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Forest Attrition Distance

Thanks to the Science section of the New York Times, for the description of the research as well as for the name of the measurement: 415 more words



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Without interruption. Without discontinuities. Neither in matter nor in time. In a constant existence, in an eternal inhalation. Coexisting in a plane that accompanies us with immeasurable rhythms and frequencies. 210 more words



The New Year thing rather passed me by this year (and the Christmas thing as regards wishing several of my overseas friends well)…but it is, of course, and however much one tries to prevent it, a time for a bit of reflection.   251 more words

Foraging Fellowship In New York City

Thanks to Wired author Charley Locke for his story MEET THE OBSESSIVE MUSHROOM HUNTERS OF NEW YORK CITY:

ON A PARTICULARLY gorgeous Sunday in October, 30 explorers with the New York Mycological Society met at a cemetery in Brooklyn to hunt for mushrooms.

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Mexico's Experimentation With Community-Based Forestry

Thanks to Discover magazine for this (subscription required):

Can Community-Based Logging Fight Climate Change?

In Mexico, conservationists hope sustainable logging can provide jobs, protect the habitat and keep carbon from the atmosphere.
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Something's Wrong With This Picture

Thanks to the Guardian for this coverage of disturbing news from Europe:

Protected forests in Europe felled to meet EU renewable targets – report

Europe’s bioenergy plants are burning trees felled from protected conservation areas rather than using forest waste, new report shows…

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