Category: Urban Forestry

trees and carbon capture

Trees Defend Cities, Citizens From Extreme Weather By Linh Anh Cat, Forbes A new study demonstrates that urban trees saves money and lives. Trees reduce deaths, injuries and electricity consumption for air-conditioning. Trees also promote wellness. High air temperatures are a significant public health threat, killing an estimated 12,000 people annually worldwide in a typical year, with one […]

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Climate Action and Urban Forestry The Kilimanjaro region of East Africa is one of the most threatened ecosystems on earth. Millions of people and several endangered species depend on the snows and rains of Kilimanjaro for survival. As land use encroaches further into local forests, water flows are changing and conflicts with wildlife are rising. A […]

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Green Space Also Fights Global Warming Studies have shown that natural environments can enhance health. But how much could a tree in the street or a nearby neighborhood park improve our health? Several scientists examined this issue by studying the relationship between health and neighborhood green space. They compared the impacts of trees along streets vs. […]

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Urban Forests Benefit Citizens, Wildlife, Planet Property owners in Portland need to think twice before chopping down trees. A new city tree code took effect in January. It brings new protections to trees on both public and private property, along with stricter regulations and tough penalties for violators. It takes away a lot of the […]

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Urban Deforestation, Reforestation A multi-state team from universities in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland are working to advance the profession of urban forestry. The team led by researchers at Virginia Tech has launched Urban Forestry 2020. The project aims to examine the challenges faced by the urban forestry profession and devise strategies for advancing the […]

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Urban Forests Essential A survey of North American cities by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and the Global Cool Cities Alliance found that confronting the challenges of extreme weather, adapting to a changing climate, and improving the health and resiliency of urban populations are driving cities to develop and implement strategies to reduce excess urban heat. Nearly […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Sustainable Cities Require Inclusive Planning By Harini Nagendra, Bangalore From my office, on the 9th floor of a tall building in an academic campus in Bangalore, I have a birds-eye view of the city’s peri-urban surroundings. To the west, I can see a 6-lane high-speed highway choked by traffic, full of people commuting from their homes in city […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Urban Canopy Fights Climate Change Urban forests will play an even more important role as we seek solutions to maximize the quality of life in our cities, while reducing energy consumption and maximizing the uptake of carbon dioxide and other harmful pollutants. Sacred Seedlings is a reforestation (including urban forestry) and carbon capture program operated […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Boost Public Health, Resilience Green space in towns and cities could lead to significant and sustained improvements in mental health, finds a new study published in the journal of Environmental Science & Technology. Analyzing data that followed people over a five year period, the research has found that moving to a greener area not only improves people’s […]

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Urban and Community Forestry Grants The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has set aside funds to provide grants to applicants that wish to create or implement a“Leading Edge” Urban Forestry and Urban Greening Project or Program. The funding level of each CAL FIRE Urban & Community Forestry grant program may be […]

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