Environment, Carbon and Forests
2015pdf: Antje Ahrends Press Release ZHongwen橡胶文章报道-edit.pdf
KUNMING, 7 July 2015 –pdf: Antje Ahrends Paper Press Release.pdf
Europe’s largest conservation organisation to use solar, biomass and hydro power to supply half its energy needs for its estates, historic houses and palaces
The National Trust is to invest £30m in solar panels, woodchip boilers and innovative technology that can extract heat from a lake, in a bid to supply half of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020.
The significant investment in renewable power by Europe’s largest conservation organisation is an eightfold increase on the £3.5m the trust has already invested in five pilot green projects.Continue reading...
Changes in climate ‘the most pervasive threat’ to forests, wetlands and deserts, adding to harm caused by urban development, agriculture and invasive species
Climate change is compounding existing threats to Australia’s forests, wetlands and deserts, with several key landscapes now at risk of total collapse, a landmark series of new studies have found.
An assessment of 13 ecosystems across Australia, ranging from the wet tropics of far north Queensland to rare shrubland in Western Australia, found what researchers call a “worrying” climate change impact that adds to existing harm caused by urban development, agriculture and invasive species.Continue reading...
In Tanzania, women supplement their families’ diets by collecting foods that grow wild near their homes. They gather edible species while weeding, they collect wild vegetables they pass on their way to and from their farms, and they’ll take certain routes to collect firewood knowing they’ll pass by spots where sought-after species grow. In this... Read more