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To halt deforestation, researchers say we must listen to forests
Conservationists and palm oil companies tackling deforestation and forest fires must rely less on satellite imagery and instead start listening to the sounds of the forests, according to a report published on Friday.
Pygmies, masters of forest, tackle tough lifestyle changes
Just back from the hunt with a choice selection of plants, Ebona feels at home in the endless forest where many Gabonese fear to tread.
Forest, part of solution to global warming
Costa Rica, a ‘green republic’ known worldwide for its efforts to protect forests, had poor track record when it comes to deforestation. Costa Rica was once 99 percent forested, but forest cover had steadily diminished.
China approves two more national forest parks
With the approval of the State Forestry Administration (SFA), two forest parks in east China's Anhui Province have been upgraded into national parks thanks to their stunning scenery and improving tourism facilities.
Scientists discover 280-million-year-old fossil forest in Antarctica
Geologists have discovered 280-million-year-old tree fossils in what is believed to be evidence of the oldest polar forest found in Antarctica.
Forest grazing counteracts  effectiveness to trees to reduce flooding
Planting trees can reduce flood risk, but a high intensity forest land use, such as grazing, can counteract the positive effect of the trees, a recently published study suggested.
Scientists fear new EU rules may 'hide' forest carbon loss
Leading researchers have condemned attempts to change the way carbon from trees will be counted in Europe.
Raging forest fires kill at least 62 in Portugal
Raging forest fires in Portugal have killed at least 62 people, many of them burnt to death in their cars, the government says, in the country's worst such disaster in recent history.
6,000 evacuated as forest fire sweeps through central Chile
Around 6,000 people have been forced from their homes in Chile as firefighters struggle to contain a massive blaze sweeping through forests in central parts of the country.
Global warming experiment turns up the heat in Puerto Rican forest
Mid-morning in the Luquillo experimental forest in north-west Puerto Rico, and the thermometer already reads 26°C. Tana Wood, an ecologist employed by the US Forest Service, pulls on a pair of heavy gloves for insulating against electrical shock.
Forest fires do not threaten spotted owls
New Research on the California spotted owl has found that severely burned forests that have not been post-fire salvage logged are used by the threatened raptor when foraging for their small mammal prey. Stand-replacing fires, also called crown fires or high-intensity fires, do not harm spotted owl foraging habitat.
Rohingya refugees found abandoned in Thai forest
More than a dozen Muslim Rohingya refugees abandoned by human traffickers have been found in a forest area of southern Thailand, local Thai police officials say.
Four injured after Black Hawk chopper makes hard landing in forest
Two American soldiers and two crew chiefs have been injured when a Black Hawk helicopter crashed out of Fort Carson in Douglas County, according to a Fort Carson official.
Hundreds of firefighters battle forest fires in Portugal
At least 500 firefighters as well as eight planes and six helicopters have been deployed in Portugal to battle four forest fires raging in the north of the country, authorities say.

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