carbon regulatory program. As governments in both the United States and Canada look to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the advant...

Yahoo! News

Amanda Schmidt

27 June 2018

Moita Da Guerra, Moita Da Guerra, Portugal

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In Portugal, drought and wildfires are on the rise with climate change. But universities and forest managers are looking hard at an ancient method for thinning dried forest: herds of goats. Initial results are promisi...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

18 June 2018

United States

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The west coast of the United States is taking a stand to stop the poaching and selling of trees from prohibited areas in the region. By creating a DNA database that can be used to determine the specific genetics of tr...

Greentumble

Deogracias Benjamin Kalima

19 April 2018

Malawi

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Malawi ranks fourth in the world for deforestation rates, but the country is on a pathway to making a dent in recovery thanks to community and government efforts. In just one rainy season alone, running from December ...

KSJD

Austin Cope

11 April 2018

Durango, Colorado, United States

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As the name implies, Russian olive trees are not native to the United States, but have taken over many regions due to their ability to outgrow and outcompete native plant species. Organizations are working together in...

Greentumble

Deogracias Benjamin Kalima

10 April 2018

Malawi

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Many areas in Malawi have lost their forest cover entirely, but some farmers are changing their practices to play a part in sustainable forestry implementation. By using the only specific parts of the trees for fuel w...

Greentumble

Deogracias Benjamin Kalima

6 March 2018

Kapeni, Malawi

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In Malawi, one man's tree nursery is having impacts on reforestation efforts throughout the region. After spending 10 years with the Malawian forestry department, Nkomo Sikenala now cultivates seedlings and sells them...

News Deeply

Matt Weiser

20 February 2018

Ashland, Oregon, United States

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To mitigate against the threat of devastating wildfires and destruction of water supply, Ashland, Oregon has been thinning their previously overgrown forests for years through controlled burns and logging efforts. Whi...

The Guardian

Ignacio Amigo

25 January 2018

Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

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In Brazil, 45% of agriculturally viable land is owned by 1% of tenants. To combat this inequitable ratio, the Landless Workers’ Movement formed and took a stand for seizing lands that are "not fulfilling a productive ...

Deutsche Welle (DW)

Vijay Shankar Balakrishnan

22 January 2018

Finland

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Bioeconomy is the practice of using biological processes and organic materials to reduce waste, and it's gaining traction as a means of business. Finland is home to one of the largest bioproduct mills, where "a whole ...

Sierra Club

Martha Pskowski

11 January 2018

Tres Garantías, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Despite the Yucatan Peninsula being known as a hotspot for deforestation, the Tres Garantías cooperative has found a way to source sap from the forest's trees that doesn’t permanently damage the tree. The sap is used ...

High Country News

Maya L. Kapoor

11 December 2017

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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As wildfires become increasingly more prevalent and powerful, researchers in New Mexico are turning their attention to mitigation successes from ancestral generations. By implementing some of these methods such as sel...

Yale Environment 360

Amy Yee

14 September 2017

Central African Republic

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The deforestation of Virunga National Park has lead to erosion, landslides and loss of wildlife habitat. The trees are often used for charcoal which is seen as an essential commodity in the region. To save the forest,...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

10 August 2017

Pathein, Ayeyarwady, Myanmar

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Villages along the Irrawaddy River delta in Myanmar have spent years replanting mangroves in at attempt to restore their ecosystem and guard against the negative effects of climate change, but it is a labor intensive ...

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