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Bloomberg

Tom Gibson

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Leila Hussain

29 October 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Replanting and replenishing damaged ecosystems is crucial to mitigating further adverse effects of climate change. From the forests of the American Pacific Northwest, to the coral reefs around the globe, startups and ...

Things That Work Uganda

Aisha Nanyonjo

7 August 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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Because deforestation in Uganda is rapidly increasing, including in the Bidibidi Refugee Settlement, a new tactic for constructing bricks for housing that didn't require trees was developed by Mercy Corps, UK Aid, and...

Things That Work Uganda

Noah Omuya

2 August 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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The Bidibidi refugee settlement in Uganda, the largest such settlement in the world, is working with a number of agencies including the UNHCR and The Office of the Prime Minister to address environmental issues in the...

The Guardian

Patrick Barkham

19 June 2019

England

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Across the world, TreeSisters is partnering with local organizations to help reforestation efforts. The nonprofit is centered on bolstering local, community-based, and usually women-led initiatives in countries like K...

ProPublica

Lisa Song

22 May 2019

Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil

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This story examines the well-publicized climate-change strategy of carbon credits: the idea that a CO₂-emitting company could offset its emissions by funding anti-logging efforts, effectively "saving" the equivalent a...

The Christian Science Monitor

Ryan Lenora Brown

Christopher Bendana

21 May 2019

Rubirizi District, Uganda

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Trees for Global Benefits is a carbon offset program that aims to partner with, rather than displace, locals in countries that have space to plant forests. For instance, in the Rubirizi District in Uganda, locals are ...

IndiaSpend

Disha Shetty

23 March 2019

Mawphlang, Meghalaya, India

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In 2007 a program in Meghalaya, India called The Khasi Hills Community REDD+ Project was created to bring together the community members in an agreement to protect the sacred groves there. This was part of the larger ...

La Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

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21 March 2019

Paraíso, Santa Cruz, Costa Rica

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An environmental organization called Restoring Our Watershed, led by a team of ecologists from around the globe, has helped ranchers reforest riverbanks to better preserve their land over the past four years. Rancher...

La Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

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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 ...

BrightVibes

Fino Menezes

17 January 2019

Aimorés, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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A Brazilian photographer and his wife set out to restore devastated land in the late 1990s by replanting the forest, which would in turn bring back the wildlife. To date the pair and their organization, Instituto Terr...

Yale E360

Vaishnavi Chandrashekhar

8 January 2019

Mumbai, India

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In booming cities across India, residents and nonprofits are fighting to save trees from rampant development. One protest in Delhi brought 1,500 citizens out, stalling a proposal to fell 14,000 trees in the city. And ...

Ensia

Nithin Coca

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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 ...

Mongabay

Daniyar Serikov

13 November 2018

Faizobod, Tajikistan

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To restore degraded lands in Tajikistan, farmers are turning to agroforestry, a traditional cropping method that more closely mimics natural systems. An estimated 45 gigatons of carbon is sequestered by agroforestry s...

NBC News

James Rainey

28 October 2018

Brazil

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Biomimicry is defined as finding "solutions to man-made problems with designs inspired by the natural world," and some scientists think it could be at least part of the solution to climate change problems. From recycl...

The Guardian

Dan Collyns

18 October 2018

Peru

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Years of illegal gold mining have left much of Peru's forests desolate and the lands poisoned. However, scientists have recently come across one species of tree that is thriving despite the harsh realities of the land...

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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 ...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

21 August 2018

Guatemala

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Much of Guatemala's lands have been degraded due to a consistently burgeoning industrial market for palm oil and cattle farming. As a company that makes makeup using a variety of plants, beauty corporation Lush has co...

OnlineKhabar

Abhaya Raj Joshi

29 July 2018

Rantapur, Nepal

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As big cities attract the able-bodied residents of rural areas in Nepal, a new initiative provides a chance to stay and earn an income by planting and caring for trees as part of a carbon offset program. It started as...

Daily Nation

Leopold Obi

24 July 2018

Kenya

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Rising populations and increasing river-side infrastructure has severely impacted the Mau Forest Complex in Kenya. Home to the Mara River which directly contributes to various community's livelihoods, protecting the w...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

19 April 2018

Tamil Nadu, India

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An organization funded by the government called Foundation for Ecological Security is leading the charge to reforest wastelands in India to alleviate some of the struggles that rural areas undergo. This creates holdin...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Yale E360

Elizabeth McGowan

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14 December 2017

West Virginia, United States

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Tearing down trees to save a forest? While that may not sound like a solution, it could in fact be the key to restoring the former forest that inhabited the Appalachian region in the Eastern United States. “Ripping so...

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