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Were putting a forest on a climate-change fast-track
Published New Scientist  7/28/2014
An ambitious experiment that exposes a natural woodland to rising carbon dioxide levels will tell us what's in store for the world's trees, says Rob Mackenzie
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Cambodia: indigenous protests repel dam builders - so far
Published Ecologist  7/24/2014
Since the 1980s Cambodia has lost 84% of its primary forests, and the remote Cardamom mountains are the country's last great natural treasure, writes Rod Harbinson. Just the place for grandiose dam projects? 'No way!" say indigenous people and young eco-activists.
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The right amount of grazing builds diverse forest ecosystems
Published physorg.com  7/28/2014
Botanists from Trinity College Dublin have provided surprising evidence to show that preventing hungry deer from munching on plants actually decreases floral biodiversity in globally important woodland ecosystems.
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Invasion of the oil palm: western Africas native son returns, threatening great apes
Published Rainforest Portal  7/28/2014
Mongabay: As palm oil producers increasingly look to Africa’s tropical forests as suitable candidates for their next plantations, primate scientists are sounding the alarm about the destruction of ape habitat that can go hand in hand with oil palm expansion. A study recently published in the Cell
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Lab rolls out ideas for future vehicles
Published Oak Ridge National Laboratories  7/28/2014
(Detroit Free Press) Nestled in the rolling Tennessee hills and forests, the secretive lab that developed power for the Manhattan Project is working to change the auto industry and reduce U.S. dependence on foreign fuel....7/27
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Green Going Gone: The Tragic Deforestation of the Chaco
Published ESRI  7/28/2014
GIS analysts are searching satellite maps for signs of fresh deforestation in South America's Gran Chaco forest.
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Green group may withdraw support for Forestry Tas
Published Australian Broadcast Company  7/28/2014
The Wilderness Society has said it will withdraw support for international recognition of Tasmania's public forestry company if a Government bill clears Parliament. The State Government plans to discard Tasmania's "forest peace deal" which was brokered after decades of conflict and four years of
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Tiger, tiger, dying out: a majestic animal on its knees
Published New Zealand Hearld  7/28/2014
Smoke rose in the distance, above a homestead deep in the Siberian forest. The nearest neighbours lived miles away, so isolated is this barely populated spot five hours by car from Vladivostok. By the time they got close, the blaze...
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Walmart in rare forest draws focus to Zoo Miami amusement park
Published Miami Hearald  7/28/2014
The latest threat to a disappearing forest — a planned apartment complex and strip mall anchored by a Walmart — is bringing new scrutiny to what might be an even bigger foe to the endangered land: a billion-dollar amusement park in the works for almost a decade.
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Extreme weather: Canadians better get used to it
Published University of California, Berkeley  7/26/2014
Globe and Mail: Floods (again) in southern Manitoba. Ferocious forest fires (again) in the Northwest Territories. Memories still fresh from last year’s terrible floods in Calgary. Summer in Canada. Canada’s climate is changing, and with that change goes more extreme weather conditions. We are not
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