When a Tree Falls, Is It Deforestation?

When a Tree Falls, Is It Deforestation?

Nancy Harris, Elizabeth Dow Goldman, Mikaela Weisse and Alyssa Barrett The narrative is not a new one: The world is losing tree cover at an alarming rate, and the effects on biodiversity, the climate and indigenous communities cannot be overstated. The question is, why? What’s causing this loss? And will tree cover come back, or will the land be used for a new purpose? Our new study, released today in Science, gets […]

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Regional Forest Practice committees to meet in October

Regional Forest Practice committees to meet in October

Three Regional Forest Practice committees will meet in October to hear updates from the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Private Forests Division and select their Operator of the Year. The committee for Eastern Oregon will meet Thursday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the main lodge of Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Ore. The committees for Northwest Oregon and Southwest Oregon will both meet Thursday, […]

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Infographic: Rainforests of the World

Infographic: Rainforests of the World

You will have probably heard by now about tales of deforestation, with thousands of acres of beautiful tropical rainforest being razed to the ground with little regard for nature or human wellbeing. Deforestation not only deprives large land masses of stunning scenery and character; it also puts many animal species at risk of extinction and discommodes people living in these regions. Instead of knocking so […]

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A Technology Revolution To Curb Illegal Logging

A Technology Revolution To Curb Illegal Logging

By Andrew Steer and Achim Steiner Our future is inextricably linked to forests. The social and economic benefits they provide are essential to realizing a sustainable century. A key litmus test of our commitment to this future is our response to a growing, global threat: illegal logging and the criminal timber trade. Forests are a vital source of biodiversity and livelihoods. More than 1.6 billion people depend on […]

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Coal and charcoal kilns

Coal and charcoal kilns

Charcoal is obtained; charring or dry distillation of wood. When charring, charcoal is the only product, and in the dry distillation is one of the side. Carbonization is a physical-chemical process that takes place with the limited presence of oxygen, and heat is obtained by partially burning wood. When dry distillation, it is completely the absence of oxygen, and heat is applied from outside.In this […]

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