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Statement on the Inclusion of REPLANT Act within Infrastructure Framework

In response to the inclusion of the REPLANT Act within the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework just introduced in the U.S. Senate, American Forests President and Chief Executive Officer Jad Daley issued the following statement:. “America’s national forests, roughly one-quarter of our forested lands, are the beating heart of our green infrastructure,...
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A Holistic Approach to Reforestation in Haiti

Deforestation is a complex problem with many drivers and challenges that can diminish the sustainability of reforestation efforts. Between 2017 and 2021, Chemonics International worked to address key drivers of deforestation in Northern Haiti through the USAID Reforestation Project. Understanding that sustainable reforestation and resilience are inextricably linked, the project...
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California researchers are rethinking reforestation patterns to tackle wildfires

When a wildfire tears through a region, the first priority for conservationists is to begin replanting some of the habitat destroyed by the blazes, but in the face of climate change, some researchers are rethinking what this planting should look like. In Eldorado National Forest, researchers are trying out cluster planting to replicate what the ecosystem would look like if fires came through regularly—therefore making the region more fire-resistant.
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U.S. Reps. Carl, Sewell sponsor of Disaster Reforestation Act

First District Congressman Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) is a sponsor of the Disaster Reforestation Act of 2021, which is bipartisan legislation to help timber growers recover from timber loss caused by natural disasters. Carl said, “South Alabama is home to more than 500,000 acres of privately owned forests, which support 2,000...

Nicaragua: US Sanctions Will Disrupt Sustainable Beef Production And Reforestation – Analysis

Nicaragua: US Sanctions Will Disrupt Sustainable Beef Production And Reforestation – Analysis. Recently, there have been reports in the news media that Nicaragua is destroying its rain forests and allowing beef ranchers to convert them to pastures in the country’s vast nature reserves. A network of supposed human rights and environmental groups are calling for an increase in the intensity of...

Snam S p A : Blog Post - Snam's commitment to reforestation and biodiversity

From the activities of Fondazione Snam to the benefit company, Arbolia, the Group is contributing to the ecological transition, starting from the environment. Today, the Earth is covered by 5.5 billion hectares of forests. Yet, in a recent study, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that to limit global warming to 1.5°C by 2050, an additional 1 billion hectares of forests would be needed. Considering that cities are responsible for more than two thirds of CO 2 emissions globally, it follows that to achieve the goal it is therefore also necessary to create more green spaces in urban areas. Indeed, the presence of trees contributes not only to lower pollution levels and temperatures, but also increase people's quality of life.

PlantFuel Partners with Reforestation Non-Profit, One Tree Planted

Raising awareness about the importance of ecosystem restoration. Planting trees is one of the best ways to combat the damaging effects of climate change. Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80 percent of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. Trees also provide tremendous social impact by providing jobs to over 1.6 billion people, empowering women in underdeveloped nations, and supporting communities devastated by environmental damage.
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ETH Zürich researchers find reforestation can help increase rain

Researchers at ETH Zürich have published a new study that’s based on observational data from around Europe. Climate researchers have shown for the first time that forests lead to an increase in precipitation. The study claims that if agricultural land were reforested, the precipitation in Europe could increase by more than seven percent.