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European forests absorbing less C02 - time for a rethink?

November 5th, 2013

Alan Simson

New research shows that European forests are 'peaking' in terms of their ability to absorb carbon dioxide. If this is true, writes Alan Simson, it's time to embrace some novel landscape-scale solutions ... more...
Forestry

Response: biomass 'needs to be part of our low-carbon future'

Jess Lennard

2nd March, 2012

The biomass industry responds to an Ecologist article by Biofuelswatch to counter what it says are the 'myths' around biomass, arguing that it is sustainable, proven and low carbon more...

Agroforestry comes of age, but will UK farmers embrace it?

Ed Hamer

2nd March, 2012

The practical evidence suggests agroforestry in the UK has got something to offer both commercial farmers and smallholders alike. The challenge now, says Ed Hamer, is how to encourage sceptical farmers that planting trees across farmland is a good idea more...

Diana Beresford-Kroeger: the woman who speaks for the trees

Matilda Lee

8th April, 2011

An innovative new project aims to raise a global army to replant old growth trees to stop climate change more...

Torbay adopts i-Tree software that 'puts a value on trees'

Chris Baker

10th December, 2010

A new computer software package developed in the US puts a financial value on the ecosystem services trees perform, from reduced air pollution to the amount of carbon dioxide removed... can it now work in the UK? more...
Pidie, Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia

I applaud Norway's $1bn funding offer to Indonesia. But where will that money go?

Professor William Laurance

2nd July, 2010

Norway's $1 billion of anti-deforestation funding to Indonesia is nothing short of amazing. But we should watch very carefully to see whether the money reaches the right pockets... more...

The community-owned, timber-framed, self-heating village shop

Maddy Harland

26th January, 2010

In an economic climate where village shops are closing, woodsman Ben Law has helped his village open a new shop with a difference more...

Can we trust the FSC?

Matilda Lee

22nd September, 2009

It's the logo we all look for when buying furniture and wood products. But the Forest Stewardship Council has come in for some serious criticism. Matilda Lee looks at both sides of the argument more...
Lowland heather

Habitats report shows sorry state of EU biodiversity

Ecologist

14th July, 2009

A report by the European Commission shows that habitat and wildlife protection targets across Europe will be missed, with nine out of 10 UK habitats found to be in 'unfavourable' condition more...

Government cuts DEFRA funding - climate change departments at risk

News

6th February, 2008

Environment department ministers will meet today to discuss funding cuts of almost £1bn over three years. more...
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nPower faces prosecution over tree felling

News

2nd April, 2007

Electricity geneator nPower is facing prosecution over its actions at Radley Lakes in Oxfordshire. more...
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Behind the eco labels: Forestry Stewardship Council

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2007

One of the major causes of rainforest destruction and biodiversity loss in tropical zones is the illegal logging of hardwoods. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) label, broadly speaking, exists to address this by promoting environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests. more...

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In the News

HSBC: 'Green Bank' Aids Logging Giant

news

6th March, 2007

HSBC, the UK's largest bank, is helping the Malaysian logging giant Samling list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, despite HSBC's claim to be the "first green bank". more...

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