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Forest Carbon

Mapping Forest Carbon Stocks in Laos

Laos is rich in biodiversity. Its numerous landscapes range from mountainous areas to lowland plains. Laos is also a country rich in forest cover. Currently, 40 percent of the land area is covered by virgin forest, which is roughly classified into production, protection and conservation forest. Read on


Tracking Forest Landscape Transformation in Latin America

Measuring the loss of evergreen forest cover in protected areas as well as deforestation in forest- rich countries such as those in Latin America has played a crucial role in climate change mitigation. How can forest cover change be measured? The use of nearly real-time remote sensing is an effective tool for detecting shifts in forest canopies and identifying protection levels. Read on


Robotic Tumbleweeds Used to Analyse the Desert

The desert lives and breathes or so the saying goes. How exactly this occurs is not always clear so green designer, Shlomi Mir, is attempting to get the bottom of it all. To collect information and make predictions about the desert, Mir is looking to set some tech-charged tumbleweeds blowing across the land. Read on

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Mangrove Forest of Hong Kong

What was the impression when westerners first arrived in Hong Kong in the 17th century? “No trees, much grass!“ was their comment. Although the original vegetation of Hong Kong no longer exists after decades of urban development, we have a large area of country parks and mountain ranges covered with trees and secondary forest. Read on