U.K. to kickstart ‘Northern Forest’ with 50M trees

Posted on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 by

The U.K.’s new tree-planting initiative targets an area spanning more than 120 miles. (Photo: Pete Birkinshaw/Flickr) Described as a “vast ribbon of woodland cover” by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, the United Kingdom has announced plans to plant more than 50 million trees across major swaths of northern England. Called the “Northern Forest,” the 120-mile-long […]

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This Indonesian man single – handedly saves his village from starvation

Posted on Sunday, January 7th, 2018 by

Sadiman, a 67-year-old man from the Wonogiri regency of Central Java, Indonesia, has managed to turn his drought-prone village into a groundwater-rich region by leading a campaign to replant trees on a nearby hill for the past 21 years. Since 1996, Sadiman, a farmer in Dali hamlet, in the Wonogiri regency of Central Java, […]

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The latest cutting-edge technology changing our landscapes? Trees

Posted on Sunday, January 7th, 2018 by

Most people round here think it’s pretty normal for the earth to just blow away,” says Lynn Briggs. “They seem to think it’s what happens and you just have to live with it. It’s even got a name – they call it fen blow.” But when Lynn and her husband Stephen moved on to their […]

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‘Breathtakingly audacious’ project aims to plant 73 million trees in Amazon

Posted on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 by

  Photo: Bailey Evans/Conservation International An ambitious plan by Conservation International could mean an impressive 73 million new trees will be planted over the next six years in the Brazilian region of the Amazon. Organizers of the multimillion dollar project aim to have the trees planted by 2023. The restoration spans nearly 70,000 […]

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Turkey’s waste management program helps save 25 million trees each year

Posted on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 by

The recycling of paper has been contributing to the economy and preventing the cutting down of almost 25 million trees annually. According to information gathered from Turkey’s Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning, the capacity increase in waste management and recycling activities in Turkey have had a positive impact on welding efficiency. Recyclable waste; […]

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How crowded Barcelona plans to shoehorn in 108 acres of new parks

Posted on Thursday, June 1st, 2017 by

Park Guell in Barcelona is one of the city’s top tourist attractions, and offers a bit of perspective on how tightly packed this ancient-and-yet-totally-modern city really is. (Photo: Luciano Mortula – LGM/Shutterstock) There are few things more romantic than navigating the narrow streets of Barcelona: The layers of history, the ease of getting […]

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Are hedges better at fighting urban air pollution than trees?

Posted on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 by

The British countryside is famed for its hedgerows. According to scientists, cities need more dense lines of shrubs in order to effectively combat automobile-borne air pollution. (Photo: Jenny Brown/flickr) Make no mistake: the temperature-lowering, mood-improving, habitat-providing, air-scrubbing power of urban trees cannot be underestimated. But as far as that last bit — the removal of […]

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Seeing the wood for the trees

Posted on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 by

From the towering kapoks of South America to the sprawling banyans of South Asia, from misty cloud forests to ice-covered pines, forests are some of the most diverse and important ecosystems on Earth. However, as conservationists and foresters try to manage, conserve and restore forests across the world, they often rely on scanty and scattered information […]

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The TreeSisters Million Trees Campaign

Posted on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 by

Restoring Our Forests – One Woman At a Time Women as a Force of Nature, On Behalf of Nature BECOME A TREESISTER We are calling for women to become treesisters by contributing monthly to tropical reforestation. We are planting well over One Million Trees per year, and are now aiming for One Million Trees per […]

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Are Some Forests More Useful Than Others At Stopping Climate Change?

Posted on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 by

LIFE ON EARTH wouldn’t be the same without forests. An estimated 1.6 billion people around the world depend on forests for their livelihood. Forests provide food and timber, preserve water quality and soil fertility, and act as a home for 80% of the planet’s terrestrial species. They also act as the planet’s lungs. Forests produce one […]

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