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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...

The Daily Yonder

Bryce Oates

11 December 2018

Redding, California, United States

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Rural communities need a multi-pronged strategy to improve resilience to wildfires. A method that combines forest treatment projects, education of homeowners, and community-level strategizing at the neighborhood level...

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 ...

The New York Times

Crystal Kolden

16 November 2018

Netherlands

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Wildfires are destroying lives and lands throughout the West Coast of the United States. While human negligence coupled with climate change have been blamed, communities in the Netherlands provide a sharp contrast to ...

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...

KLCC

Tom Banse

21 October 2018

Oregon, United States

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The prospect of mass wild land devastation sparred by both wildfires and logging was enough motivation for people on each side of the debate to sit down and figure out a solution. What came of that conversation was th...

Sojourners

August Rick

11 October 2018

Cambodia

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In Cambodia, it is Buddhist tradition and protocol to ordain a tree when a new monk was inducted. Since it is taboo to harm a monk, this practice inadvertently doubled as a conservation tactic by preventing deforestat...

Public Radio International

Sam Eaton

4 October 2018

Maranhão, Brazil

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Illegal logging and land clearing are destroying much of the Amazon forest which is impacting the livelihood of the indigenous people living there. The Guajajara tribe is taking an active stand against these activitie...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Kevin Mwanza

1 October 2018

Nairobi Area, Kenya

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A new app known as TIMBY aims to reduce the amount of illegal forest activities such as logging and forced evictions of tribal communities. By allowing those using the app to document real-time evidence of illegal act...

NPR

Nate Hegyi

20 September 2018

Canada

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As regions look for solutions to fight wildfires in the midst of climate change, some call for logging companies to take greater responsibility. While the argument is not new that less trees means less fires, it's the...

Yale Environment 360

Jane Braxton Little

5 September 2018

Shaver Lake, California, United States

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In California’s wildfire-prone Sierras, forest managers are turning to an ancient, if not quite intuitive, tool: more fire. In 2019, the Forest Service will manage 250,000 acres with controlled burns and “mechanical t...

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...

BBC

Richard Kenny

Ammar Ebrahim

24 July 2018

United States

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As wildfires have become increasingly more pronounced due to climate change which primes areas to burn, lands and communities are being destroyed all over the world. To have a chance for survival, projects throughout ...

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...

Al Jazeera

Gelareh Darabi

26 June 2018

Canvey Wick, United Kingdom

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Insect populations are rapidly decreasing across Europe thanks largely in part to human-introduced pesticides. In Britain, entomologists are trying to slow the decline and reintroduce insects by turning abandoned site...

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...

Mountain Outlaw

Emily Stifler Wolfe

28 May 2018

Boise, Idaho, United States

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A diversity and inclusion task force in the Bureau of Land Management is working to change a culture that makes it hard for women to stay in fire-fighting professions. Through creating room for conversation, hosting f...

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 ...

Deutsche Welle (DW)

Manuel Rueda

7 March 2018

Cali, Colombia

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Cities near some of Columbia's national forests have seen a dramatic increase in their bird populations and tourism numbers after fighting between the government and guerilla groups quieted down. Many locals are findi...

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...

Scientific American

Cathy Watson

1 February 2018

Nainital distric, Uttarakhand, India

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Agroforestry, is the practice of planting trees around crops, which can yield many benefits to farmers and the environment. In India, agroforestry is helping tigers stay alive.

Pacific Standard

Jimmy Tobias

22 December 2017

Isla Montecristo, El Salvador

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In a setting constantly threatened by natural disaster, El Salvador communities are showing that small grassroots movements can have a big impact on the health of the environment. On this particular occasion, as part ...

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,...

Wired

Megan Molteni

11 September 2017

Canada

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Climate change is only worsening the frequency and ferocity of forest fires. Projects such as researching what makes trees more susceptible to fires, and having satellites send images of fires as they happen, in order...

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