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A win-win for spotted owls and forest management
13 October, 2017
News.com.au
Remote sensing technology has detected what could be a win for both spotted owls and forestry management, according to a study led by the University of California, Davis, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station and the University of Washington. read more
Developing sustainable forest ecosystems in Africa will help boost its economies
10 October, 2017
How we made it in Africa
Humanity has long appreciated forests for the energy, food and medicine they provide, and as a source of wood products for construction and other purposes. But the role of forests in supporting agriculture, preserving biodiversity, protecting water supplies, creating jobs... read more
Scientists find a better way to measure if we are doing enough to combat climate change
10 October, 2017
Research matters
Climate change is here and governments around the world are trying their best to stem its debilitating impacts. REDD+ (Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation), a programme to encourage the sustainable management of existing forests... read more
NBI takes on massive water challenge
21 September, 2017
Dolphin bay chemicals
The National Business Initiative (NBI) has introduced an ambitious new project aiming to help ensure long-term water security for both business and communities across South Africa. Called Kopano ya Metsi, meaning "meeting for water", this project is examining public-private partnerships... read more
SA helps municipalities to go green
19 September, 2017
Eprop
Municipalities across the country are set to go greener with the introduction of a new national strategy The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has developed the national greening strategy, which aims to assist municipalities to develop greening plans at local level. read more
Celebrating Spring Day: Planting 30 saplings at Steenberg High School
6 September, 2017
Rotary
Steenberg High School in the Southern Suburbs has been transformed: 30 new trees adorn the grounds after the Rotary Club of Newlands, in collaboration with environmental non-profit organisation Greenpop, celebrated Spring Day and the opening of a new Music and Arts Centre... read more
TheTreeApp
4 September, 2017
The Treeapp
TheTreeApp is a smart-device app that makes it possible for you to identify and learn a great deal about our 900 larger indigenous tree species, as well as 140 alien invasive trees. read more
Can swarms of seed-bearing drones help regrow the planet's forests?
30 August, 2017
The age
Wildfires, desertification and mud slides are terrifying results of increasing deforestation. Can swarms of seed-planting drones reverse the deadly slide? Resting in the middle of a grassy field like a giant black beetle, the multi-rotor drone looks pretty much like any other commercial model. read more
South Africa: R74 Million Allocated to Western Cape Drought Relief
30 August, 2017
All Africa
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des Van Rooyen says government will allocate R74 million in relief funding to respond to the persistent drought in the Western Cape. The Minister said this when he led a media briefing of the Inter-Ministerial Task Team on Drought... read more
Pulp and peel promotes new growth forest
29 August, 2017
Timberbiz
In the mid-1990s, 1000 truckloads of orange peels and orange pulp were purposefully unloaded onto a barren pasture in a Costa Rican national park. Today, that area is covered in lush, vine-laden forest. A team led by Princeton University researchers surveyed the land... read more

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