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Florida Wildfires Highlight Benefits of Prescribed Burns, Conservation Measures

More than 2,100 wildfires are burning across some 170,000 acres in Florida. A rain deficit of 12 inches and above-normal temperatures throughout the state are the main culprits, and the National Weather Service doesn’t see much in the way of relief, even if the rainy season starts soon, the US Dept. of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) highlights in a news report.Read More

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Keystone XL: First Big Test of President’s Climate Change Action

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would transport liquefied bitumen from massive tar sands deposits in Alberta south through Midwest US watersheds and agricultural areas and on down to the Gulf of Mexico would significantly boost the carbon emissions that fuel climate change and thus fails to meet the criteria set out in President Obama’s […]Read More

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Six Tropical Forest Countries Qualify for Forest Carbon Partnership Facility

Chile, Honduras, Papua New Guinea, Suriname, Thailand and Vanuatu all submitted REDD+ Readiness Plans, thus qualifying for $23 million in grants, indicating that progress, through slow and halting, is being made at the international level to halt deforestation, forest degradation and resulting greenhouse gas emissions.Read More

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Bigger Picture Landscape Approach to Forest-Agriculture Management Gains Credibility

The UN Convention on Biological Diversity is taking note of a first set of "best practice" guidelines for enacting an interdisciplinary, ecosystem-based "Landscape Approach" to forest, agriculture and land use management that takes greater account of human use and community development.Read More

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TD Bank Group Launches TD Forests Conservation Initiative, Highlighting ‘Deep

With severe drought conditions threatening US forests and agriculture for a second-year running, Canada's TD Bank Group today announced TD Forests, a forest conservation program that in addition to unifying the bank's longstanding forest conservation community programs "under one canopy," also includes "a major conservation and education program to protect critical forest habitat across North America."Read More