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World’s Forests Going Up in Smoke


Chile has replaced many of its native forests with plantation forests to supply pulp and timber mills that produce paper and wood products. As a result, highly flammable non-native pine and eucalypt forests now cover the region.

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Beetle Bitten Forests: Log or Leave Alone?


As another wildfire season unfolds across the Northern Hemisphere, billions of beetles are burrowing into trees, laying their eggs, killing forests and leaving dead stands vulnerable to fire. Again the debate arises – should they be left alone or managed?

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Climate Change Takes Its Toll


Climate Change – Monetary losses caused by natural disasters in the first half of 2016 were “significantly higher” than the corresponding figures for the previous year, although fewer people died in these events, according to a report by the German insurance and re-insurance firm Munich Re.

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