Forests

The Fire Next Time: Slave Lake Disaster a Harbinger of Things To Come

"EDMONTON -- On the one year anniversary of the Slave Lake fire, here is a troubling thought. There is a good chance — an ever-increasing chance, as a matter of fact — that it will happen again. Perhaps not to Slave Lake, Alta., but to another community, or communities, nestled in the national tinderbox that is the great boreal forest stretching from British Columbia to Labrador."

Source: Postmedia, 05/15/2012

"After Dry 'Rainy Season,' Calif. Faces High Wildfire Risks"

"In California, May typically marks the beginning of a warm and dry summer season. This year, however, things are different. Not only has it been warm and dry for the past couple weeks; it's been warm and dry for months. So dry, in fact, that officials are warning the risk of wildfires across much of the state is going to be much worse than usual, for several months to come."

Source: Climate Central, 05/14/2012
May 16, 2012

Sustainability and Certification Impacts

To air the evidence that sustainability certification is achieving its goals, the Rainforest Alliance presents this daylong workshop in New York where leading executives, producers and sustainability experts from around the world will gather to share and contextualize current data on diverse impacts of the sustainability certification movement. Journalists and bloggers are invited to attend and cover.

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"Drama Amid Indonesia's Disappearing Mangroves"

"The rising tide laps at the feet of local children and fishermen and submerges all but the tops of the mangrove trees of Tiwoho village in Indonesia's North Sulawesi province. At one degree of latitude north of the equator, the climate here is about the same all year round: hot, wet and perfect for the forests of salt-tolerant trees that grow along sheltered coastlines.

Source: NPR, 05/01/2012
August 6, 2017 to August 11, 2017

Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting

The 102nd annual ESA meeting, in Portland, Oregon, will support sessions that focus on and explore, in general, how biodiversity is the foundation for many ecosystem services, how ecosystem functioning can translate into ecosystem services, and the role different dimensions of biodiversity play in developing such understanding. Travel grants for journalists are available.

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