Trees and forests

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Global wildfire carbon dioxide emissions at record high, data shows
Figures from EU monitoring service for August are highest since it began measurements in 2003

Jonathan Watts

21, Sep, 2021 @4:17 PM

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Country diary: fungi like ripe peach flesh magnifies the veteran oaks
Moccas Park, Herefordshire: One of Britain’s finest woods illustrates that nature cannot be easily measured by net gain

Mark Cocker

21, Sep, 2021 @6:40 AM

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Weatherwatch: the slow death of tall trees by lightning strikes
Ecologists monitoring damage to older trees, vital to the rainforest ecosystem

David Hambling

21, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The Guardian view on autumn: as summer ends, fresh starts abound
Editorial: Though the days turn cold and the night draws in, we should not mourn; this time of year is full of richnesses and new beginnings too


17, Sep, 2021 @5:12 PM

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Grasslands have key role to play in saving the planet | Letter
Letter: They are essential for trapping carbon, and world leaders must commit to protecting them, write a group of conservationists


15, Sep, 2021 @4:29 PM

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‘Everyone’s fleeing’: Brazil cracks down on illegal mining in Amazon – for now
Government is determined to show the world a new, greener face, but activists are skeptical the clampdown will have lasting impact

Tom Phillips in Jardim do Ouro

15, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Leaked EU anti-deforestation law omits fragile grasslands and wetlands
Campaigners say draft regulation contains many loopholes, including exclusion of Cerrado and Pantanal

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

14, Sep, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Murders of environment and land defenders hit record high
Figures from Global Witness for 2020 show violent resource grab continued unabated despite pandemic

Jonathan Watts

12, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Seeing the wood and the trees | Letters
Letter: Both tree protection and planting are necessary for sustainably managed ecosystems, says Tom Skirrow


10, Sep, 2021 @3:26 PM

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Surrey heating co-op’s woodland scheme entices rare butterfly to return
Scheme that uses locally harvested woodchip to heat homes of retired sailors yields biodiversity benefits

Patrick Barkham

09, Sep, 2021 @12:40 PM

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Anti-logging protest becomes Canada’s biggest ever act of civil disobedience
At least 866 arrested since April, as police condemned for violence against protesters defending Vancouver Island’s diminishing forests

Jen Osborne in Fairy Creek and Leyland Cecco in Toronto

08, Sep, 2021 @3:11 PM

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Western Australia to ban native forest logging from 2024 in move that blindsides industry
Conservationists hail ‘long-awaited breakthrough’ while industry slams ‘rushed and bizarre decision’ as WA prepares to be first state to end native forest logging

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

08, Sep, 2021 @4:32 AM

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