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Sapling CEO Shares Vision for Future of Renewable Energy at Climate Summit

Uncategorized By May 12, 2023

Sapling CEO, John Green, shared his vision for the future of renewable energy at the Climate Summit in New York City. Green emphasised that renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind and hydropower, will play a crucial role in addressing climate change, as well as in job creation. His comments come after a recent report by the International Renewable Energy…

Scientists discover new shrub species in remote rainforest

Uncategorized By May 12, 2023

A new shrub species, named Jacaranda tenella, has been discovered in the Guiana Shield region, a remote rainforest that spans parts of Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana. The shrub was discovered during an expedition conducted by botanists from the Royal Botanic Gardens and the National Museum of Natural History, Paris. Growing up to 2 meters in height, the plant has pale…

Protecting Biodiversity: Why Understory is Vital for Forest Health

Uncategorized By May 12, 2023

The understory, the layer of vegetation beneath the main canopy of trees in a forest, is crucial to the health of forests and their inhabitants, according to an article on Ecowatch. The variety of plant species in the understory provides a habitat for many plant and animal species, playing a pivotal role in maintaining forest biodiversity. Moreover, the understory helps…

Tropical Undergrowth: A Biodiversity Hotspot Under Threat

Uncategorized By May 12, 2023

Tropical undergrowth refers to the diverse plant and tree mix found in tropical rainforests, which are home to more than half of the world’s plant and animal species. Unfortunately, these biodiverse ecosystems are under threat from human activities such as deforestation, agriculture, and mining. These activities cause habitat destruction, loss of biodiversity, and pollution. However, conservation organizations are working to…

Canopy acquires leading European hemp producer

Uncategorized By May 12, 2023

Canopy Growth has acquired leading European hemp producer AgriNextUSA, a move expected to significantly expand the Canadian cannabis company’s reach in the European market. Hemp is becoming increasingly important to cannabis firms. Canopy hopes to capitalizse on the growing demand for hemp products and use AgriNexUSA’s expertise in hemp production to expand its operations across Europe. The crop diversifies the…

Experts Discuss the Future of Copse in the Timber Industry

Uncategorized By May 12, 2023

Experts in the timber industry are exploring the potential of copse forestry as a more sustainable approach to timber production. Rather than clearcutting large areas, copse forestry involves the careful management of small clusters of trees, preserving the health of healthy trees while regenerating the forest. This approach not only reduces the impact of deforestation but also promotes biodiversity and…

Thicket Wildlife Sanctuary: Home to Rare and Endangered Species

Uncategorized By May 12, 2023

Thicket Wildlife Sanctuary in Texas spans 17,000 acres of pristine bottomland hardwood forests, diverse wetlands and various uplands. The sanctuary is a crucial habitat for numerous rare and endangered species, such as the red-cockaded woodpecker and the Louisiana pine snake. Visitors can apply for a guided tour or engage in a self-guided hike along designated trails and the sanctuary is…

Grove High School Wins State Football Championship

Uncategorized By May 12, 2023

Grove High School’s football team in Oklahoma has won the 2021 State Football Championship, defeating rival team El Reno with a score of 28-14. The game was held at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, and the victory marks the school’s first-ever state football title in its 51-year history. The team had previously been the runner-up…

Timber Companies Grapple with Diversity and Inclusion Issues

Uncategorized By May 11, 2023

The timber industry is grappling with diversity and inclusion challenges, including limited representation of women and marginalised communities, and a lack of diversity of thought and experiences. The historically male-dominated industry has struggled to attract a diverse pool of talent and faces a poor reputation due to perceived risks inherent in timber-related jobs. To address these challenges, timber companies are…

Provincial government announces new measures to curb illegal logging

Uncategorized By May 11, 2023

The provincial government has announced new measures to curb illegal logging, a practice that involves cutting down trees without permission or in violation of existing laws and regulations. The measures include strengthening existing laws and regulations, creating new protected areas, engaging with local communities, and improving monitoring and enforcement mechanisms. If successfully implemented, the measures could lead to reduced deforestation…