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Reviving the timber industry in the French Alps
With its spruce, larch and cedar, the Alps region is one of the most wooded in France. Fourteen years ago, the local timber sector decided to pull together and face up to more competitive offers from forests in Germany and Austria, the Nordics and Eastern Europe. A new label was born.
Beech Power: the project protecting Europe's native forests
Europe’s ancient Beech forests are one of the best natural resources we have when it comes to tackling climate change, but they also face a combination of threats. An EU project has made it a priority to preserve what's left. We’ll be seeing what’s being done to preserve these precious ecosystems?
Conservationists rush to save Georgia’s colchis boxwood trees from extinction
Colchis boxwood trees, native to forests in the Caucasus region are under threat. Scientists in Georgia are now trying to protect young boxwood trees in a bid to preserve the plant for generations to come.
Can becoming a 'Lord of Glencoe' really help conserve Scotland?
Highland Titles has made thousands of people green 'lairds' - including Beyonce. We investigated what's going on with the souvenir plot scheme.
These climate heroes of 2022 are giving us hope on Earth Day
With people taking part around the world so here are our top stories of people going above and beyond for the planet.
Pet monkeys are pushing this tiny marmoset to the brink of extinction
In Brazil, invasive species compete with native marmosets for food, habitat and even reproductive partners, jeopardising their survival in the future.
Sweden’s timber city erects skyscraper made entirely from wood
The Sara Cultural Centre is designed to ‘communicate’ with the buildings around it.
Thousands protest against Bolsonaro's anti-environment bills in Brazil
"Brazil is at a crossroads. Amazon deforestation is out of control, violence against Indigenous people has increased."
EU's mega-rich found to be fuelling the illegal 'blood timber' trade
EU regulators are supposed to prevent the import of illegal timber into the EU. But traders are still finding ways to get round the rules.
Cutting down trees is boosting biodiversity in this Finnish forest
The tree stumps they leave behind are providing a unique habitat for birds and insects.
Why is no one talking about the surge in forest growth in Europe?
Growth of European woodland seems to be an exception to the ongoing international deforestation crisis, but political challenges related to global forestry are greater than tree planting.
Scientists discover unique greenhouse gas effect in the Congo Basin
The Congo Basin is home to one of the world’s largest rainforests, so why do we know so little about it?
Madeira ends COVID testing: Why you should visit this island paradise
Portugal's sunny island of Madeira is one of Europe's most sought-after holiday destinations. Maeve Campbell gives us the lowdown on what to do and where to go once you arrive.
Karachi’s urban forest is bringing nature to the heart of the city
Six years ago this was an abandoned waste land, now it's a nature filled forest in the middle of Pakistan's largest city.
Scientists can now map carbon to the scale of tennis courts from space
The new Chloris map reveals that southern European countries are the ‘sleeping giants’ of carbon sinks.
Seven times polluters lost and the environment won in 2021
From COP26 to Cambo, forests to the sea floor, we look back at some of campaigners' brightest victories over the last 12 months.
Free trees are being handed out to the entire population in Wales
People who cannot take part in the scheme can choose for a free tree to be planted on their behalf.
How a map of underground mushrooms can help us fight climate change
Is underground climate science the next frontier? The founders of a new project to map and protect Earth's fungal networks think so.
Back from the brink: Bison return to Romania after 200-year absence
Rescued from extinction, wild bison have made themselves at home in Romania’s Carpathian Mountains
Enzymes and wood biomolecules, a winning combo for sustainable packaging
Discover the company that won the 2021 Innovation Radar Prize by using a combination of enzymes and biomolecules from wood to create the biodegradable packaging of tomorrow.
Beef and coffee to be certified ‘deforestation-free’ under new EU law
The EU has unveiled a major new proposal to fight deforestation with import bans on some commodities. Is it ambitious enough?
Explained: How the EU plans to ban products linked to deforestation
The European Commission has published an initial list of targeted products, covering soy, beef, palm oil, cocoa and coffee, as well as wood.
Rainforests in the DRC: "a solution" for climate change
The Congo Basin is home to the second-largest tropical forest on the planet. We take a look at how the Democratic Republic of the Congo with the help of the EU is helping to fight climate change and restore biodiversity there.
5 reasons why you should listen out for ‘nature tech’ at COP26
Nature4Climate director Lucy Almond explains why bringing together natural and technological solutions to the climate crisis is key.
Ending deforestation by 2030: Landmark deal or rerun of past failures?
From Brazil to Indonesia to the UK, countries across the planet have promised to halt and reverse deforestation and land degradation within the next nine years.
Deadly tree disease highlights risks of monocultures
A disease never before found in European trees highlights the risk that monoculture forests present.