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  1. Sep 2023
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  5. Nov 2022
    1. phytoncides, antibacterial and antimicrobial substances that trees and other plants release into the air to help them fight diseases and harmful organisms. When humans breathe in these substances—typically by spending time in nature—their health can improve. Across several studies, phytoncides have been shown to boost immune function, increase anticancer protein production, reduce stress hormones, improve mood, and help people relax. 

      I always feel better during and after a forest walk.

  6. May 2022
    1. : low land that is covered wholly or partly with water unless artificially drained and that usually has peaty alkaline soil and characteristic flora (as of sedges and reeds)


      often heard in the phrase forests and fens

  7. Apr 2021
    1. The rate at which the world’s forests are being destroyed increased sharply last year, with at least 42,000 sq km of tree cover lost in key tropical regions.According to data from the University of Maryland and the online monitoring platform Global Forest Watch, the loss was well above the average for the last 20 years, with 2020 the third worst year for forest destruction since 2002 when comparable monitoring began.
  8. Feb 2021
    1. Zu einem Bericht des WWF über den Zustand der weltweiten Wälder. Es geht vor allem um 24 besonders sensible Region - Entwaldungs-Fronten-, die zusammen circa 50 % der Wälder der Welt ausmachen. Die Zahlen sind dramatisch. Das gilt sowohl hinsichtlich des Verlust der Biodiversität wie des Risikos, dass die Wälder von CO2-Senken zu CO2-Emittenten werden.

      In den 13 Jahren zwischen 2004 und 2017 allein ist eine Fläche von der Größe des Iraks entwaldet worden. Hauptursachen sind extensive Landwirtschaft, Bergbau und Straßenbau- und andere Infrastruktur-Projekte.

      Deforestation fronts | Stories | WWF

    1. published Wednesday in Science Advance

      Wichtige Dokumente sind außer dieser Studie der Bericht des WWF und die neue Studie zu den Kohlendioxidemissionen und der Kohlendioxidrezeption der Wälder vom Februar 2021.

    1. Überblick zu neuen Kartierungen von Wäldern und ihrer Funktion als Kohlendioxidspeicher. Links zu den entsprechenden Publikationen und Karten. Hintergrund zur aktuellen Situation vor allem der Regenwälder.

  9. Aug 2020
    1. A six-word California fire ecology primer: The state is in the hole. A seventy-word primer: We dug ourselves into a deep, dangerous fuel imbalance due to one simple fact. We live in a Mediterranean climate that’s designed to burn, and we’ve prevented it from burning anywhere close to enough for well over a hundred years. Now climate change has made it hotter and drier than ever before, and the fire we’ve been forestalling is going to happen, fast, whether we plan for it or not.
  10. Jun 2017
    1. When we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy