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How Forests Become More Fire-Resistant With Age

How Forests Become More Fire-Resistant With Age Conventional wisdom says that forests should become more flammable with age, and easier to burn, since they have so much more burn-able surface area and can provide so much more fuel for a fire. However, an Australian botanist named Phil
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How Trees Sweat

How Trees Sweat If Trees Had Sweating Glands to Cool Off From The Heat During extreme heat waves it’s common for people to seek relief under the shade of a tree yet few of us wonder how trees themselves survive these extreme conditions. Researchers from the University of Western Sydne
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Forests Help Technology be “Greener” Than Ever

Forests Help Technology be “Greener” Than Ever Using Wood to Build Body Parts Using wood to make body parts? No, we are not talking about wooden legs on pirates. When talking about using wood to build body parts we’re referring to nanocellulose. Nanocellulose are simply nano-structure
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Fungal Enzymes Key to Using Woody Biomass in Biofuel

Fungal Enzymes Key to Using Woody Biomass in Biofuel Global economies are growing due to the heightened demand of renewable energy in the form of solar, wind, and biofuels. With respect to converting woody biomass into biofuels, technology has struggled to develop a cost effective and
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New Forest Management Practices Increase Carbon Sequestration

New Forest Management Practices Increase Carbon Sequestration Greenhouse gases, also referred to as GHG, impact the Earth’s atmosphere by trapping heat within it. One of those greenhouse gases is carbon dioxide. When forests are healthy and sustainably managed, they sequester carbon f
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Forests in the Philippines Benefit Local Communities

Forests in the Philippines Benefit Local Communities The planet’s forests are necessary for supporting a healthy biosphere and healthy economies. In addition to the positive impacts forests have on climate change, they also support economies and peoples’ livelihood. When forests are s
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United Nations Supports Using Sustainably Sourced Wood Products

United Nations Supports Using Sustainably Sourced Wood Products More and more organizations, businesses and even individuals are pitching in when it comes to preserving, protecting and managing forests.  The United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) previously made headlines when they la
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Togolese Women Use Technology to Conserve Forests

Togolese Women Use Technology to Conserve Forests Togo is a small but proud country nestled between Ghana and Benin in West Africa and is one of many countries participating in the REDD+ program. REDD+ is a program overseen by the United Nations and it helps participating countries to
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How do Trees Grow?

How do Trees Grow? Wood is strong, flexible, and has been used in a variety of building applications for hundreds of years because it is safe and is a renewable resource. There are many external factors that can affect trees and thus the quality of lumber they produce.  These external
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