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10 great city projects for nature – from vertical forests to a ‘gangsta garden’

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Many readers have noticed wildflowers thriving in urban areas as city councils decide to let grass grow wild. These colourful little patches may seem like window dressing in the face of vast decline, but across the wo...

Scottish forests could save red squirrel from extinction

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Twenty forest strongholds in Scotland would save the red squirrel from extinction even if grey squirrels were to colonise the whole of Britain, according to research. Since their introduction from North America by Vic...

‘Enough with the burning’: EU executive accused of sacrificing forests

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The EU executive has been accused of “sacrificing forests” after it published proposals that would allow trees to continue to be burned for fuel. The charges of “accelerating climate breakdown” through wood-burning we...

Dogcams and dark forests: how The Truffle Hunters captured a beautiful, dangerous world

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Anyone looking for an antidote to digital overload could do worse than spend 90 minutes in the company of some Piedmontese villagers as they root through leaf litter in search of their region’s own treasure: the white...

Lush forests laid to waste: how Pacific Islands got hooked on logging

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If Solomon Islands continues logging at its current rate, natural forests in the country will be exhausted in 15 anni. The South Pacific nation, and its neighbour Papua New Guinea, are striking examples of the enormo...

10 British forests getaways – with great places to stay

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Mysterious and atmospheric, the Forest of Dean combines dense pine woods, rolling hills and the glistening ribbon of the Wye river, with plenty of family attractions dotted throughout. The big draws are Puzzlewood – a...

Sea-level rise is creating ‘ghost forests’ on an American coast

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Trekking out to my research sites near North Carolina’s Alligator River national wildlife refuge, I slog through knee-deep water on a section of trail that is completely submerged. Permanent flooding has become common...

Destruction of world’s forests increased sharply in 2020

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The rate at which the world’s forests are being destroyed increased sharply last year, with at least 42,000 sq km of tree cover lost in key tropical regions. According to data from the University of Maryland and the o...

NSW urged to stop logging native forests after fires wipe out up to 30% of timber supply

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The Berejiklian government is facing calls to stop all logging in New South Wales native forests after a forestry agency review found the catastrophic 2019-20 bushfires reduced the amount of available timber by as mu...

Trawl fishing ban off Sussex coast aims to restore seaweed forests

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Damaging trawl fishing has been banned in more than 100 square miles of seabed off Sussex to help once vast kelp forests recover. A new bylaw has been approved to prohibit trawling year round over large areas along th...

Forests will rise around Birmingham to make Commonwealth Games 2022 carbon neutral

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Thousands of acres of forest will be created in and around Birmingham under plans to make the 2022 Commonwealth Games in the city carbon neutral. In an announcement to mark 500 days to the start of the Games, organise...

Is this the end of forests as we’ve known them?

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Camille Stevens-Rumann never used to worry about seeing dead trees. As a wildland firefighter in the American west, she encountered untold numbers killed in blazes she helped to extinguish. She knew fires are integral...