Regenerative supply chains to help repair the planet
9 July, 2021
While sustainability is a noble and
worthwhile business strategy, after decades of exploitation, and accelerating
climate change, our ideal goal should be to put back into nature more than we
take out, writes Hermann Haupt, vice president, Sub-Saharan Africa for CHEP.
Forests on caffeine: coffee waste can boost forest recovery
28 June, 2021
A new study finds that coffee pulp, a waste product of coffee
production, can be used to speed up tropical forest recovery on post
agricultural land. The findings are published in the British Ecological
Society journal Ecological Solutions and Evidence.
Rapid Detection of Pine Pathogens Lecanosticta acicola, Dothistroma pini and D. septosporum on Needles by Probe-Based LAMP Assays
21 June, 2021
Needle blights are serious needle fungal diseases affecting pines both
in natural and productive forests. Among needle blight agents, the
ascomycetes Lecanosticta acicola, Dothistroma pini and D.
septosporum are of particular concern.
The Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs Created the Amazon Rain Forest
9 June, 2021
Dinosaur and fossil aficionados are intimately familiar with the meteorite strike that drove Tyrannosaurus rex and
all nonavian dinosaurs to extinction around 66 million years ago. But
it is often overlooked that the impact also wiped out entire ecosystems.
Leaders make bold climate pledges, but is it ‘all just smoke and mirrors?’: Critics
8 June, 2021
World leaders took turns on Earth Day pledging increased ambition to
battle climate change during President Joe Biden's virtual Leaders
Summit on Climate. But environmentalists - weary of gaping policy
loopholes, conservation lapses.
World Environment Day 2021: Celebrating Sappi’s role in restoring ecosystems
4 June, 2021
That's the theme for
this year's World Environment Day which also marks the
launch of the United Nations Decade for Ecosystem
Restoration. It's a theme that has
particular resonance for Sappi, given that our strong
responsible forestry plays a key role...
Global forest loss increased in 2020
18 May, 2021
No one was sure exactly what near-term impact the global pandemic would have the world's forests in 2020. Some expected lockdowns and economic shocks to dampen deforestation
rates; others thought surging asset prices, government stimulus
programs, diminished environmental law enforcement
8 reasons we need to protect our forests
6 May, 2021
From cleaning the air we breathe, to providing food we eat and the
medicines we take when we're ill, it can be easy to forget the range of
ways forests touch on our everyday lives.About 1.6 billion people - including over 2,000 indigenous cultures - rely on forests for their livelihoods.
Forest for Thieves: Why Illegal Harvesting of South Sudanese Teak Leaves Nothing for the People
4 May, 2021
In order to meet the
enormous demand, India is importing more and more wood from other countries for
processing into "Indian" furniture or other objects. Teak is a popular wood but
difficult to obtain and whenever a fertile source of teak is restricted by international
Minister Barbara Creecy launches South Africa’s Nationally Determined Contribution
13 April, 2021
The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the
Environment, Ms Barbara Creecy, officially launched South Africa's updated
draft Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for public consultation during a
virtual stakeholder session on 31 March 2021.