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The Value of the Forest

June 4, 2012
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What value does the forest have? It is absolutely vital - both for humanity and nature. It's impossible to put a price tag on its value. But trees store CO2 - which is certainly measurable in terms of the climate. Global 3000 takes a closer look.

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World-Beating Forest Fire Detector

World-Beating Forest Fire Detector

Deutsche Welle (July 23, 2013) — A camera attached to a cell phone mast in the middle of a forest, rotating automatically and capturing over 100 images every six seconds. It monitors changes in movement, brightness and structures to detect smoke, and registers the first indications of a forest fire.
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Can Labels Stop the Rapid Loss of Rainforests?

Can Labels Stop the Rapid Loss of Rainforests?

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 19, 2013) — "Forest certification could be a very strong tool in the avoidance of illegal logging." says Ulrich Bick, an expert on sustainable forest management at the Hamburg Institute for World Forestry.
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Biological Diversity: The Primeval Forest of Biaowieza

Biological Diversity: The Primeval Forest of Biaowieza

Deutsche Welle (Oct. 22, 2012) — Biaowieza is Europe's last primeval forest. Located in eastern Poland, this national park is home to many endangered species - like the European bison. The Biaowieza Forest has been in existence for over 10-thousand years yet remains virtually unspoiled. This led UNESCO to declare it a World Natural Heritage Site in 1979.
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Mexico Market Turns Trash Into Food

Mexico Market Turns Trash Into Food

AFP (July 10, 2013) — The Mercado del Trueque, or barter market, in Mexico City encourages people to bring recyclable materials in exchange for organic products. The initiative, started by the left-wing city government last year, aims to raise awareness about the value and use of items that would otherwise end up in landfills, and is growing in popularity.
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