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.
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 ... watch video
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 ... watch video
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 ... watch video
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 ... watch video
CBC (Dec. 16, 2010) The Canadian federal government wants to put a price tag on polar bears, and has commissioned a study to appraise the animal's value as a national icon. The outcome of the study will help determine ... watch video
TheStreet (June 5, 2014) Stephanie Link, co-portfolio manager of Action Alerts Plus, talks with energy contributor Dan Dicker about the off-shore drillers and whether a value is emerging. Stephanie owns Ensco (ESV) for AAP ... watch video
Reuters - Business Video Online (May 19, 2015) Climate change is moving up the agenda in Europe as the leaders of France and German hold meetings ahead of a UN conference in November. As Ciara Lee reports big companies, including Unilever, are ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Jan. 21, 2013) The Yasuni National Park on Ecuador's northeastern border with Peru is said to host one of the richest biodiversities on Earth. But oil drilling and logging threaten the forest and its indigenous ... watch video
May 27, 2015 Popular opinion says that tropical storms and hurricanes that make landfall mitigate droughts in the southeastern United States. But that simply isn’t true, according to an ... read more
May 28, 2015 Earthquakes kill, but their aftershocks can cause the rapid collapse of buildings left standing in the aftermath of the initial quake. Research offers a new approach to predicting which buildings ... read more
May 19, 2015 Drought and heat-induced tree mortality is accelerating in many forest biomes as a consequence of a warming climate, researchers report. To predict characteristics of plants that will survive and die ... read more
June 30, 2014 How well tropical trees weather periods of drought depends on the carbohydrates stored, as revealed by a novel experiment conducted by an international team of researchers. The findings are extremely ... read more
Jan. 7, 2014 Understanding forest biodiversity and how carbon dioxide is stored within trees is an important area of ecological research. The bigger the tree, the more carbon it stores and a study explores global ... read more
May 25, 2011 One helpful action anyone can take in response to global warming is to plant trees and preserve forests. Trees and plants capture carbon dioxide during photosynthesis, thereby removing the most ... read more