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4 May 2021
Papua New Guinea
Over 15 Minutes
After remote Indigenous communities in Papau New Guinea set aside some of their land as conservation areas, they wanted to know if it was working. With the help from scientists and The Nature Conservancy, they were ab...
18 June 2018
Under 800 Words
The west coast of the United States is taking a stand to stop the poaching and selling of trees from prohibited areas in the region. By creating a DNA database that can be used to determine the specific genetics of tr...
Camilo Mejia Giraldo
19 December 2018
Lae, Morobe, Papua New Guinea
Across Papua New Guinea, growers are turning to agroforestry, pairing crops like cocoa and nuts to closely mimic forest ecosystems. The benefits are numerous--diverse income streams for growers, new habitat for wildli...
13 May 2015
Yangon, Yangon Region, Myanmar
Broadcast TV News
Over 15 Minutes
The effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and hotter global temperatures, are already having drastic impact on many communities, especially the rural, agricultural regions of countries such as Myanmar (...
The Pueblo Chieftain
29 May 2016
Blanca, Colorado, United States
A new timber mill in Costilla County could majorly improve the forest health of the greater region by thinning undergrowth to reduce risk of wildfires, curbing the spread of invasive insects, and decreasing the demand...
3 November 2020
Satellite-based forest monitoring, paired with other sophisticated measures of a forest's health, is transforming the speed, precision, and economics of finding and eradicating infestations and pinpointing acreage whe...
12 December 2018
Weaverville, Washington, United States
In the western United States, a couple nonprofits are working to kill two birds with one stone: reducing catastrophic wildfires while creating a profitable (yet sustainable) market for harvested wood. Yet these manage...
2 July 2019
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Creating and supporting local food systems requires public-private partnerships in urban planning. Across the United States, nonprofit organizations such as Trees Atlanta in Georgia successfully work with cities to op...
30 December 2019
Hawaii, United States
As concerns about food security grow in Hawaii amidst a backdrop of climate change, Pacific Islanders are leaning into agroforestry as a means to address the problem. Resilient to extreme weather, agroforests allow fo...
27 April 2021
A blue carbon credit scheme in Kenya is not only restoring mangrove forests, but it’s also reducing environmental crimes and providing a way for residents to make money. The Mikoko Pamoja carbon project is a partnersh...
3 July 2021
The Miyawaki method of planting miniature natural forests in cities as a way to reduce air pollution and cool down temperatures is gaining ground throughout the world. The process involves planting a variety of trees ...
6 December 2018
Nishiawakura, a village in Japan, was once the site of complete forest devastation due to the need for timber during and after World War II. Through trial and error, the country has learned what does and doesn't work ...
Deogracias Benjamin Kalima
6 March 2018
In Malawi, one man's tree nursery is having impacts on reforestation efforts throughout the region. After spending 10 years with the Malawian forestry department, Nkomo Sikenala now cultivates seedlings and sells them...
16 August 2018
With climate change altering the realities of farming, small-scale farmers in Niger are doing their part to nurture the growth of local gao trees. As a tree that sheds its leaves in the rainy season and naturally fert...
13 March 2012
Asosa, Benishangul-Gumuz, Ethiopia
In Africa, many people rely on wood from trees to cook food over stoves. The tremendous usage of wood contributes to deforestation and environmental decline. Using bamboo instead of wood is a more profitable and green...
13 January 2021
Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Jussara Fortress program helped the indigenous Guarani people turn small-scale production of jussara palm hearts, a delicacy, into the main source of income. Sustainable growing techniques protect the jussara, whi...
Thomson Reuters Foundation
11 February 2021
Solok, West Sumatra, Indonesia
In Indonesia, there are 27 “Guardian” sensors eavesdropping on forests as a way to monitor them for cases of illegal logging. The organization Rainforest Connection uses artificial intelligence to analyze the audio fr...
21 January 2019
Hojancha, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
In 1976, the Costa Rican city Hojancha preserved only 2% of its land as forest, and as a result their water supply (the Río Nosara river basin) dried up from the lack of vegetation. Sixteen years into the crisis, two ...
Keith Anthony S. Fabro
1 June 2019
Empowering women to practice sustainable agriculture promotes resilience and enables communities to protect biodiversity. The Kusor Upland Farmer’s Association, sponsored by the United States Agency for International ...
8 February 2019
Kilifi County, Kenya
In Kenya and Tanzania, butterfly farming is emerging as a viable alternative to those seeking employment beyond illegal logging or hunting practices. While up to 1,200 farmers have participated in various butterfly pr...
10 June 2019
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Over 3000 Words
Baltimore’s urban forest is one of the best-protected in the country. Since a 2006 scientific analysis of Baltimore’s trees, the city has become a leader in tracking and preserving green space and using data to shed l...
7 January 2021
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Under an innovative scheme in the Democratic Republic of Congo, indigenous communities are obtaining the legal right to own and manage the forests where they reside. This ownership has shown success in slowing defores...
22 June 2021
In Europe, India, and other countries like the Netherlands tiny forests are being deployed to fight the effects of climate change. The small forests, some about the size of a parking lot or a basketball court, can hel...
22 September 2021
Prescribed burning or controlled burning is an ancestral indigenous practice in which specific sections of a forest are burned. Controlled burning also happens naturally like when lightning strikes a forest. Controlle...
12 August 2018
Maine, United States
Maine has 17 million acres of forestland making it the ideal region for implementing a carbon regulatory program. As governments in both the United States and Canada look to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the advant...
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