‘Clean cooking’ can help protect forests and also combat climate change by reducing pressure on woodlands and cutting air pollution

A person cooks over campfire in Bhutan. About 2.4 billion people in the developing world lack access to "clean cooking." Universal Images Group via Getty Images Some 2.4 billion people cook on wood and charcoal fire pits or kerosene stoves. This accounts for 2% of global greenhouse gas emissions and harms forests and public health. […]

Fox N Forests’ Season-Changing Powers Unveil Secrets And Help Clobber Bosses

A giant wasp isn’t so tough in the winter in Fox N Forests, a game where a fox with a crossbow can change the seasons, affecting the stages and enemies around them in all kinds of helpful ways. Rick the Fox aims to bring justice to the forest denizens and uncover the mystery of the […]

How the Gambia Learned to Grow Both Forests and Food

Along the Atlantic coast at the southwestern tip of the Gambia, the local stewards of Konoto forest had to take drastic measures to ensure the survival of their woodlands. Last year, they agreed to a two-year moratorium: no logging, wood harvesting, cattle grazing or visiting without authorization. The strict rules were meant to protect the […]

CO₂ benefits of regrowing forests nothing to shake a stick at

Enlarge (credit: Patrick Shepherd/CIFOR) It’s a common suggestion that we should just plant trees to suck CO2 out of the atmosphere, but this isn’t quite the solution it may seem. Reforestation would roughly make up for the carbon added to the atmosphere by past deforestation, but our burning of fossil fuels is another matter. Still, […]

How forests balance the books in a changing climate

Enlarge (credit: flickr user: Andrey Belenko) Climate change poses a unique set of threats to the world’s forests. Forests are vital for ecosystems, water and nutrient cycles, and carbon management, so dying trees are a worrying prospect. And increased temperatures and droughts certainly have the potential to kill trees. But a paper in this week’s PNAS […]

Paying people to preserve forests really seems to work

Enlarge (credit: Kate Evans for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)) We’re trashing the world not because it’s fun, but because it pays to do so. People respond to financial incentives. So, how do you provide an incentive to stop trashing the world? One idea is to use cold, hard cash. If people earn more by […]

Weekly Rewind: Vertical forests, vaping safety, and vending machines for cars

A lot can happen in a week when it comes to tech. The constant onslaught of news makes it nigh impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of this week’s top 10 tech stories, from the best ads from Super Bowl LI to breathing buildings — […]

China’s Planning to Combat Air Pollution With Giant Vertical Forests

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