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The travelling greenhouse

Can a small greenhouse help to guarantee the sustainability of European forests? To find out, the Futuris team travelled to northern Italy. What

Can a small greenhouse help to guarantee the sustainability of European forests? To find out, the Futuris team travelled to northern Italy. What

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Takeaway: the traveling greenhouse

Looks like a carousel but in fact it is a portable greenhouse. Baby oaks, pines or firs are grown here Humidity, temperature and soil moisture

Looks like a carousel but in fact it is a portable greenhouse. Baby oaks, pines or firs are grown here Humidity, temperature and soil moisture

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Poland: Activists call for Bialowieza Forest to be protected

Several hundred green activists have staged a protest in Warsaw against the felling of thousands of diseased trees one of Europe’s oldest woodlands

Several hundred green activists have staged a protest in Warsaw against the felling of thousands of diseased trees one of Europe’s oldest woodlands

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Tracking the gases in the Amazon Rainforest

The vast Amazon rainforest has an extraordinary impact on the planet producing about half of all the oxygen in the atmosphere. Now a mast 325 metres

The vast Amazon rainforest has an extraordinary impact on the planet producing about half of all the oxygen in the atmosphere. Now a mast 325 metres

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Germany wins the 14th European Championship of Forestry Skills

Students from different European forestry and agricultural colleges gathered in Luua, Estonia, from May 20-24, to take part in the 14th European

Students from different European forestry and agricultural colleges gathered in Luua, Estonia, from May 20-24, to take part in the 14th European

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Laser scanning trees

Trees do the vital job of absorbing carbon dioxide, which contributes to global warming, and producing oxygen. But at the moment, the only way to

Trees do the vital job of absorbing carbon dioxide, which contributes to global warming, and producing oxygen. But at the moment, the only way to

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Do you know: who owns mushrooms in a forest?

Many people’s income depends on how you answer that question. Forests may be privately owned, but does that make them off-limits for pickers of

Many people’s income depends on how you answer that question. Forests may be privately owned, but does that make them off-limits for pickers of

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Do you know: how are we killing the forests?

Did we push our planet into a vicious cycle that kills the forests, destroying our vital source of breathable air? Carsten Gruening, a climate change

Did we push our planet into a vicious cycle that kills the forests, destroying our vital source of breathable air? Carsten Gruening, a climate change

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Caring for Mexican forests

Mexico has one of the highest deforestation rates in the world. It loses about 330,000 hectares of forest per year due to illegal logging and

Mexico has one of the highest deforestation rates in the world. It loses about 330,000 hectares of forest per year due to illegal logging and

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"Green wood" alternative to hardwood

Forests cover one third of the land on our planet. They produce vital oxygen and provide homes for humans and wildlife. But forests around the world

Forests cover one third of the land on our planet. They produce vital oxygen and provide homes for humans and wildlife. But forests around the world

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Colombia shuts out oil drillers from more rainforest land

The Colombian government has announced that the country’s Chiribiquete National Park, off limits to oil and mineral exploitation, is to be expanded

The Colombian government has announced that the country’s Chiribiquete National Park, off limits to oil and mineral exploitation, is to be expanded

Europe

European forests near carbon saturation point

A new study has warned that Europe’s forests are showing signs of reaching saturation point in their ability to absorb carbon dioxide. It means one

A new study has warned that Europe’s forests are showing signs of reaching saturation point in their ability to absorb carbon dioxide. It means one

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Fears of more fires as Australia temperatures set to soar

It has been a constant struggle, containing the bush fires which have spread across south-east Australia. Around 100 were burning on Thursday and the

It has been a constant struggle, containing the bush fires which have spread across south-east Australia. Around 100 were burning on Thursday and the

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Amazon dam building starts again

A judge in Brazil has ruled that construction can resume on the 13bn dollar Belo Monte dam in the Amazon. The order overturns a judgement last week

A judge in Brazil has ruled that construction can resume on the 13bn dollar Belo Monte dam in the Amazon. The order overturns a judgement last week

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Brazil's Congress passes divisive new forest law

Environmentalists in Brazil claim officials have backtracked on plans to ensure large swathes of the Amazon are reforested. A new law, just passed

Environmentalists in Brazil claim officials have backtracked on plans to ensure large swathes of the Amazon are reforested. A new law, just passed

Culture

Oscar the orphan chimp gets his name in lights

A young chimp is the star of the latest movie from the world’s top wildlife documentary film-maker Alastair Fothergill. ‘Chimpanzee’ was made in

A young chimp is the star of the latest movie from the world’s top wildlife documentary film-maker Alastair Fothergill. ‘Chimpanzee’ was made in