Europe

Oak on Estonia football pitch crowned European tree of the year

Metla Finland - 4 hours 4 min ago

An Estonian oak tree in a football field has left UK trees in the shade by scooping the European tree of the year award with almost 60,000 votes

An Estonian oak tree in a football field has left UK trees in the shade by scooping the European tree of the year award with almost 60,000 votes.

The highest-scoring UK tree in the competition, decided by a public vote, was the Major Oak, in Sherwood Forest Country Park, which is associated with Robin Hood and is thought to be between 800 and 1,000 years old, with 9,941 votes.

Related: It’s the Eurovision for trees! Which one will you root for?

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Major Groups-led Initiative in support of UNFF – day 2

Metla Finland - 4 hours 12 min ago

March 3, 2015

Park Village Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal

Day two of the MGI Nepal started with the presentation of the [...]

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More Research on the Negative Effects of Using E-Readers before Going to Sleep

Metla Finland - 4 hours 29 min ago

A new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) has discovered more information about how reading on screens before bed is causing sleep and health problems.

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Two Sides Launches New Global Anti-Greenwash Initiative

Metla Finland - 5 hours 10 sec ago

Release date; 4th March 2015, London, 12:00 CET

Two Sides launches new global initiative to stop the use of misleading “go green – go paperless” environmental claims

New research reveals major global corporations are still flouting regulations put in place to protect consumers from misleading marketing claims.

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Official report of the community task-force to Embobut, 2 March 2015

Metla Finland - 5 hours 4 min ago
5 March, 2015

This task force was proposed by communities and supported by the World Bank, with the intention of establishing the facts in relation to allegations of burnings by KFS officers in the week prior to the Colloquium.

When the Sengwer community raised a complaint that their homes had been burned down by the KFS in Embobut forest, a team of five people from different communities were sent to the ground to fact-find issues. The Sengwer had complained that these burnings were carried out between 25, 26 and 27 February 2015 in Kamolokon Village.

The team left the hotel on the 2 March 2015 at 5:00am in a Land Rover and drove to Kapyeko, Tangul Forest Station, where we expected to have one KFS officer accompanying us to the forest. None of the two officers we met then accepted to go with us, saying they had not been instructed by their seniors in an way. They even denied knowing that there was any Sengwer in the forest. They told us that cattle graze during the day and are brought back in the evening.

One of the officers accepted that the burning of houses had been done by KFS and would continue as long as the Sengwer would still be building houses inside the forest.

Continue reading the full task-force report here

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Major Groups-led Initiative in support of UNFF – day 1

Metla Finland - 7 hours 48 min ago

March 2, 2015

Park Village Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal

The MGI in Nepal started with an opening ceremony. Ms. Lieneke Bakker introduced [...]

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Northwest biochar commercialization strategy paper

Metla Finland - 9 hours 51 min ago

Biochar is a growing industry in the Pacific Northwest.
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USDA and DOE announce up to $8.7 million through the interagency Biomass Research and Development Initiative

Metla Finland - 9 hours 58 min ago

The U.S. Department Agriculture in collaboration with the Energy Department announced that up to $8.7 million in funding will be made available through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) to reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil by supporting the development of bioenergy feedstocks, biofuels, and biobased products.
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Senator Tester clears up misstatement

Metla Finland - 10 hours 8 min ago

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., discussed a number of issues including the necessity of the Forest Jobs and Recreation Act and a factual blunder he made earlier in the week during his monthly phone conference with Montana reporters.
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University of Montana College of Forestry hires new Native American program coordinator

Metla Finland - 10 hours 14 min ago

The College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana announces the appointment of Ruth Swaney as coordinator of the Native American Natural Resource Program.
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Missouri logging company’s philosophy outside the norm

Metla Finland - 10 hours 23 min ago

Pioneer Forest is located deep in the heart of the Missouri Ozarks.
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Can Nepal’s food security really be improved through modelling?

Metla Finland - 10 hours 26 min ago
Scientists have developed a computer model for Nepal that shows income from different agricultural scenarios or market policies. But modelling is still not properly recognised   By Rachmat Mulia and Betha Lusiana   In January 2015 in Kathmandu,...
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Montana State University team will study Montana forest to help forests across West

Metla Finland - 10 hours 36 min ago

A Montana State University ecologist who has studied the movement of water through redwood trees has now received a federal grant to investigate the movement of nitrogen through a western Montana forest.
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African agriculture has stagnated

Metla Finland - 12 hours 24 min ago

“Africa must leverage agro-biodiversity and ecological principles such as agroforestry to build resilience and harness natural capital,” writes Alex O Awiti, director of the East African Institute

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Fire breaks out at APD Sawmill in Port Alberni

Global Forest Information Service - 15 hours 13 min ago

A fire that apparently began in the headrig at Alberni Pacific Division (APD) Sawmill along Port Alberni's waterfront sent smoke billowing into the sky that was visible for miles.
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Fire breaks out at APD Sawmill in Port Alberni

Metla Finland - 15 hours 13 min ago

A fire that apparently began in the headrig at Alberni Pacific Division (APD) Sawmill along Port Alberni's waterfront sent smoke billowing into the sky that was visible for miles.
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Opportunity still knocks

Metla Finland - 15 hours 21 min ago

New development in the small-scale pellet space is not a venture of the past.
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Forest Carbon News March 4, 2015

Metla Finland - Wed, 2015-03-04 23:58
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