Rainforest conservation in Peru must become more effective: How the effectiveness of the National Forest Conservation Program could be increased

The cultivation of cocoa plants is often part of the sustainable production systems implemented by the participating communities. Credit: Copyright Renzo Giudice/Uni Bonn A few years ago, the Peruvian government launched a program to protect the rainforest. However, an analysis by the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn shows that its … Read more

Author Richard Powers sees nature in new light with new book

Seeing the forest for the trees Redwoods can grow more than 300 feet tall and can live for more than 1,000 years. Creative Commons National Book Award winner Richard Powers discusses how writing his latest novel affected his view of humans and nature Novelist Richard Powers’ latest book, “The Overstory,” entwines the tales of human … Read more

Harvard researchers are blown away by hurricane simulation

Scientists are blown away by hurricane experiment’s results Video by Justin Saglio/Harvard Staff Decades after Harvard Forest researchers decided to simulate effects of a giant storm, nature is still surprising in how it has rebounded Nearly 30 years ago, Harvard Forest scientists began a unique, long-running experiment on a 2-acre forest tract using a long … Read more

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