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  • Reduced humidity seriously restricts leaf growth of beech trees

    Beech trees are extremely sensitive to drought and are known to be one of the European tree species most at risk from climate change. New research found a dramatic reduction in the leaf growth of young beech trees growing in Central European forests when air conditions were dry, even where there was sufficient moisture in the soil. While previous experiments have shown the damaging effect of ...

  • Alberta's Forest Industry Launches WorkWild, the Most Comprehensive Forestry Career Awareness Program in Canada

    WorkWild targets young people in Alberta's forest-based communitiesEDMONTON, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/05/11 -- Alberta's forest industry has launched WorkWild, the most comprehensive forestry career awareness program in Canada. Developed by the Alberta Forest Products Association and industry partners, the program targets youth in Alberta's forest-based communities. The innovative program ...


  • Top Olympic athlete Yao Ming becomes UNEP`s first environmental champion

    Top Olympic athlete Yao Ming is the UN Environment Programme's first-ever Environmental Champion, UNEP announced. Basketball megastar Yao Ming, who plays for the National Basketball Association (NBA) and for China's Olympic team, is one of the most famous athletes in the world today. He is a national icon in China and carried the Olympic Flame into Tiananmen Square on 6 August, as well as being ...

  • Study reveals causes of apple skin spot

    For fruit crops such as apples, compromised skin appearance usually results in reduced market value. Identifying causes of fruit disorders and diseases can help producers modify growing strategies and increase profits. Researchers in Germany recently released a study of "skin spot", a disorder found in 'Elstar' (and occasionally in 'Golden Delicious') apples after CA storage that is characterized ...

  • Old growth forests are valuable carbon sinks

    Contrary to 40 years of conventional wisdom, a new analysis to be published Friday in the journal Nature suggests that old growth forests are usually “carbon sinks” – they continue to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and mitigate climate change for centuries. However, these old growth forests around the world are not protected by international treaties and have been considered of no ...


  • Guayaki Yerba mate highlighted at clinton global initiative annual meeting

    Guayaki Yerba Mate, a pioneer and leader in the yerba mate beverage category, will be highlighted as part of the Sixth Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). Guayaki was selected from a pool of candidates as a company with an extraordinary approach to addressing ...

  • International Women’s Day: Celebrating the Power of Women to Nourish the Planet

    On Thursday, we join millions of individuals and organizations around the world in observing International Women’s Day, a global celebration and recognition of women’s achievements. Women have proven to be a powerful force in the fight against global hunger and poverty, especially in agriculture. Worldwide roughly 1.6 billion women rely on farming for their livelihoods, and female ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Fighting for farmworkers’ rights: an interview with baldemar velasquez

    Incensed by the injustices suffered by his family and other farmworkers, Baldemar Velasquez founded the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) in 1967. FLOC works to give migrant farmworkers across the United States a voice by including them in decision-making processes on conditions that affect their lives. What is your background, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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